Botox® reduces sweating by temporarily blocking the nerve impulses that stimulate the sweat glands. Treatment is required every 4-6 months.
What are the symptoms?
Hyperhidrosis – the condition of excessive sweating. Those who suffer from it sweat profusely regardless of temperature, physical exertion, or nervousness. As a result, they are often left with cold, sweaty palms, stained clothing, body odor, and social embarrassment.
Who gets it?
Hyperhidrosis exists in two forms: primary focal and secondary generalized. The latter can be a side effect of medication or an underlying medical condition. Once the underlying cause is identifying and removed, the symptom will generally resolve. Contrarily, primary focal hyperhidrosis is a genetic condition that typically begins in adolescence and is characterized by excessive sweating in specific parts of the body. 2.8% of the U.S. population, or nearly 8 million individuals, suffer from primary focal hyperhidrosis.