Excessive sweating treatment
We know how much of an impact excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis can have on your daily life. If you’re suffering from hyperhidrosis and it’s taking a toll on your mental health, we can help you live a normal life with botox treatment injections for hyperhidrosis.
If your condition hasn’t improved with self-help treatments, then medical hyperhidrosis treatment at The Wellington Clinic could be a treatment worth considering.
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a condition otherwise known as excessive sweating. It can affect the whole body or it can affect only isolated areas.
If you suffer from this condition, you’re more likely to find that you’re excessively sweating from places on your body that have a high concentration of sweat glands. These include areas such as the hands, feet, armpit and groin area.
While it’s normal to sweat during physical activity or if you get hot, if you find that you’re sweating without doing any physical activity or when your body does not need to be cooled down – you may be suffering from hyperhidrosis.
Is hyperhidrosis a common problem?
Hyperhidrosis affects roughly around 2-3% of the population, and it is a relatively common problem. However, only 40% of those who have the condition are likely to seek treatment.
Hyperhidrosis can be difficult to live with, but luckily, it can be easily treated. The treatment will depend on the severity of your hyperhidrosis and where it presents on the body. Treatments can include:
- Botox injections
- Iontophoresis treatment
- Sweat gland surgery
At The Wellington Clinic, we offer botox injections to treat hyperhidrosis.
How many types of hyperhidrosis are there?
Primary hyperhidrosis affects smaller areas of the body with excessive sweating, while secondary hyperhidrosis affects the entire body and is caused secondary to something else.
While primary hyperhidrosis often occurs for no apparent reason, secondary hyperhidrosis may occur due to certain medical conditions or as a side effect of certain medication.
What causes hyperhidrosis?
There’s a wide range of causes and triggers of hyperhidrosis. Here are a few examples below:
- Sudden changes in body temperature
- Anxiety and stress
- Substance abuse of certain drugs
- Certain medical conditions and medications
What are some self-help treatments for hyperhidrosis?
Self-help treatments such as applying a topical powder such as talcum powder can help absorb excess sweat. Unfortunately, these topical powders can only help in mild cases.
Another self-care option is to use stronger antiperspirants containing aluminium chloride on the hands, feet and armpits. These are applied at night and washed off in the morning 2-3 times a week.
These antiperspirants can cause skin irritation over time. In case this happens, you should consult your doctor.
Botox treatment for excessive sweating
Botox injections can be an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis for many people.
What does the hyperhidrosis treatment involve?
Before we begin treating hyperhidrosis, we’ll first identify and mark out the area so we can target the right areas.
Treatment will involve injecting a small amount of botox into the skin targeting your sweat glands. This will stop your sweat glands from producing sweat. The treatment involves a number of small injections made in the affected area. We can provide you with numbing cream before the treatment to make the procedure comfortable and easy for you.
Your skin may be a little red and inflamed after treatment but this settles very quickly.
The treatment will last several months and the effects will gradually wear off.
What is the downtime of the treatment?
There aren’t typically many side effects associated with this treatment. You might have some bruising or tenderness at the injected area although this is uncommon.
How long will it take to see the effects of the treatment?
Many of our patients see improvements in the first week of treatment but you will see the full effects at 2 weeks after treatment. You can expect the treatment to last between 3-6 months.