Side effects are exceedingly rare but include temporary pinpoint bleeding, bruising and redness in the injected sites.
It is highly effective in up to 95% of cases. Even milder cases can also benefit greatly from this simple treatment.It typically controls sweating for up to 9 months.
The exact cause of hyperhidrosis is not known. The sympathetic nervous system is the portion of the nervous system that controls the body’s energy and resources during stress or arousal stimuli.Abnormal function of the central sympathetic nervous system may contribute to the development of hyperhidrosis.Therefore, when a person with focal hyperhidrosis experiences such stimuli (e.g. excitement or fear) their sweat glands produce even more perspiration. Up to two-thirds of people with the condition have a family history, suggesting that genes may be involved. Some of the common triggers of Hyperhidrosis are:
- Stress, anxiety or strong emotions
At Laser Skin Care we treat the underarms for hyperhidrosis. However, some people also experience hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) on the hands, feet and even face.
The therapy has an excellent overall safety record. The small doses used for treatment of hyperhidrosis present no risk to the body in general.
To date, our doctors have had no failed responses in over 10 years of treatments. It is reported that a very small proportion of patients have pre-existing antibodies to the substance, and do not respond. Unfortunately, there is no way of identifying this small group of people beforehand.