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Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) is an issue which can be extremely uncomfortable, embarrassing and for others can be quite debilitating. Excessive sweating can lead to a terrible and foul smell despite the amount of perfume used to cover it, or the amount of antiperspirant used in a failed attempt to avoid it. Now, there are treatments available to help you control this problem, no more showering yourself in perfume after walking to work from your car. This treatment produces great results which can significantly improve your quality of life.

Neurotoxin injections are used in the targeted areas, such as armpits or hands, and block the sweat glands. The treatment takes less than 20 min and patients can go straight back to work.

Everything you need to know

Sweating underarm can be a difficult and embarrassing condition, but with the right treatment and management strategies, it can be effectively controlled. If you’re struggling with excessive underarm sweating, be sure to talk to our doctors about available treatments and options.

Sweating is a natural process that helps regulate our body temperature and keep us cool. However, excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, can be a major source of discomfort and embarrassment. One of the most common areas affected by excessive sweating is the underarm. This condition can lead to damp clothing, body odor, and can even impact one’s daily life.

If you’re struggling with excessive underarm sweating, it’s important to know that you’re not alone and there are effective treatments available to help control it. In this article, we’ll discuss the causes of underarm sweating, available treatments, and tips for managing the condition.

What Causes Underarm Sweating?

Excessive underarm sweating can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, medical conditions, and medications. It can also be triggered by emotions, such as stress or anxiety, and physical activity. Hormonal changes during puberty and menopause can also contribute to increased sweating.

What Treatments are Available Treatments for Underarm Sweating?

There are several treatments available to help control underarm sweating, ranging from over-the-counter products to more invasive procedures. Some of the most commonly used treatments include:

Antiperspirants: Antiperspirants work by blocking sweat ducts, which helps reduce the amount of sweat produced. There are a variety of antiperspirants available over-the-counter, including roll-on, spray, and stick forms.

Topical medications: Topical medications, such as glycopyrrolate, can be applied to the skin to help reduce sweating. These medications work by temporarily blocking the nerve signals that stimulate sweat glands.

Neurotoxins (anti-wrinkle) injections: Neurotoxins (anti-wrinkle) injections can be used to reduce the amount of sweat produced in the underarms. The injections work by blocking the nerve signals that stimulate sweat glands.

Iontophoresis: Iontophoresis is a non-invasive procedure that uses a low-level electrical current to temporarily block the sweat glands.

Surgery: In severe cases, surgery may be recommended to remove the sweat glands in the underarms.

How can I manage underarm sweating?

In addition to seeking medical treatment, there are several steps you can take to help manage underarm sweating:

Wear breathable clothing: Choose clothing made from natural fibers, such as cotton or linen, to help keep sweat away from your skin.

Use antiperspirants: Apply antiperspirants to your underarms before going to bed to help control sweat during the day.

Avoid triggers: Identify the triggers that cause your underarm sweating, such as stress or spicy foods, and try to avoid them.

Practise good hygiene: Practise good hygiene by taking frequent showers, using soap and water to wash your underarms, and changing your clothes regularly.

 

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treatments

  • Scalp
  • Under Arms
  • Soles of the feet
  • Palm of the Hands
  • Under Breasts

 

Risks & Side Effects
  • Mild Swelling at injection site
  • Bruising
  • Soles of the feet
  • Palm of the Hands
  • Infection – Very Rare
  • Itching – Temporary
  • Irritation- temporary

Common

QUESTIONS

Treatment usually takes less than 20 min.

Yes, there are a few other options such as device based treatments, surgery and ongoing use of specific antiperspirants. 
Surgical interventions are an alternative option where the sympathetic Nerve along the spine is either cut, burned or clipped. This procedure does carry significant risks and you would need to be consulted by Surgeon.

Medical devices include the use of using multiple needles which produce heat, to be injected into the treated area in order to burn some of the sweat glands. Generally multiple treatments are required and can be quite painful. 

Results vary according to the individual, and may last up to 6 to 12 months. Repeated treatments may prolong the effect.

Follow Up Consultation Free

The consultation fee is redeemable against the cost of any treatments performed during the appointment.

Pain

Relief

Most practitioners and patients prefer to have some form of pain relief. There are multiple options available for your convenience;

  • Initially, a topical numbing agent such as emla cream or lmx, is applied to the area of treatment. Common additional forms of pain relief:
  • Local anaesthesia using a nerve block is a fantastic method to achieve almost no pain at all, however this does vary based on individual. This is quite similar and sometimes used interchangeably with the term dental block. Most dermal fillers also contain local anaesthesia and hence any pain experienced during treatment generally tends to improve throughout
  • Laughing gas (also known as happy gas or Nitros oxide) is also available.
  • Applying ice to the area prior to treatment can also help reduce the pain, and applying ice after the procedure also helps reduce the swelling.

Right After The

Procedure

After treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), some bruising, redness and swelling maybe present and self resolve over the next few days. Generally the swelling tends to provide a slightly enhanced effect due to the increased volume associated with this, which tends to disappear eventuate into a more natural appearance. Some patients tend to enjoy the swelling effect, however others may prefer the more natural effect.

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