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Hyperhidrosis (Excessive sweating) affects millions of people around the world and can be managed by targeting the sweat glands with Botulinum toxin.
Hyperhidrosis involves overactive sweat glands which can lead to excessive sweating. This can become embarrassing, stressful uncomfortable, and be disabling. Excessive underarm sweating is one of the most common presentations and this can disrupt many aspects of a person’s life. It can limit career options, affect relationships, and can be detrimental to emotional well-being and self-esteem.
At Skin Logics Clinic our Doctors treat many clients with differing degrees of hyperhidrosis using Botulinum Toxin which targets sweating at its source.

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that affects millions of people around the world. Uncontrolled sweating can occur in various parts of the body including the hands, feet or underarms. Although high temperatures or stress can increase perspiration, they don’t cause hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis may be inherited trait or physiological condition that stops the body from properly regulating its temperature.

 

What is Botulinum treatment?

Botulinum Toxin is a natural, purified protein and it temporarily stops the release of a neurotransmitter (chemical) that signals perspiration thus helping to reduce excessive sweating. The Botulinum toxin is derived from a bacterium, similarly as penicillin is derived from mould. It is then manufactured in sterile laboratory conditions.
Botulinum Toxin is a prescription-only medicine and is registered for the treatment of severe axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating).

How does the treatment work?

At Skin Logics Clinic, during your free consultation, our Doctor will determine if Botulinum toxin is a suitable treatment.
Botulinum Toxin Treatment is a non-surgical procedure where a small amount of Botulinum Toxin is administered into the skin of the armpits using a very fine needle. The procedure takes around 30 minutes. Discomfort is typically minimal and brief, and although the injection may sting for a few seconds, normal activity can be resumed soon after.
After the injection, it takes about seven days for the Botulinum Toxin treatment to take full effect.

 

How long does the treatment last?

After treatment the average person experiences about a 60-80 percent reduction in sweating. The effects of BOTOX® last approximately 6-7 months, however, results vary from person to person.

For Consultation

BOTOX® (botulinum toxin Type A) is a prescription medicine containing 100 units of botulinum toxin type A for injection. It is used for the treatment ofprimary hyperhidrosis of the axillae in patients 12 years of age and above. primary hyperhidrosis of the axillae in patients 12 years of age and above. It should only be administered by trained medical professionals. Do not use if you have myasthenia gravis, Eaton Lambert Syndrome or infection at the proposed injection site. Caution: People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or other neuromuscular junctional, concomitant use with aminoglycoside antibiotics or other medicines that interfere with neuromuscular junctional disorders, inflammation at the site of injection, excessive weakness in the muscles to be injected, fixed contractures, pregnancy and lactation disorders. Caution should be exercised when treating patients with significant disability. Adverse effects reported after injection of BOTOX® for primary hyperhidrosis of the axillae have included perceived increase in non-axillary sweating, injection site pain, pain, vasodilation, transient arm weakness and body odour. BOTOX® is not funded for the treatment of primary hyperhidrosis of the axillae. You will need to pay for this medicine. Normal doctor’s fees apply. BOTOX® treatment has risks and benefits. Ask your doctor if BOTOX® treatment is right for you. For further information the Data Sheet and Consumer Medicines Information can be accessed at www.medsafe.govt.nz or ask your doctor. If symptoms persist or if you have side effects, please see your doctor. Allergan New Zealand Pty Ltd, Auckland.