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Sweat Reduction Treatment (Using Botox®)
Excess sweating (or Hyperhydrosis)
What is hyperhydrosis?
Everybody sweats; it is a normal and important part of how our
bodies regulate temperature. Hyperhidrosis means excessive
sweating. People with hyperhidrosis produce sweat in amounts far
greater than that needed to control their temperature.
Approximately 3% of UK adults suffer from some form of excessive
sweating and around 1.4% experience excessive sweating
under the arms. That equates to approximately 840,000
people in the UK.
It usually begins to affect people from adolescence or early
twenties and often persists to affect individuals in middle
People with this condition can produce large amounts of sweat
which can often be unsightly causing damp sweat patches.
Excessive underarm sweating is caused by over activity of one
type of sweat gland, the eccrine gland. These glands are found
virtually all over the body surface but are concentrated in the
armpits, palms of the hands, soles of the feet, face and scalp.
There are many factors which can stimulate excessive sweating.