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FAQ Hyperhidrosis, Treatment, Procedure And Effectiveness

Updated: Nov 17, 2022

This article discusses the effectiveness and process of non surgical treatment for excessive sweating using neurotoxin.


What Is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a common medical condition in which a person sweats excessively. The sweating may affect the whole body, or it may only affect certain areas.

Commonly affected areas include armpits, palms of your hands, soles, face and groin area.


Hyperhidrosis usually affects both sides of the body equally.

There is no guidelines to determine how much sweating is “normal”. But if you are feeling often that you sweat too much and this condition causes interference to your lifestyle, then you very well may have hyperhidrosis.


Hyperhidrosis, Treatment, Procedure And Effectiveness
Excessive Sweating on Armpits


Is Hyperhidrosis Unhealthy?

Hyperhidrosis does not cause a serious threat to health, but this condition can be distressing to individuals and can impact his or hers quality of life.


Is There A Way To Get Rid Of Hyperhidrosis Without Surgery?

Non surgical treatment to stop excessive sweating is by using neurotoxin. This is a medical proven treatment and also a US FDA approved choice of treatments to hyperhidrosis.


How Does Neurotoxin Work For Hyperhydrosis?

Neurotoxin contains botulinum toxin which works by blocking chemical in the body that activates sweat glands.

Neurotoxin alters the function of certain neurotransmitters. These are chemicals in the body that instruct the body to react in a certain way. Neurotoxin blocks the neurotransmitter that tells the sweat glands to activate, to control sweating in the injection area.

Once treatment is administered, result can be expected within the next 2-4 days, though full result may be noticeable within 2 weeks.


Hyperhidrosis, Treatment, Procedure And Effectiveness
Dryness Typically Lasts 4 - 6 Months, Some Up To 14 Months

Does Neurotoxin Work For Hyperhidrosis?

Yes. Individuals will notice up to 87% reduction of sweating after a single treatment.


How To Stop Hyperhydrosis On My Armpits Permanently?

As mentioned, neurotoxin stops hyperhidrosis. Thus, any body areas which have excessive sweating, can be treated with neurotoxin. Most commonly affected areas are palms and armpits.


What Are The Side Effects Of Neurotoxin For Hyperhidrosis?

Possible side effects after neurotoxin treatment for hyperhidrosis are redness, infection and bruises. It is important to keep the treated area clean and dry in the next 1 week after the treatment. Bruises take about 1 week to resolve and does not leave permanent side effect.


Can I Stop Getting Neurotoxin Once I Start?

In order to continue not experiencing hyperhidrosis, it is advisable to continue the treatment every 6 months.

A single treatment lasts between 4-6 months, though some may experience a lasting result up to 14 months.


What Is The Cost Of Neurotoxin For Hyperhydrosis?

Neurotoxin treatment for hyperhidrosis varies. Click here to contact us to find out our price.


How Is Neurotoxin Procedure For Hyperhydrosis?

At Dr Jane Clinic, neurotoxin treatment for hyperhidrosis is done in a private patient room. The treated area is cleaned and topical numbing cream will first be applied for 30 minutes. Then after 30 minutes, the area is cleaned and marked. Doctors will then administer the neurotoxin injections. Overall treatment takes between 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

Once treatment is done, the area is cleaned and topical cream applied. You should expect to start feeling the difference in the next 2-4 days.


If you have more questions about hyperhidrosis, contact us here to book a consultation with our Doctors.

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