Hyperhidrosis is an illness, which is characterized by excessive, overabundant sweating and more than 1% of the population suffers from it. Excessive sweating normally begins during puberty and continues throughout life, affecting predominantly:
- Armpits (axcilar hyperhidrosis);
- Hands (palmar hyperhidrosis);
- Feet (plantar hyperhidrosis);
- Hyperhidrosis can be caused by a number of factors: genetics (approximately 40%), glandular illnesses, medications taken, physical overload, or extreme climactic conditions.
In medicine many local means are known for the treatment of hyperhidrosis, but most of them are short-term and not terribly effective.
The most modern means to treat hyperhidrosis is the application of Botox to the affected zone. The secretion of the sweat glands is decreased by 75-80%, where the first results are noticeable after 72 hours. The length of this effect is 6 to 12 months.