Why is treating hyperhidrosis important?
When sweating is excessive it can be uncomfortable, stressful and embarrassing. It can affect someone’s self-esteem and impact everything from style choice and sporting activities through to career decisions and relationships. Excess sweating may force people to change clothes several times a day.
What causes hyperhidrosis?
While stress and high temperatures can increase perspiration, they do not cause hyperhidrosis. It remains an individual variation in the distribution of sweat glands and may be hereditary in nature.
The prevalence is similar for men and women. People may produce excessive sweat in the face from emotional stress, higher environmental temperatures, or stimulants like caffeine. However, the episodes of sweating excessively may occur without any known stimulus. Excessive sweating is the increased activity of the sweat glands in response to various stimuli that may need regulation of the body’s temperature.
Hyperhidrosis prevalence is reported to be around 2.8% of the population and perhaps underestimated due to under diagnosis.
Is there treatment for hyperhidrosis?
Muscle Relaxants or Anti-Wrinkle Injections one option. With an appropriately qualified practitioner, injectables of this kind as a safe, well established and effective treatment for Axillary Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating in the armpits). At Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine all injectors are Doctors only.