What treatments are there for excessive sweating?
20th February, 2019
Whilst it’s perfectly normal to break out in a sweat when your temperature rises, if excessive sweating is beginning to affect your everyday life then it may be time to seek help.
Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, doesn’t always have an obvious trigger. The condition can affect the whole body, or in some cases, specific areas only. Sometimes the onset of the condition can be related to a medical condition or medication, but in other cases there is no known cause.
If you have already tried self-help methods like changing the material of the clothes you wear and wearing loose clothing to no avail, then one of the following treatments could help to alleviate symptoms.
Prescribed antiperspirants - your doctor may be able to prescribe stronger antiperspirants containing aluminium chloride to control sweating.
Medications – there are a couple of medications that can be prescribed to reduce sweating, but they tend to cause other side effects, so they’re not usually a popular option.
Electric current – iontophoresis is a treatment whereby a machine passes a low voltage of electricity through the affected area. It is most effective when excessive sweating occurs in the hands, feet or armpits.
Injections – injections of Botox into the affected areas can reduce sweating by 82–87%. Treatment temporarily blocks the chemical that is responsible for the body’s sweat glands and only affects the area injected. Injections typically provide relief from symptoms for 3 – 12 months.
Surgery – several types of local surgical procedure are available to treat hyperhidrosis. Most surgical treatments for the condition are only available privately and there is no guarantee of success.
At Revolution Aesthetics we provide Botox injections for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. Our treatments are carried out safely in a professional and relaxing environment by medically trained clinicians.
To find out more about injections for hyperhidrosis in Altrincham, or to book a free consultation, get in touch with our friendly team by calling us on 0161 327 0969 or fill out our booking form below.