Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
Hyperhidrosis affects 1-3% of people. It can cause social, emotional and work difficulties. There are many causes of hyperhidrosis but in 90% of people no cause is found. It affects both sides of the body in the underarms, palms, soles, face and less commonly scalp and groin. Many people have a family history of hyperhidrosis which suggests there may be a genetic predisposition.
Neuromodulator (Botox® Nuceiva® and Dysport® injection into the skin is thought to inhibit the release of neurochemicals that trigger sweat glands. It is the most studied treatment for hyperhidrosis and has shown reduction in sweat production. Results start to take effect in 2-3 days and reach full effect by 14 days. Effects typically last from six to eight months although in some people it may be shorter or longer. Repeat treatments are required to maintain the effect. The procedure takes less than 30 minutes, and you can resume normal activities immediately afterward.
Many insurance companies cover the cost of neuromodulator for excessive sweating. There is a fee for injection which is often not covered by insurance and must be paid at the time of injection.