Whereas normal perspiration is required for regulation of body temperature, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is a medical condition characterised by abnormally increased perspiration.
Excessive sweating is an embarrassing, uncomfortable and stressful condition that can significantly disrupt a sufferer’s daily routine as well as their work and social relationships.
Hyperhidrosis can be either generalized or affect only specific areas of the body. Hands, feet, armpits and groins are the most commonly affected areas as they contain the highest concentration of sweat glands. However, any part of the body can be affected.
Primary hyperhidrosis affects around 3-4% of the population and usually starts during adolescence. The cause is unknown but it does display a hereditary tendency.
Primary hyperhidrosis must be distinguished from secondary hyperhidrosis which can start at any point in life as a symptom of a number of disorders including diabetes, thyroid or pituitary gland disease.
Injections of a perspiration-blocking medication directly into the area(s) of increased sweat gland activity are very effective at treating this disabling condition.
Please note that this product is the same as the very popular Anti-Wrinkle (Muscle Relaxant) Injections used for facial expression lines. Although most people know this product very well by name, current Australian Government regulations prevent us from referring to it by name. We are permitted, however, to forward you printed information on it, along with its brand name, if you contact us and personally request it.
Injections of the perspiration-blocking medication can disable the sweat glands for 3-12 months depending on the site of the injections. A local anaesthetic cream can be applied to the more sensitive areas such as hands and feet in order to make the treatment more comfortable.
Top-up treatments are required when the effect wears off.