How to stop excessive sweating
Excessive sweating is how we commonly refer to as hyperhidrosis – the medical term for the ailment. Hyperhidrosis often affects both sides of the body, for example both hands or feet, and can be linked to other medical conditions such as testosterone imbalance, thyroid disorder, adrenal gland disorder and so on, although it is often simply due to over-active sweat glands.
Men with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when the environment is not warm and when they are not exercising. It usually affects the underarms (axilla) but it is also relatively common in hands and feet. The uncontrollable excessive sweating can cause significant embarrassment and is frequently lead to emotional stress, social avoidance. Living a busy city life, juggling between work, exercise and night out, sweat patch is the last thing you want to negatively affect your professional image.
When deodorants and anti-perspirants fail to control the excessive sweating, underarm fillers can be an effective step-up. This safe drug is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to be used in the treatment of excessive sweating. It works by blocking the nerves that stimulate sweating.
The procedure is simple and safe; it can be completed within 30 minutes. Topical anaesthetic cream would be offered prior to the procedure to minimise any discomfort. Shaving or trimming of underarm hair 12 hours before the procedure is recommended to reduce the risk of infection.
Effects take up to 4 weeks time to start being seen and hyperhidrosis treatment can last from 4 to 9 months depending on the individual.
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Before your treatment:
• Avoid Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) medicine for 2 days (e.g. ibuprofen, diclofenac).
• Avoid vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba for 2 days.
• Avoid alcoholic beverages for 1 day.
• Avoid aspirin for 7 days (if you take aspirin for medical reason, please consult your doctor).
If treatment in the underarms is needed, please shave / trim within 12 hours prior the procedure. Please abstain from use of deodorants or antiperspirants for 24 hours prior to treatment. Rest comfortably without exercise or hot beverages for ~30 minutes prior to treatment.
Yes excessive sweating can be treated. The procedure is simple and safe and can be completed within 30 minutes.
During the procedure your skin will be cleansed and disinfected. The areas will be anaesthetised by topical anaesthesia or a local block depending on the need.
Only very small needles are used to minimise discomfort and an ice pack will be used to minimise discomfort and bruising.
Treatment is not recommended for individuals with known hypersensitivity to botulinum toxin A or human albumin or in the presence of infection or severe inflammation at the injection sites.
We would also advise against treatment for those with disorders of the neuromuscular junction (Myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, Multiple sclerosis, Myopathies).
Some side effects are rare, mild bruising might occur, but this usually fades quickly (you can minimise bruising by avoiding medication aforementioned before the procedure).
Compensatory sweating elsewhere is a possibility, but generally much easier to be managed.
You can carry on with your day pretty much as usual immediately after leaving the clinic. The result is seen in 2-4 weeks time and last from 4 to 9 months.
For the best results:
• Please avoid putting on anything on the treatment areas for at least 4 hours after treatment.
• Please avoid strenuous exercise for 2 days.
• Please avoid alcohol for 2 days.
• Please avoid sun tanning / sauna / extreme heat for 2 week.