What is Hyperhidrosis?
- Focal Hyperhidrosis: This is where excessive sweating is localized. A prime example is “palmoplantar hyperhidrosis” whereby the excessive sweating is focused on the palms & soles.
- Generalized Hyperhidrosis: The entire body is affected by excessive sweating.
What causes Hyperhidrosis?
- Primary Idiopathic Hyperhidrosis: This is basically an unknown cause. Localized Hyperhidrosis is localized in the majority of the cases.
- Secondary Hyperhidrosis: A person sweats profusely due to an underlying health condition, such as diabetes mellitus, gout, hyperthyroidism, gout, menopause, mercury poisoning or obesity.
- Excessively wet palms of the hands
- Excessively wet soles of the feet
- Frequently sweating
- Noticeable sweating that soaks through clothing
Complications of Excessive Sweating
- Nail infections: Especially in the toenails
- Warts: Skin growth caused by HPV (human papillomavirus)
- Bacterial infections: Especially around your hair follicles
- Heat rashes (prickly heat, miliaria): These are usually itchy, red skin rashes which often cause a stinging sensation. Heat rashes develops when your sweat ducts become blocked & perspiration is trapped underneath your skin.
Botox, when used to treat hyperhidrosis, blocks the nerves responsible for activating your sweat glands. Basically, your nerves will not be able to send signals your sweat glands on the areas treated.
Numbing cream is applied on the treated areas before the procedure to minimise discomfort. Tiny needles are micro-administered by our professional doctors (usually in a grid pattern) within 15 minutes. Since there’s no downtime, you’re able to head straight back to work!