Excessive Sweating - Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive sweating, does not typically pose a serious threat to a person’s health, but it can be embarrassing and distressing. The inconvenience can also have a negative impact on your quality of life.



Excessive Sweating –  Hyperhidrosis

There is no set way of defining excessive sweating. But if sweating is interfering with your daily life and normal activities, you may have hyperhidrosis.
Many people with the condition are too embarrassed to seek medical help or believe that nothing can be done to improve their symptoms.
However, there is help available.

Botulinum neurotoxin also called Botox ® treatment helps control the symptoms of severe underarm sweating when topical medicines have not worked for you. It works by temporarily blocking chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands do not receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. But it also works well on excessive facial sweating, like on the upper lip or forehead.

Botulinum Toxin injections are expected to temporarily stop the production of excessive sweat in the treated areas only. Sweat continues to be produced elsewhere. So you do not have to worry. It does not require anesthesia and patients can return to their normal routine immediately.  In most, the treatment lasts between 4-12 months.

If this is the right treatment for you and to get more information make an appointment with Dr.Liv Kraemer online (click here) or under 044 211 88 11 during our telephone hours


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