The Problem of Excessive Sweating and How to Treat it

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Excessive sweating, or Hyperhidrosis (as it is medically known) is a condition where the sweat glands are overactive, and the person in question may notice they’re sweating a lot, or at least more than average. It can cause discomfort, embarrassment and unhappiness in the people who suffer from it, and yet, it’s something that can be treated effectively using cosmetic procedures.

Hyperhidrosis can be something someone suffers with across their whole body, but it’s more likely to be local to one or two areas. Most people who notice they have the condition, and thus seek out treatment, may experience excessive sweating in their hands, underarms, feet or face. But there are many different types of sweating and it is not necessarily limited to these areas.

If you have hyperhidrosis, the likelihood is that you’re looking for a solution or a remedy to help with the sweating. Excessive sweating can be frustrating and difficult to live with, and it can affect self-confidence, relationships, day-to-day life and body odour. When you’re out living your life, excess sweat is the last thing you want to be worried about.

What causes Hyperhidrosis?

There are external factors that can cause hyperhidrosis, but most causes of hyperhidrosis are simply down to overactive sweat glands. Someone with Hyperhidrosis may be healthy and feel fine – but external triggers may bring the onset of excessive sweating from certain parts of their body. For many people, those triggers might be heat, emotions, or even alcohol / food consumption.

This isn’t the case for all sufferers though, as in severe cases, some people with hyperhidrosis suffer excessive sweating all day long, regardless of the temperature or external factors.

The Good News

There is some good news, you’ll be happy to hear. Treatment for Hyperhidrosis is relatively low-risk and has a high success rate, and it’s something we offer at Harley Street M.D.

For areas like the underarms, using underarm fillers to reduce and prevent the sweat from occurring is a good alternative to deodorants (which are somewhat ineffective for people with hyperhidrosis and can even make the sweating worse for some). The treatment is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and works by blocking the nerve endings, which stops them sending ‘sweat signals’ to the brain. It’s a simple and safe procedure, usually only takes around 30-45 minutes.

What are the Results?

For most people, they’ll see results in around 3-7 days after treatment. The results will be noticeable and you’ll instantly feel more confident and comfortable – having reduced sweating and drier underarms. The results aren’t permanent, but they last around 5-9 months, depending on how your body processes the drug, and sometimes your skin-type.

If you want to talk to use about this cosmetic procedure, and finally getting back control over your excessive sweating, you can drop us an email today.

Dr. Chia Tan
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