HYPERIDROSIS (EXCESSIVE SWEATING)
Say Goodbye to Excessive Sweating
HYPERIDROSIS (EXCESSIVE SWEATING)
Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by abnormally increased sweating, which happens even if the person is not engaging in tasks that require muscular effort and does not depend on the exposure to heat.
Regular antiperspirants do not work well for those with this condition, and people affected by hyperhidrosis may sweat so much that it soaks through their clothes or drips off their hands.
Besides disrupting normal daily activities, this type of heavy sweating can cause anxiety and embarrassment and can deteriorate quality of life from a psychological, emotional, and social perspective.
The condition can be due to an underlying health condition, or have no known cause, being either Primary idiopathic hyperhidrosis or Secondary hyperhidrosis.
CAUSES OF EXCESSIVE SWEATING
The most common form of hyperhidrosis is called primary hyperhidrosis. With this type, a person’s sweat glands become overactive, even though they haven’t been triggered by physical activity or a rise in temperature.
Secondary hyperhidrosis occurs when excess sweating is due to a medical condition, such as diabetes, thyroid problems, menopause etc.
The cause of primary hyperhidrosis is unknown. Anxiety or excitement can exacerbate the condition, while other factors can play a role, including certain foods and drinks, nicotine, caffeine, and smells.
BOTULINUM TOXIN FOR TREATING HYPERHYDROSIS
Injections of botulinum toxin can provide longer-lasting results than topical treatments, without the necessity of invasive surgical procedures.
Injections are a safe, rapid, relatively durable, and effective way to treat symptomatic hyperhydrosis.
AREAS WE TREAT
We treat the following areas of the body for excessive sweating:
HOW DOES THE PROCEDURE WORK
Botulinum toxin injections work by blocking the nerves responsible for activating the sweat glands, which in people with hyperhidrosis are abnormally overactive.
In other words, Botulinum toxin injections temporarily block the nerves that stimulate your sweat glands, stopping them from producing too much sweat.
During the procedure, a very fine needle is used to inject tiny amounts of the neurotoxin just under the skin throughout the area of excessive sweating. Multiple injections are given based on your doctor’s assessment to form a grid pattern around the area that needs to be treated.
Botulinum toxin injections are generally well tolerated by patients and the treatment is associated with a high satisfaction rate among patients. For many people, it drastically improves their quality of life.
Bruising, swelling, or tenderness is possible after the procedure, but is generally minor. Patients typically start seeing results in five days, with full results after two weeks.
You can return to work immediately after injections. The effects of botulinum toxin last for six to nine months on average, as the nerves regenerate. Over time, however, patients can go longer between treatments.
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Anti WrinkleAnti Wrinkle Treatment Treatments
Do wrinkle-relaxing injections hurt? Wrinkle -relaxing injections are quite superficial and performed with a very thin needle, and therefore very comfortable.
I'm pregnant, can I have wrinkle-relaxing injections? Wrinkle-relaxing injections are not advised for pregnant or nursing mums, as the effects on the baby are currently unknown.
Are anti-wrinkle injections safe? Anti-wrinkle injections are safe when they are completed by a trained medical practitioner. Medical practitioners must have the appropriate training to complete this non-surgical treatment, the risks are extremely minimal.
Who Should Not Use Anti-wrinkle injections? If you are considering having Anti-wrinkle treatment, then you should always book a consultation with a member of Aesthetic Ace Clinic Team. There is a selection of people who are advised not to have this type of treatment completed: The injection site is infected You are allergic to any of the ingredients You are pregnant or breastfeeding You have a neuromuscular disorder (e.g. myasthenia gravis) If you are still unsure if you are suited for Anti-wrinkle injections treatment then a full list of side effects, cautions and contraindications will be discussed at face-to-face consultation.
What happens after Anti-wrinkle injections? You can carry on with your day as normal and will be advised to avoid strenuous activity, saunas and other facial treatments for up to 24 hours after the treatment. The results from Anti-wrinkle injections can be seen almost immediately. After 4-10 days of having undergone treatment, you will notice an improvement in your lines and wrinkles.
What will the treatment involve? Anti-wrinkle injections are one of the quickest cosmetic treatments available at The Aesthetic Ace Clinic. The treatment will involve a doctor making a series of small injections into the muscles of your face. The injection process itself will only take a few minutes.
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO TO HELP PREVENT EXCESSIVE SWEATING?
It is important to talk to your healthcare provider about all the pros and cons of Botox treatment.
Alongside hyperhidrosis treatment, there are also a few things you can do to keep excessive sweating to a minimum:
Wear loose fitting clothes that allow your skin to breathe.
Opt for leather shoes where possible and change shoes daily.
Avoid man-made fabrics such as nylon.
Avoid activities that make sweating worse such as drinking alcohol and eating spicy foods.