Excessive sweating of the palms, underarms, face and various other parts of the body is a common problem and can cause a great deal of discomfort - It has a name: Hyperhidrosis.
If you do not have the condition it’s difficult to understand the impact it can have on someone’s life day-to-day and it will always be at its worst just when you don’t want it to be. Holding a partner’s hand while watching a tense movie, giving a work presentation while presenting underarm sweat patches, hands slipping on the steering wheel in difficult driving conditions and so on has a huge impact on one’s self-confidence.
THERE ARE TREATMENTS AVAILABLE
There are a number of causes for excessive sweating. Many would have tried daily topical medications to reduce one's sweating, some people spray just about every part of their body in anti-perspirant, some have even resorted to sticking pantyliners on the inside of their clothing! It’s an ordeal and a drain on life.
Botulinum Toxin A, which is also used to relax wrinkles is highly effective in treating hyperhidrosis. A very fine needle is used to distribute the Botulinum Toxin A intradermally to block the nerve impulses that cause you to sweat.
Does it hurt? That depends on your own pain threshold but at CCM we provide the option of Nitrous Oxide (aka as Happy Gas) which makes the procedure more comfortable.
Will it last forever? No, Botulinum Toxin A is used in a wide range of treatments in the medical world and as wonderful as it is you will need a top up within 3 months time.
We love talking about what we do at Concept Cosmetic Medicine so if you are troubled by hyperhidrosis feel free to get in touch and we'll answer any questions you have and the possible treatment options available to you.