19.12.19

Hyperhidrosis – What Is It?

This condition is instantly recognisable to some, while being something others have never heard of. Otherwise known as excessive sweating, people with hyperhidrosis can often find it embarrassing, as it can leave them with damp clothes and moist palms. People with this condition try anything from showering several times a day to constantly re-applying deodorant – but we have some other things to try that can help treat the condition and combat signs of sweating, helping to make life a little easier.

Small things to help out

You may be thinking: if showering constantly and applying deodorant doesn’t seem to work, is there anything else that can help me? The answer is yes. Wearing baggy or sweat-absorbing clothes can help to mask signs of sweating, so you won’t have to walk around with any embarrassing sweat patches. Try doing low-intensity sport and DIY, as this will help prevent your body triggering more sweat production. You shouldn’t have to let your sensitive glands get in the way of your life.

Hyperhidrosis treatment

If topical treatments such as antiperspirants and medications have been unsuccessful, what else can you do about it? At Emma J Aesthetics, we provide an excessive sweating treatment that can drastically reduce the amount of sweat you produce using tiny injections. You may be thinking what does this have to do with sweating? Well, when small doses are injected into the skin of the armpit, it effectively blocks the nerves that supply sweat glands, helping prevent any sweat from being made. After your first treatment, you will start to notice a decrease in sweat production at around week 4. Typically, people’s results can last up to 6 months with an 80% reduction in excessive sweating.

Treatment aftercare

Once you have undergone the treatment, it’s important to try and avoid exercise or vigorous movement for a few days, as you want to let the injections naturally settle. If you notice any signs of tenderness or bruising after a few weeks, then you may apply a cold compress or soothing gel to the area.  Avoid places that will have extreme temperatures such as steam rooms and saunas.

If you experience excessive sweating and are interested in our treatment for hyperhidrosis, please contact Emma J Aesthetics today to arrange a consultation. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions and concerns and can use the appointment to assess you and your skin in more detail, making recommendations tailored to you.