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Excessive Sweating

  • Excessive perspiration can be an extremely embarrassing condition, which can affect social and work place interactions.

    Clothing can be quickly stained.

    The modern solution is the use of a variety of Botulinum Toxin (Botox). The medication is a natural purified protein, which works by preventing the presynaptic release of acetylcholine in sympathetic nerve endings associated with the eccrine sweat glands.

    The Cause of Excessive Sweating
    Hyperhidrosis is caused by over activity of eccrine sweat glands in the skin. The eccrine glands exist in various concentrations throughout the skin. They maintain body temperature within a narrow range in the face of external heat, or increase in physical activity.

    The eccrine sweat glands are concentrated in the palms, soles and under the armpits (axillae), and number around 2-4 million per person.

    Treatment for Excessive Sweating
    The treatment is administered through a very fine needle into the affected skin. Sweating diminishes substantially within 48 hours and results can last from 6-12 months.

    The procedure is quick, simple and effective.

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