The Low-Down On Excessive Sweating
Whatever the reason our clients book in with us here at Emma J Aesthetics, we want you to leave feeling happier and more confident than before. Whether it’s a cosmetic-based procedure or a skin treatment, we know that feeling good and looking good often go hand-in-hand.
Something we can help with here at our Inverness skin clinic is a condition called hyperhidrosis – also known as excessive sweating. Men and women can both have this condition, and it can have a hugely negative impact on your life. In this post, we’ll share some facts about hyperhidrosis and talk you through what you can expect from treatment with our skin doctors in Inverness.
What causes hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis (also known as ‘primary hyperhidrosis’) is a medical condition where your body over-produces sweat. It’s thought to have genetic links, and can develop even in early childhood. Sometimes, it can be caused by an existing illness (this is known as ‘secondary hyperhidrosis’).
In some people, it’s also possible to ‘grow out’ of the condition – or symptoms can sometimes lessen in severity with age. This isn’t true of every case, however, and it can still be difficult to live with in the interim.
Is the condition painful?
No, but it does cause a lot of discomfort and can impact on other areas of your life.
How many people have hyperhidrosis?
According to Hyperhidrosis UK, around 1% of the population have primary hyperhidrosis. That might not sound a lot, but since the population is estimated to be around 67 million people, that’s over 678,000 people living with excessive sweating.
How do I know if I have the condition?
You’ll usually have localised sweating in areas such as:
– The armpits
– The face
– The back
– The groin
– The palms and soles
Typically, sufferers are affected in the hands, feet and armpits, as these areas have the most sweat glands.
How can I stop excessive sweating?
There are lots of things you can try, including:
– Hyperhidrosis treatment, something we offer here at our Inverness skin clinic
– Avoiding soap-based products, which can aggravate the condition
– Using antiperspirant, which helps ‘block’ the sweat glands
– Wearing clothing (and underwear) made of natural fibres, such as cotton or wool. Consider the fit of your clothes as well, and choose black or white colours, which can help mask patches
– Regularly cycle your footwear
– Revamp your diet – caffeine, alcohol and spicy foods can cause sweating
Book in for treatment at Emma J Aesthetics
We’re sometimes thought of as the skin doctor of Inverness, as alongside our aesthetic treatments, we can also help with skin conditions, such as hyperhidrosis. We know many who have this problem may feel awkward or shy about coming forwards for a solution, but with our hyperhidrosis treatment, we can help. With targeted injections, we can ‘block’ the sweat glands, leaving you dryer and more comfortable!
To enquire about treatment, please get in touch with our friendly team today.