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Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is a chronic disorder of excessive sweating that can affect any body part, including the underarms, the palms, the soles of the feet, and the face.

By blocking the release of acetylcholine, which activates the sweat glands, Botox® injections can relieve excessive sweating, a life-altering procedure for those suffering from the embarrassing ailment, and were approved for use under the arm in September 2001.

Previous treatments for excessive underarm perspiration — which is known as axillary hyperhidrosis—were often ineffective and short-acting, or were associated with significant risks. Studies have shown that 80 to 95% of patients respond to one treatment session (Naumann 2001; Lowe 2003; Naumann 2003). Along with a decrease in perspiration, injections can improve quality of life (Campanati 2003) and decrease body odour (Heckmann 2003) for up to 7 months (Naumann 2003). A long-term study has shown that side effects are minimal, and repeated injections over 16 months are safe and efficacious, with 50% or greater reduction in sweating seen in 96% of patients after the first treatment (Naumann 2003).

For more information on Hyperhydrosis, please click here to read the article
"No Sweat! A New Way to Control Excessive Sweat"


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