Sweating is the body's normal mechanism to get rid of excess heat,
but some people produce more sweat than is needed for cooling - called
hyperhidrosis. This condition affects about 2-3 % of the population.
Hyperhidrosis can be troublesome in some individuals causing irritation
and sometimes social problems.
Injections to the affected area is a proven and safe method of treating hyperhidrosis.
Results start to be noticeable approximately 2 to 4 days after treatment with the full effects are usually noted within 2 weeks.
Injections do not cure hyperhidrosis; excessive sweating will go away
gradually (usually in about a week) and return gradually. Therefore, follow-up
injections are required to maintain dryness. These repeat injections may be necessary
at intervals varying from 7 to 16 months depending on individual response. With repeated
therapy, it is known that the results tend to last longer.