Hyperhidrosis is more commonly known as excessive sweating. It is believed that approximately 3% of the world’s population suffer from this condition. Hyperhidrosis occurs when the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature, overacts and signals eccrine sweat glands to start working. A problem with the sympathetic nervous system which connects the hypothalamus to the sweat glands may also be at fault.
It is unknown what causes hyperhidrosis, however may be triggered by a variety of things such as exercise, spicy food, and anxiety.
Those with hyperhidrosis experience excessive sweating on certain parts of the body, such as the face, hands, feet and underarms – areas that normally have a high concentration of sweat glands. If one side of the body is affected, then in most cases the other side is affected as well, making it symmetrical.
Botulinum toxin COSMETIC® treats severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis.
It will target sweating at its source, it will be injected into the specific glands that responsible for excessive sweating and it will block the release of a chemical that signals the perspiration. Botulinum toxin COSMETIC® is proven for severe underarm sweating that is inadequately managed with topical agents. Botulinum toxin COSMETIC® helps control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops.
The whole procedure only takes less than 15 minutes and it will last for months.
A noticeable reduction in the amount of sweat produced in the underarms occurs in the days following the first treatment, and may take up to a month.