Excessive Sweating, or hyperhidrosis is a physiological, medical condition characterized by excessive or unexpected sweating. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may constantly worry about how much they are sweating. Occasionally, people with hyperhidrosis undergo emotional problems, including depression and decreased confidence. When hyperhidrosis affects the hands, feet, armpits, or face, it is called primary hyperhidrosis. When hyperhidrosis is caused by other medical conditions or medications, it is called secondary hyperhidrosis. Many medical conditions may cause secondary hyperhidrosis, including endocrine disorders. Additionally, hyperhidrosis can also be related to anxiety disorders.
Minute injections of Botulinum popularly known as Botox or Dysport, into the palm, underarm or sole have helped millions of people in treating excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis.
This breakthrough procedure has helped treat millions of people for excessive sweating. Research has shown that treating hyperhidrosis with Botulinum is safe and effective. Botulinum is a chemical neuropeptide, which blocks nerve impulses to muscles and sweat glands. When Botulinum is injected into the under-arm areas affected by hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating was relieved for an average of 7 months.
Side effects are minimal and typically relate to the local injection. Soreness or mild bruising, while uncommon, may occur around the injection site. Rarely, there might be temporary weakness of muscles near the injection sites, particularly small hand muscles and minor discomfort such as a stinging sensation. There is no limitation to the patient’s normal activity / lifestyle after the procedure and the patient can proceed with his / her routine chores as usual. Botulinum injection is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation, while on antibiotics or at sites that has any infection.
The cost for excessive sweating ranges from RM 1800 onwards per Treatment, depending on the amount of Botulinum used.