Hyperhydrosis

 



Cheshire Lasers Hyperhydrosis Treatment Information

Do you suffer from embarrassing excessive sweating?

Hyperhydrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating.

In 2004, the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) approved BOTOX (Botulinum Toxin Type A) for the treatment of severe primary axillary Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating of the underarms) in patients unable to obtain relief using antiperspirants.

BOTOX is produced by Allergan, and it is the most studied brand of Botulinum Toxin in the world. BOTOX has been available for over a decade and has been used to treat more than 1 million patients with various conditions, including spasticity and movement disorders. With FDA approval, the United States joined more than 20 other countries that have already approved the use of BOTOX for excessive sweating.

Local injections of Botulinum Toxin alleviate the symptoms of Hyperhydrosis.

Research has shown that treating the armpits, hands, feet, and face with Botulinum Toxin is safe and effective.

In one clinical study involving 322 patients with severe underarm sweating, 81% of the patients receiving Botulinum Toxin injections achieved a greater than 50% reduction in sweating. 50% of the patients had their excessive sweating relieved for at least 201 days (nearly 7 months).


How does Botox stop Hyperhydrosis?

Botulinum Toxin is a natural, purified protein with the ability to temporarily block the secretion of the chemical in the nervous system that is responsible for “turning on” the body’s sweat glands. By blocking, or interrupting, this chemical messenger, Botulinum Toxin “turns off” sweating at the area where it has been injected.


What does a Hyperhydrosis treatment involve?

The area of excessive sweating where the sweat glands are located is identified.

A very fine needle is used to inject small amounts of Botulinum Toxin just under the skin in the effect areas. Multiple injections 1 to 2 cm apart are needed to treat one area.


How long does Botox for Hyperhydrosis last?

Botulinum Toxin injections do not cure Hyperhydrosis; your symptoms will return gradually. Follow-up injections are required to maintain dryness. These repeat injections may be necessary at intervals varying from 7-16 months.


Which areas can be treated?

The following areas can be treated:

  • Underarms
  • Forehead
  • Hands
  • Feet
  • Scalp

The following specialists perform Hyperhydrosis Treatments at Cheshire Lasers:

Dr Teri Johnson – Underarms and Forehead.

Patricia Goodwin – Underarms and Facial Sweating.

Moira Grobicki– Underarms, Forehead, Hands and Feet.

Dr Priyanka Vaidya– Underarms.