Frequently Asked Questions
- 1What is Palmar hyperhidrosis?
- 2Is Botox available at all Body Renewal branches?
- 3Why does one get Palmar hyperhidrosis?
- 4How does Palmar hyperhidrosis affect one's self esteem ?
- 5Is Botulinum Toxin safe?
Palmar Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating in the palms. Sweating is necessary for our body as it maintains core body temperature the human body has 4 million sweat glands distributed on all areas of the skin, with higher concentrations found on the palms, soles, axillae and face. Sweating has both thermoregulatory and emotional variants.
Palmar hyperhidrosis is a medical problem that involves more sweating than what is required by our body. Palmar Hyperhidrosis is caused by overactivity of the sweat glands and is present in 1 % of the population and a family history is present in 30 to 50 % of patients suggesting a genetic component.
Botox is available in Johannesburg, Sandton and Pretoria at the Rivonia, Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview,Sandton, Fourways, Illovo, Irene, Brooklyn as well as in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Willowbridge branches and KwaZulu Natal in Hillcrest and Umhlanga.
- heat or cold,
- smoking ,
- hot or spicy food,
- certain times of the day.
Social and functional working of the person is directly affected by palmar hyperhidrosis which can create anxiety and depression in the person suffering from it. The condition generally starts in adolescence; however there are no hormonal connections that are established with this disease.
In Office treatments: At Body Renewal, palmar hyperhidrosis is treated with Palmar Botox, a simple and effective treatment for excessive sweating .This involves a few injections into the Palmar skin where the sweating is greatest to block the action of nerves that supply the sweat glands, and stop the glands from producing sweat. These results can last from 6 to 9 months.
Botox ® has also been approved by the FDA for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis and Glabellar frown lines and has been safely used in all skin types. Botox cannot be used in pregnant or nursing females. See Botox Facial
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