Treatment of hyperhydrosis

Hyperhydrosis is excessive sweating. Sweating is one of the most important ways in which the body loses heat; however, people with hyperhydrosis produce sweat in amounts far greater than needed to control their temperature. Hyperhydrosis is caused by over activity of one type of sweat gland, the eccrine gland. Many things can trigger normal sweating and this is also true for hyperhydrosis – it’s just the amount of sweating that’s different. Examples include:

• Exercise
• Stress, anxiety or strong emotions
• Heat or cold
• Certain times of the day
• Alcohol, coffee or tea, smoking or spicy food

People with hyperhydrosis can produce a large amount of sweat. This means that the armpits may be constantly damp. This can cause embarrassment at work or socially, and it may make normal everyday activities more difficult to carry out.

Dysport/ Vistabel is recommended for the treatment of hyperhydrosis. When small doses are injected into the skin, Dysport/ Vistabel blocks the actions of the nerves that supply the eccrine glands: this prevents the glands from producing sweat.

Using a very fine needle, you will be injected with a small amount of solution of Dysport/ Vistabel into 10 to 15 places about 1 cm apart and spread evenly in each armpit.

You should notice some change for the better within the first week after your treatment. Your next treatment can be given when the effects of the first course wear off: this usually happens after an average of 7 months.

Different people have different responses to treatment. In a clinical trial, the average reduction in sweat production on week after treatment was 87% and sweating was reduced by at least half in 95% of patients.

Considering patient’s physical state and health and seeking maximum safety our plastic surgeons:

  • will not perform procedures to pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • will not perform procedures more often than every three months.