Hyperhidrosis is characterized by excessive sweating which affects the quality of life for those who suffer from it.
It creates social discomfort and may sometimes cause an emotional impact as well, as sufferers often try to avoid situations that will highlight the disorder. Hyperhidrosis can be generalized (affecting the whole body) or specific to parts of the body that contain sweat glands, including underarms, hands, feet, scalp or facial areas. While hyperhidrosis may be present at birth, it can occur at any age and often begins during the teenage years.
BOTOX® Therapeutic is a purified protein that is injected into the afflicted area to temporarily block the chemical responsible for activating the body’s sweat glands. While in effect, patients are free from the effects of excessive sweating. Studies shows that depending on the individual these effects may last from 4 to 18 months.