Hyperhidrosis Treatment

Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, negatively impacts your life. From embarrassing social interactions to damaged clothing, hyperhidrosis can affect the underarms, face, hands, and feet. 

At Transform Clinic, we make hyperhidrosis treatment simple, so you can focus on what really matters. 

 

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What is hyperhidrosis?

Sweat is produced by sweat glands to regulate body temperature. Commonly produced during exercise, warm physical environments, stress, and sickness, the body produces sweat which then evaporates, cooling the skin. 

For those who experience hyperhidrosis, the sweat glands essentially function at all times, even when the body is calm and at rest. As well, people with hyperhidrosis tend to sweat excessively during exercise or in heat compared to those without. 

There are two types of hyperhidrosis, primary and secondary.

Primary, also called focal or essential hyperhidrosis, causes excessive sweating for no apparent reason in areas such as the underarms, face, hands, and feet. 

Secondary, also called generalised hyperhidrosis, causes excessive sweating over larger areas of the body and can be caused by a medical condition or side effect of certain medications. 

What causes hyperhidrosis?

Primary & secondary hyperhidrosis are each caused by different factors. Hyperhidrosis often begins in early childhood, and is largely presumed to be inherited. 

Primary hyperhidrosis often begins in early childhood and is largely presumed to be inherited. Sweat is produced by the eccrine sweat glands, found on the underarms, face, hands, and feet.

Secondary hyperhidrosis can be caused by a wide array of medical conditions, usually endocrine or neurological conditions, or drugs. As it affects a larger portion of the body, secondary hyperhidrosis is caused by a combination of sweat glands.

Our Hyperhidrosis Treatments

At Transform Clinic, we use Botulinum Toxin A ( Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin®) to treat hyperhidrosis/excessive sweating. 

Though usually associated with wrinkle reduction, these injectables are highly effective at treating primary/focal hyperhidrosis. Botulinum Toxin A is injected into the sweat glands to block the nerve signals from the brain that are responsible for sweating, 

This treatment causes the glands from producing too much sweat in heat or during exercises, and eliminates sweating when the body is at rest.

The treatment lasts for roughly 6-12 months before the nerves regenerate, meaning another treatment is required. Over time however, patients can wait longer in between treatments. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Botox last for hyperhidrosis?

Though results vary between patients, the effects of Botulinum Toxin A for hyperhidrosis treatment typically last 6-12 months. Other studies have shown that results can last as short as 4 months and as long as 14 months. 

Is hyperhidrosis Botox painful?

Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis is not at all painful. The only pain associated with treatment is the needle itself. 

Every one is different and so we treat each person uniquely for the best possible results.
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Disclaimer

Warning: Botulinum toxins are Prescription Medicines containing clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. The registered use is for the treatment of severe frown lines and associated "crows feet" around the eyes. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Cautions: people with defective neuro-muscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eye lids, lack of feeling & nausea. If you have side effects or concerns speak to us, or your own doctor. Note: Botulinum toxin treatment lasts pharmacologically for about four months and after this time further courses of treatment may be necessary. Speak to us about your own situation and full explanation of risks need to be understood prior to treatment.

Botox® is a prescription medicine for the treatment of frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet round the eyes. Botox® has risks and benefits. Ask your doctor if Botox is right for you.  If you have side effects, see your doctor.  You will need to pay for Botox® and clinic fees will apply. For details on precautions & side effects consult your healthcare professional or the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) at www.medsafe.govt.nz.  Botox® treatment lasts about 4 months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. 

Should only be administered by trained medical professionals (contains botulinum toxin A 50,100 & 200 units). Allergan (NZ) Ltd, Auckland.

Dysport® is a prescription medicine for the treatment of frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s fee round the eyes. Dysport has risks and benefits. Ask your doctor is Dysport is right for you. If you have side effects, see your doctor. You will need to pay for Dysport, and clinic fees will apply. For details on precautions & side effects consult your healthcare professional or the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) at www.medsafe.govt.nz Dysport lasts about 4-5 months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Should only be administered by trained medical professionals. Contains 500 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin. Galderma (NZ) Limited, Auckland.

Xeomin® is a Prescription Medicine containing 50, 100 LD50 Units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection.  It is used for the treatment of frown lines on the forehead, lateral periorbital lines and horizontal forehead lines in adults. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Xeomin treatment lasts about four months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Cautions: Generalised disorders of muscle activity; Infection or inflammation at the proposed injection sites, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects: headache, pain, swelling or infection at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eye lids, lack of feeling & nausea.

You will need to pay for this medicine. Discuss with your specialist if Xeomin is right for you. For more information or for a copy of CMI please contact the NZ distributor: NZMS Ltd: 2a Fisher Crescent, Mt Wellington, Auckland.