What Is Hyperhidrosis?
Most people sweat when they exercise, are hot or in anxious and stressful situations. However, Hyperhidrosis is abnormally excessive sweating that’s not related to heat or exercise.
Common Hyperhidrosis symptoms can be excessive sweating of the hands, feet, armpits or face. This abnormal sweating may mean it soaks your clothes or drips off your hands. Besides disrupting normal daily activities, this type of excessive sweating can cause social anxiety and embarrassment. If any of the below apply to you, you may have Hyperhidrosis.
You may avoid physical contact, such as shaking hands, because you feel self-conscious.
You don’t take part in activities, such as dancing or exercise, for fear they will make you sweating worse
Excessive sweating is interfering with your job. You have difficulty holding tools or using a computer keyboard
You’re having problems with normal activities, such as dancing or exercise, for fear they will make your sweating worse
You’re spending a significant amount of time coping with sweating – for example, frequently showering and changing your clothes
You become socially withdrawn and self-conscious
How To Treat Hyperhidrosis Symptoms
There are some natural remedies that may help improve some of the symptoms such as medical grade antiperspirants. Often this doesn’t resolve the issue and is only a short term solution. For a more long-term treatment, botulinum toxin is administered in microdroplets to the affected area. Microdroplets are injected using a small needle into the dermis, helping to reduce the muscles activity therefore stops the glands from generating sweat by blocking the nerves that feed them. Botulinum toxin is injected just on the surface of the skin. As a result, the sweat glands stop producing sweat.
During the treatment your practitioner will apply numbing cream, before marking the areas of the body they intend to treat. The numbing cream helps to make the treatment more comfortable. The number of injections required will vary depending on the area or areas of the body that you want to treat. This will be discussed before the treatment, so you know exactly what to expect. The whole procedure should take around 30-45 minutes (including numbing time) and there’s no recovery period required so you can continue your normal daily routine right away.
The results are pretty quick, with most people noticing a difference in just 7-14 days. While it’s not a permanent solution, hyperhidrosis is daily long-lasting, approximately 6 months. You can then repeat the treatment to extend the results and keep your sweating under control.
If Hyperhidrosis is something you suffer with at Inside Aesthetics we have a fully-trained and highly experienced doctor that you can book a complimentary consultation to discuss further.