What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is an excessive sweating disorder that is thought to affect two to three per cent of the population and is characterised by a marked increase in perspiration, typically on the face, underarms, palms of the hands and soles of the feet. As well as making sufferers feel uncomfortable in social situations, it can ruin clothing and even making normal working conditions difficult.
Am I suitable for Myobloc for excessive sweating?
Sweating is required for the body’s normal function, particularly for regulating our body temperature in hot weather, but for some men and women sweating can be so persistent and extreme, often starting in adolescence. It can also be the result of an underlying health concern or a side effect of medication.
How can botulinum toxin treat excessive sweating?
Botox injections, known as wrinkle relaxing or muscle relaxing injections, is the number one cosmetic treatment around the world, effectively treating the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. In recent years, its usage in treating other concerns has expanded and it is now routinely used for the treatment of hyperhidrosis under the arms and even in the hands and feet. Botox works by blocking muscle contractions and in the underarm area, hands and feet it can block the contractions of the overactive sweat glands. It can take a couple of days to have an effect, but typically produces a dramatic improvement. Botox is based on botulinum toxin A and another strain is botulinum toxin type B, known as Myobloc which is approved by the FDA for the treatment of severe spasms in the neck and also highly effective for the treatment of hyperhidrosis.
How long will Myobloc for excessive sweating last?
The effects of Myobloc will wear off eventually; longevity varies depending on the individual patient and where it is used, but typically lasts nine months.
Can I have a repeat treatment of Myobloc for excessive sweating?
It is perfectly safe to have a repeat treatment of Myobloc when the effects start to wear off. It is not a permanent cure for excessive sweating but it is a highly effective management treatment.
Myobloc for Excessive Sweating
Excessive sweating, known medically as hyperhidrosis, is a common condition affecting many men and women and causing a great deal of embarrassment and physical discomfort for sufferers. A botulinum toxin product called Myobloc can be used to treat excessive sweating.