Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition commonly known as excessive sweating. The word excessive here does not mean a sweat soaked shirt after some physical exertion or wet, stained armpits in hot and humid conditions. Instead, the people with this condition face these embarrassing situations even in the absence of triggers.
How much a person sweats daily varies greatly from one individual to another, and can be influenced by numerous factors including genetics, eating patterns, the foods a person eats, weight, stress level and even certain medical conditions such as heart attack or hypothyroidism (overactive thyroid gland). If an individual has an unusually high level of perspiration, and he or she sweats excessively even in the absence of these triggers, then he/she is most probably suffering from hyperhidrosis.
Hyperhidrosis patients sweat profusely in a certain area or a few specific parts of the body. Some most commonly affected areas include underarms, palms, feet and face, and this condition is called local hyperhidrosis. If you are also suffering from excessive sweating, find comfort in knowing that you are not alone. A latest survey has found that over 2% of the world’s population is suffering from this debilitating condition.
But the good news is that there are various effective treatments available that can help eliminate the main symptom of local hyperhidrosis – Sweat – and lead you on your way to a better, sweat free life. One of the most demanded hyperhidrosis treatments in Dubai is the Botox treatment.
Botox is a neurotoxin that is derived from a naturally occurring toxic protein called Botulinum Toxin type A. This toxin is best known for improving cosmetic appearance by reducing or eliminating wrinkles and creases that appear on the face and around the neck over time. But it is also FDA approved injectable drug to treat numerous health conditions, including excessive sweating, overactive bladder, cervical dystonia and chronic migraines.
When used to treat excessive sweating, Botox is injected into 10 to 15 points marked evenly over the area that needs hyperhidrosis treatment. The toxin sticks itself to the nerve endings, preventing transmission of nerve impulses from brain to the sweat glands, thereby reducing sweat production in the treated area by up to 80 percent.
Results of the treatment can be seen within 7 to 10 days, and last for up to 6 months. But the longevity of effectiveness varies across the individuals, depending on the age, health condition, lifestyle, climate and the technique used. It is one of easiest and safest treatment options to curb sweating in the armpits, and rarely causes any side effects. However, beware, getting injection from an inexperienced doctor or nurse practitioner can lead to potential side effects, including botulism like symptoms, caused by spread of toxin. So be very careful when selecting a practitioner. Make sure the dermatologist you choose is board-certified for administering Botox and has at least five-year experience of treating hyperhidrosis with botulinum toxin.
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