What is Hyperhidrosis Treatment?
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. 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.
It can be treated by Anti sweating injections. Botulinum toxin is a natural, purified protein with the ability to temporarily block the secretion of the chemical that is responsible for “turning on” the body’s sweat glands. By blocking, or interrupting, this chemical messenger, botulinum toxin “turns off” sweating at the area where it has been injected. The injections are very shallow, meaning that the medicine is injected just below the surface of the skin, where it remains.
Before & After
The excessive sweating areas are marked out and a guide maker helps perform an even number of injections, which ranges from 10-20 sites in each armpit. In some cases we apply numbing cream before the sweat stopping treatments procedure, this makes the treatment pain free. After injections, the areas are compressed with ice packs for 5 minutes, and that’s it! You are right to perform your daily duties, and even exercise a few hours later.
We give the patients the option of the PAINLESS method- this consists of numbing cream applied to the treated area 30 minutes before the injections, and combined with a state of the art Zimmer Skin Cooler, this now makes it a painless way of getting the sweaty underarms sweat-free.