Axillary hyperhydrosis is an excessive sweating of the underarms, which can be quite an embarrassing condition for sufferers.
It is caused by over-active stimulation of the sympathetic nerves which control the sweat glands. Excessive sweating is a normal biological response to cool the body when it is hot, however it can also be exacerbated by certain factors which excite nervous stimulation, such as emotional distress, consumption of alcohol and spicy foods. However for sufferers of excessive sweating Hyperhydrosis, there is a constant degree of sweating even without encountering these triggers.
The exact cause of excessive sweating remains unknown, however it is thought to be genetically associated. For sufferers of excessive sweating, the condition can lead to low self-esteem, withdrawal from social activity and constant anxiety. But thankfully we have a very successful treatment, which can relieve up to 90% of excessive underarm sweating!
We use the same treatment for excessive sweating as we do anti-wrinkle injections. Anti-wrinkle injections are made of purified protein, which is used to block the neurotransmitter responsible for stimulating activity of the sweat glands. Anti-wrinkle injections are a proven and safe medication which have over a 20 year clinical safety profile. Treatment is administered by medical practitioners and involves a series of superficial injections in the underarms.