Also known as hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating affects countless people and can be the root of a lot of embarrassment in professional and social situations.
Sweating is how the body cools itself down but those with hyperhidrosis tend to sweat more than they need to cool down. In fact, people with this condition will even sweat in cooler weather so Australia’s summer months can be pure torture. Hyperhidrosis tends to occur under the arms, on the soles of the feet and the palms but there is a way to stop this from affecting your life and your confidence.
Is It Possible to Stop Excessive Sweating?
Advances in cosmetic medicine have made it possible to treat excessive sweating with injectable treatments. Sweat-reduction injections are similar to the products that are used to relax the facial muscles in an effort to smooth out expression lines and wrinkles.
By injecting the product just below the surface of the skin, the nerves that tell the sweat glands to react are blocked, which halts the sweating process and leaves you with drier underarms in every day and stressful situations.
Since your body still needs to be able to cool down, it’s best to only use this treatment under your arms. Face Today Cairns are Botox specialists and offer hyperhidrosis treatments that are quick and produce results with a few days.
The results of your treatment can last anywhere from 8 to 12 months, which means your results will see you through the summer months. Since your results are not permanent, sweating will slowly start to return to your underarms as the treatment wears off.
Aim to schedule a follow-up treatment every six months to maintain your results. You could wait longer before you consider re-treatment; it all depends on your requirements.
What Causes Hyperhidrosis?
There are two different categories of hyperhidrosis: primary and secondary. Primary hyperhidrosis is more common but, unfortunately, the cause is not yet known. Most people develop primary hyperhidrosis during childhood and there is a family history of the condition.
Secondary hyperhidrosis is usually brought on by an underlying medical condition and very often the entire body is affected. Obesity, hyperthyroidism and menopause are some of the most likely causes of secondary hyperhidrosis. If you feel that your excessive sweating may be the result of a medical condition, it’s best to speak to a doctor about treatment before you pursue a cosmetic treatment to reduce the sweating.
Is Hyperhidrosis Dangerous?
Even though hyperhidrosis is not harmful to your health, it definitely impacts your quality of life. Excessive sweating can be particularly embarrassing if you spend a lot of time in the public eye. Teachers, presenters, dancers and waiters are all examples of people who would benefit from sweat reduction injections. Brides and grooms are also regular patients.
If you do feel that sweat reduction treatments might be the best choice for you, be sure to consult with a qualified professional who has experience with this treatment for the best results.