Palmar Hyperhidrosis Injections

Palmar Hyperhidrosis Injections at a Glance

Best Results 1 - 2
Duration of Results 3 - 4 months
Treatment Recovery 1 -2 days
Risks & Complications Low
Anaesthetic Ice/Topical
Procedure Time 30 - 45 mins
Skin Specialist Doctor
Back To Work Next day

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The injections can also be used to treat axillary hyperhidrosis

Frequently Asked Questions

Injection treatments are available in Johannesburg at FourwaysParkhurstMorningside, BedfordviewWest Rand, Waterfall and Illovo as well as in Pretoria at Brooklyn and Irene and in the Western Cape at Cape QuarterClaremontConstantiaStellenboschWillowbridgePaarl, and in KwaZulu-Natal at BallitoDurban & Umhlanga.

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.

Palmar hyperhidrosis and is triggered by:

  • exercise,
  • heat or cold, alcohol, coffee, tea, smoking , hot or spicy food,
  • stress, anxiety, strong emotions
  • 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 Skin Renewal, palmar hyperhidrosis is treated with injections, 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.

The injections been approved by the FDA for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis and Glabellar frown lines and has been safely used in all skin types. These injections cannot be used in pregnant or nursing females.

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