Hyperhidrosis: Is There a Solution to Excessive Sweating?
Did you know that excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is a medical condition? It’s a problem that’s more common than you may think. Do you recognise a scenario like this one? It’s a breezy spring day. You leave your home, fresh and crisp from the shower. Before you even get to your destination, you feel the sweat dripping down your back and your shirt shows dark wet patches under the arms. Or perhaps you recognise this one: You and your buddy are working out at the gym lifting weights. Your buddy occasionally uses a towel to wipe his brow, but you are constantly using your towel to mop up the sweat pooling on the bench after your set. If these situations or ones like them are familiar, you may suffer from excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. Rest easy, there are a number of excessive sweating treatment options available and we discuss the most popular one below.
What Is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. Rest easy, there are a number of solutions. It is specifically defined as a condition wherein the body sweats beyond its temperature regulation needs. Hyperhidrosis generally runs in families and thus is considered genetic. It mostly occurs in men, but a small number of women are also affected. Common areas of hyperhidrosis are the underarm or armpit, the hands, the feet and the face. While hyperhidrosis is not dangerous, it can be embarrassing and uncomfortable.
Hyperhidrosis Treatment with Botox:
Botox is known for its common use as a treatment for lines and wrinkles of the face. It is also useful for those with hyperhidrosis. Botox injections in the affected area create a block between sweat glands and the brain. The brain can no longer get its “sweat now” message out.
The Procedure: Botox Injection for Hyperhidrosis
Fine needles are used to inject Botox into the sweat glands in the affected area. Little pain, if any, is experienced by the patient. The procedure takes only a few minutes and the benefits of the procedure last for approximately six months. The most common area of treatment for hyperhidrosis in the underarm. There are currently other treatments available for hyperhidrosis including laser treatment and surgical removal of the sweat glands. These come with their own set of potential risks. If the sweat glands are rendered dysfunctional, you may be concerned that your body will be unable to perform its temperature regulation function. This is not a concern. The body is easily able to adapt by releasing excess heat from the rest of the surface area of the body. Consider your situation: Does excessive sweating have a negative impact on your life? If so, does it affect you emotionally and physically? Have treatments for hyperhidrosis that you have tried in the past worked? Consider consulting a physician to address your concerns and help you to make an appropriate treatment decision.
Why Choose Advanced Dermatology as your provider of Excessive Sweating Treatment?
At Advanced Dermatology Sydney we are dedicated with a sole purpose of improving skin and in the process we make one single promise, to provide advanced medical in-office and at-home skin treatment that are backed by science. Our doctors and nurses will take the time to discuss and to understand your full requirements and that way assist you in the best possible way. We know how hard it is to make that first phone call about any cosmetic procedure – we have found many of our patience prefer to fill out our call back contact form in which case one of our friendly staff will contact you to further discuss the procedure you are interested in. It is as easy as clicking here to request a call back otherwise, you can call us directly on 1300 788 800.