Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating affects almost 2% of the population but unfortunately it remains largely under diagnosed and under treated due to the lack of awareness of this condition.
Hyperhidrosis typically starts during adolescence and with no definitive cause it simply becomes a way of life.
For those with axillary (armpit) hyperhidrosis, following fashion trends of brighter coloured clothes is simply not an option. Instead sufferers tend to have a large wardrobe selection of black tops to disguise sweat marks. For those with palmar (hands) hyperhidrosis, the shaking of the hands in the workplace becomes an intricate, well rehearsed routine of continual hand wiping manoeuvres to avoid the dreaded wet handshake. While for others it simply means carrying an endless supply of tissues to mop the face and brow.
As well as the physical impact, hyperhidrosis has a large psychological impact on one’s life, including poor self esteem, discomfort in social situations, stained clothes and limited social contact due to being self-conscious about the symptoms.
Those affected need suffer no more. Botulinum Toxin is now the gold standard treatment of hyperhidrosis. The popularity of this treatment comes from the fact that it is extremely safe, but most importantly because it is so effective, dramatically changing the daily life of sufferers, but a few words of warning…