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A Cure for Excessive Sweating
Do you sweat too much? While perspiration is a normal part of staying cool and comfortable, some people have a condition that causes them to sweat an uncomfortable amount. Hyperhidrosis, or excess sweating, is a common condition that affects around three percent of the population.
Excessive sweating can be an embarrassing and physically uncomfortable problem. If you sweat so much that it’s starting to affect your life, it’s time for a change. Fortunately, there are simple injections that will eliminate the problem in an instant.
Here’s everything you need to know about excessive sweating and how anti-wrinkle injections can help.
What Causes Excessive Sweating?
Excessive sweating can be classified as either primary or secondary hyperhidrosis. Primary hyperhidrosis is the most common cause of excessive sweating and it’s what the majority of people who visit the Medispa Institute in Dee Why are looking to solve.
People with primary hyperhidrosis have an autonomic nervous system that is overactive. Sometimes this is a condition that runs in families while other times it randomly affects people. Typically, it will cause an equal amount of sweating on both sides of the body. It can affect just one area or the entire body.
Another potential condition is secondary hyperhidrosis, which means that the sweat is just a symptom of something else. There are multiple medical conditions that can lead to excessive sweating. When you visit the Medispa Institute in Dee Why, Dr Turner will examine you to look for any potential issues. In cases of secondary hyperhidrosis, it is essential to treat the underlying condition rather than the excessive sweating, which is just a symptom.
Treatment Options for Excessive Sweating
When you visit your doctor to talk to about excessive sweating, you’ll likely be sent to the pharmacist for an antiperspirant with a high concentration of aluminium chloride. This is the main component found in over-the-counter deodorants and it works by blocking the sweat gland ducts to minimise sweating.
While antiperspirants with high levels of aluminium chloride can work for those with less severe cases of hyperhidrosis, it is often not enough for many people. In these cases, anti-wrinkle injections are the next step.
Of course, anti-wrinkle injections are most often used on the face to turn slow down the ageing process. For this treatment, the sweat glands under your arms will be targeted. When you visit the Medispa Institute in Dee Why, Dr Turner will give you an exam to home in on the areas that are most affected by the excess sweating.
The actual treatment just takes a few minutes. Dr Turner will make several small injections with an ultra-fine syringe. Like any injection, there is a very minor amount of discomfort. Afterwards you can immediately go back to your normal routine with no downtime.
How Long Do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Work to Stop Excessive Sweating
The results of anti-wrinkles injection vary from case to case but typically we see results lasting around seven months, with some patients experiencing benefits up to 13 months. Many of our patients find that they only need treatments in the summer while others opt for year-round treatment sessions.
Think you might have hyperhidrosis? Contact the Medispa Institute on the Northern Beaches or North Sydney to set up a no-obligation consultation with Dr Turner.