Sweat Reduction

Reduce sweating and armpit odour with our sweat reduction treatments, including cosmetic injectables. Perspiration is reduced and underarm odour is eliminated to help you regain control of your life.

SWEAT REDUCTION TREATMENT – MIRADRY

WHAT IS HYPERHIDROSIS?

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. However, this excess sweating is not related to normal factors such as eating spicy foods, heat, or exercise. It is a medical condition that causes the nerve that is responsible for sweating to become overactive and can cause quite a bit of discomfort and disruption in someone’s life. In some cases, patients experience severe sweating episodes where the sweat comes through their clothes.

There is some minor evidence that hyperhidrosis is related to certain mental health problems including anxiety. Subsequently, the patient’s medical history may also point to mental health problems caused by hyperhidrosis.

While sweat reduction may be achieved by using over-the-counter treatments and the right deodorant to combat body odour, you may require professional treatment to resolve your symptoms.

WHAT CAUSES EXCESSIVE SWEATING?

Treating excessive sweating often begins by looking at the cause. After all, treatment for hyperhidrosis does depend in the large part of the exact cause. Once this is determined, the most applicable treatment option can be advised to the patient.

One of the main forms of excessive sweating is focal hyperhidrosis. This is a condition on its own and does not necessarily have any underlying medical condition contributing the problem.

Primary hyperhidrosis can manifest itself in many ways. It can lead to excessive underarm sweating, but also excessive sweating of the hands and feet. Most primary forms of hyperhidrosis are caused by an overreaction of the sweat glands.

Compensatory sweating is another form of hyperhidrosis that can be encountered by patients. This particular type of hyperhidrosis is caused by ETS surgery and commonly accompanied by symptoms such as excessive sweating on the back, chest, abdomen, face, and buttocks.

Primary axillary hyperhidrosis is another medical condition that could explain excessive sweating. Interestingly enough, it is estimated that approximately 3% of the population suffer from this particular condition. Most sufferers encounter the conditioner in their childhood, although the condition starting later in adulthood is possible too. This particular form of hyperhidrosis can be caused by genetics, but also exposure to high levels of stress.

Unfortunately, the cause can be difficult to pinpoint at times, as excessive sweating can occur with no apparent reason.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN SWEAT REDUCTION TREATMENT?

There are a wide variety of treatments available for sweat reduction. If you want to treat hyperhidrosis, it is always recommended to seek an initial consultation with your GP or a specialist, who can lay out the available treatments for you. Some treatments to reduce sweating are more long-term than others, so it is a good idea to weigh up the options.

In general, sweat reduction treatment can involve the use of medicine, treatment with targeted electrical currents, anti-wrinkle injections, and surgical procedures to remove the sweat glands.

At Dr Lanzer Skin Clinics, we offer two effective treatments to reduce excessive sweating – MiraDry (only available at Malvern) and Hyperhidrosis.

HOW MIRADRY AND HYPERHIDROSIS CAN HELP REDUCE SWEATING

Both of these treatments can successfully help to minimise the amount of sweat produced by the sweat glands to reduce underarm sweat and control the embarrassing effects of excessive sweating. Read on to discover how each treatment can help:

MiraDry

The MiraDry System uses thermal energy to heat the area where the problematic sweat glands reside and safely eliminate them. This treatment is only FDA-approved for underarm sweating, so you if you suffer from sweaty feet, hands or face, you will need to consider a different treatment. A numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area for your comfort. You may be able to see results in just one session, but your therapist will let you know if you require multiple treatments during your initial free consultation.

Hyperhidrosis

This treatment uses micro-fine injectables, including muscle relaxants, to greatly reduce underarm sweating. This type of procedure requires very little, if any, downtime. You may feel a little sore for a few days after the treatment.

Benefits of Hyperhidrosis

Sweating is the body’s natural response to an increase in body temperature and works to cool our body down so that we don’t overheat. When a person sweats profusely, it may be the result of hyperhidrosis. When people experience this condition, the sympathetic nerve that controls sweating becomes oversensitive and causes more sweating than is considered normal. An excessive sweating treatment has two major benefits:

WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED FOR HYPERHIDROSIS?

