What causes Excessive Sweating
Sweating is a natural process but is there such a thing as too much sweat? Hyperhidrosis is a condition that results in excessive sweating that’s not caused by stress or temperature fluctuations.
If you always have sweat patches under your arms or sweaty hands and feet, you could have hyperhidrosis. If excessive sweating limits the activities you choose to engage in, you may need to seek treatment.
Patients can have primary or secondary hyperhidrosis. Primary hyperhidrosis simply causes excessive sweating in the palms, feet, face, scalp and underarms. In most cases, primary hyperhidrosis is caused by genetics.
Secondary hyperhidrosis is the result of a medical condition. Some of the conditions that cause excessive sweating include cardiovascular disorders, neurological conditions, metabolic disorders, respiratory concerns and more.
Hyperhidrosis can occur at almost any age but most patients are between the ages of 18 and 54. Unfortunately, hyperhidrosis is not known to go away on its own. It can, however, get worse if left untreated.
Excessive Sweating Treatment Options
If you have secondary hyperhidrosis, it’s important to address the underlying medical condition causing the sweating. You may find that you can even adjust your medication in order to reduce or eliminate unnecessary sweating.
At Skin Confidence Clinic, we use anti-wrinkle injections to reduce excessive sweating for several months at a time.
Prior to treatment, a topical numbing agent is applied to the areas that need to be treated. This takes about 30 minutes to take effect and will ensure your treatment is completely comfortable.
To reduce the effects of hyperhidrosis, several injections are applied to the affected areas. This can include the underarms, hands, feet or scalp. The injections work by blocking the nerve signals that cause the sweat glands to overproduce sweat.
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At Skin Confidence Clinic, we use
anti-wrinkle injections to reduce excessive
sweating for several months at a time
The number of units required will depend on how many areas need to be treated and the extent of the symptoms. The effects of the anti-wrinkle injections will take several days to start working and can last for up to six months. This is different for everyone though and depends on how quickly the injections are metabolised by your body.
Mild redness and bruising at the injection sites is common after a hyperhidrosis treatment but this subside within a few days. Patients are encouraged not to lie down for a few hours after their treatment. Vigorous exercise must also be avoided for a day or two.
Ongoing treatments are required to maintain the treatment results and reduce unnecessary sweating.
If you always have sweat patches under your arms or sweaty hands and feet, you could have hyperhidrosis