Hyperhidrosis

Treatment for excessive sweating

Hyperhidrosis is an uncontrollable condition that causes excessive sweating that is unrelated to vigorous exercise or fluctuations in temperature. While sweating is not usually a problem, hyperhidrosis can be a major source of embarrassment, particularly in social situations.

Hyperhidrosis is the result of overactive sweat glands that are triggered by nerves. The condition can be the side effect of an underlying medical condition such as cancer, diabetes or infectious disease but if there is no underlying cause, it is referred to as primary hyperhidrosis.

Fortunately, excessive sweating is a condition that can be treated, ensuring you feel confident in any situation.

What to Expect

Before we can proceed with the hyperhidrosis treatment, any underlying causes will need to be ruled out and it may be recommended that you consult with a GP. If the excessive sweating is a result of an infection, medication or another underlying cause, you will be diagnosed with secondary hyperhidrosis. Once the cause has been treated, the condition will go away.

If you are diagnosed with primary hyperhidrosis, the condition can be treated with anti-wrinkle injections. A fine needle will be used to inject small quantities of the anti-wrinkle product just below the surface of the skin, which will temporarily block the nerves that are causing excessive sweating. If you are concerned about discomfort, an anaesthetic can be used to numb the area before treatment begins. However, hyperhidrosis treatments don’t feel any worse than a regular injection.

The average treatment lasts around 15 to 20 minutes, so it is possible to schedule it over your lunch break. The underarms, feet and hands can all be treated with anti-wrinkle injections and no downtime is necessary.

Ideal Candidates for Hyperhidrosis

If you have been diagnosed with primary hyperhidrosis and have not responded to prescription antiperspirants, you may be an ideal candidate for this treatment. We will also need to take your medical history and any allergies into consideration before you can be deemed an ideal candidate. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are not suitable candidates for this procedure.

Hyperhidrosis Results

Following your hyperhidrosis treatment, you will see a reduction in sweating within 2 – 4 days but some patients may have to wait up to 2 weeks to experience the full results. The results of your treatment will last anywhere between 4 to 12 months and most patients will require repeat treatments every 7 to 12 months to maintain their results.

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