Excessive under arm sweating
This is a condition known as hyperhidrosis. If you have been diagnosed with this condition by your GP and would like a treatment to help relieve the symptoms for cosmetic reasons, then this treatment may be suitable for you.
Excessive sweating can be quite debilitating for some people and can have a great affect about what they can wear, their social life, work environment and relationships. Many people find they lose their confidence and have low esteem.
What is the treatment for hyperhidrosis?
This treatment involves tiny injections into both armpits which reduce the amount of sweating that you may be experiencing. It may not completely stop you from sweating but it can bring it to a normal and much more manageable level.
How does it work?
Tiny injections are injected into the armpit to target the nerves that are over active in their action. The treatment blocks the signals from these nerves to the sweat glands to reduce the amount of sweat produced. The effect can be long lasting and in some people it may last for about 6 months or even more. To determine which areas are producing excessive sweat, a simple test with a powder can show which areas to be treated.
What to expect when having treatment
At the time of your consultation, a simple test with a powder can detect which areas are over active. This also makes sure that the correct areas are treated. It is best to avoid applying antiperspirant 12 hours prior to treatment.
Following your treatment:
- Advice sheet
- The effect of the treatment may start from day 4 and can take up to 10 days to reach optimum results.
- You may feel a bit sore and tender for approximately 12 hours.
- Try not to apply antiperspirant for 12 hours
- The sweating may not go completely but should be significantly reduced.
- Avoid vigorous exercise for 48 hours
- Avoid extreme heat for 48 hours