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Sweating is an important bodily function which keeps your body cool and helps to stop you from overheating. However, some people have a condition called Hyperhidrosis which is marked by an overactive sweat mechanism. This excessive sweating can happen at any time, even when you do not need to cool off. This can be embarrassing for many people. Fortunately, there are treatments that can help you if you suffer from Hyperhidrosis.
How does the injection work?
Botulinum toxin injections work by blocking the nerve endings that supply the eccrine glands, these are the glands that produce sweat. This result slowly fades and by about 6-8 months new nerve endings grow and sweating return.
What will happen during the treatment?
The treatment is done using very small needles. The toxin is injected into the skin in about 10-15 areas approximately 2cm apart. The pain felt is minimal as the needles used are very fine. Many patients complain of a mild stinging.
When will treatment take effect?
This can vary from patient to patient but you should notice a difference within a week and there should be 90% sweat reduction by 2 weeks