Sweating and Migraine Treatments
Hyperhidrosis can either be generalized, or localized to specific parts of the body. Hands, feet, armpits, groin, and the facial area are among the most active regions of perspiration due to the high number of sweat glands in these areas. When excessive sweating is localized (e.g. palms, soles, face, underarms, scalp) it is referred to as primary hyperhidrosis or focal hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating involving the whole body is termed generalized hyperhidrosis or secondary hyperhidrosis. It is usually the result of some other, underlying condition. Primary or focal hyperhidrosis may be further divided by the area affected, for instance palmoplantar hyperhidrosis (symptomatic sweating of only the hands or feet) or gustatory hyperhidrosis (sweating of the face or chest a few moments after eating certain foods)
Injections of botulinum toxin type A can be used to block neural control of sweat glands. The effect can last from 3–9 months depending on the site of injections. BTX-A has since been approved for the treatment of severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating of unknown cause), which cannot be managed by topical agents.The duration of the beneficial effect in primary palmar hyperhidrosis has been found to increase with repetition of the injections. The Botox injections require a topical anaesthetic to be applied 45 mins before treatment. Dr. Patrick Treacy was one of the first doctors in the world to treat palmar hyperhidrosis back in 1997. Iontophoresis as a treatment for palmoplantar hyperhidrosis was originally described in the 1950s
Pricing for hyperhidrosis starts at around €800 for axillary hyperhidrosis and €1200 for palmar hyperhidrosis. For further information please contact The Ailesbury Clinic on 01 2692255.