Cosmetic injections are commonly used to treat excessive sweating of the underarms. However, these injections can be used in a variety of areas, depending on the area in question.

The type of treatment you have can also be subject to the cause and how effective that treatment would be in the area. For example, cosmetic injections have proven to be effective for underarm excessive sweating, but so has surgery. For patients, weighing up the pros and cons with a specialist cosmetic surgeon and their GP is advised.

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?

Patients who have the injections can resume their normal activities immediately. Please note that it can take a couple of days for sweating to stop in the treated area. For most patients, it takes two weeks for the treatment to take full effects.

If a patient chooses cosmetic injections to treat hyperhidrosis, then patients must consider that treatments will have to be repeated in the future. The injected compound gets broken down by the body over time, so repeated treatment is necessary in most cases.

OPTIMISING YOUR RESULTS

To maximise the benefits of your hyperhidrosis treatments, your dermatologist will talk you through the correct aftercare steps to maintain your results while the area heals. Generally, this will include:

  1. Not applying deodorant until the morning after the procedure
  2. Not rubbing or massaging the area
  3. Not having any further treatments in the area for the next 24 hours
  4. Not going to the gym or undertaking any strenuous activity within the next 48 hours.

Avoid having any laser treatment or electrical beauty treatments on the area for at least a week after hyperhidrosis. You may experience sweating for up to 2 weeks after treatment before you see best results.

How many sweat reduction treatments are needed?

As mentioned previously, most patients will have to return for a treatment with cosmetic injection. The number of injections and the time between injections depends heavily on the patient’s ability and speed to break down the injected compounds. While your cosmetic surgeon can give you a timeframe, some patients find that their treatment lasts longer or just a little shorter.

How long does it take to see results from treatment?

As mentioned briefly earlier, sweat reduction treatment with cosmetic injections takes some time to work. In this case, you will start to notice that the sweat reduction treatment starts to work after a couple of days. However, most patients notice that sweating has completely stopped after two weeks.

Is sweat reduction treatment permanent?

Surgical treatment of excessive sweating is permanent. Sweat reduction with cosmetic injections is not permanent and therefore requires repeated treatment over the course of time.

What are the side-effects of sweat reduction treatment?

Patients who have the cosmetic injections can experience some discomfort, minor swelling and bruising surrounding the site of the injection. This is usually quite limited, but every patient reacts differently to an injection. The overall response of the body can also be subject to the area you are having treated.

How much does sweat reduction treatment cost?

Since there are various types of treatments that can be used for excessive sweating, it is not difficult to believe that the cost for these different treatments can be different as well.

Sweat reduction medication tends to be the most affordable short-term. Of course, repeated prescription antiperspirants over the years can start to accumulate in terms of cost. So, overall, the medication route might turn out to be the most expensive.

Botox injections to control excessive sweating and surgery can vary in terms of cost as well. This has everything to do with the fact that different areas may have to be treated. Hyperhidrosis can occur anywhere on the body, providing sweat glands are present. This makes finding an accurate estimate online a lot more difficult.

Patients who are considering cosmetic injections for hyperhidrosis can get an accurate quote for their procedure at The Dr Lanzer Clinic. You can fill in the online enquiry form to get a quote for their procedure. Alternatively, patients can also book a consultation with Dr Lanzer or one of his associates at the local Dr Lanzer Clinic. For more information, please refer to our information page.

SUCCESSFULLY TREAT SYMPTOMS OF EXCESSIVE SWEATING

As a leading clinic in dermatology, the Dr Lanzer Skin Clinic can offer you a wide range of treatments for sweat reduction that can help you minimise your symptoms and enhance your quality of life. We’ll work with you to tailor a customised treatment plan that will get you the best results possible. We also offer many other treatments to target all of your skin concerns, including skin peelsLaser GenesisRF Skin Tighteningfractional skin resurfacing, and laser pigmentation treatments for smoother and clearer skin.

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