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We’ve all experienced sweating – brought on by a stressful day, exercise, or even just being a bit too hot. However sweating in the armpits is never a pleasant experience for anyone. Sweat marks, stains and the odour associated with it, is frustrating to many people.

What is Excessive Sweating?

Hyperhidrosis is the uncontrollable overproduction of sweat, caused by overactive sweat glands, without the trigger of exercise or a rise in body temperature. Whilst hyperhidrosis can be a side effect of medication or another medical condition such as diabetes, gout or the menopause, for many people, there is just no apparent cause. Research suggests a genetic link – family members are often also affected – but the condition often begins in childhood or adolescence without warning.

Living with Sweating

However alot of people do not have hyperhidrosis and are simply disturbed by sweating in the armpits. Sweating under the arms can be troublesome for almost all people whether you work in an office and wear a shirt, presenting to people or on the go constantly. Aside from physical discomfort, the visibility of sweating to other people can create a negative self-image in both professional and social life.

Not many people realise that there are a few options for underarm sweating whether you have hyperhidrosis or not.. 

Effective treatments for Sweating or Hyperhidrosis

1.   MiraDry

The treatment has been proven to permanently reduce 85% of sweat in the area for over 90% of people in one treatment.

Miradry(R) is a novel non invasive treatment to stop sweating PERMANENTLY under the arms. The device which is FDA approved and therefore has significant clinical research to prove its safety and efficacy is an effective solution for life.

The procedures involved three steps

  1. Numb it!- Dr Dhillon will numb the area with some local anaesthetic which takes effect immediately
  2. Mark it!- The area is then marked out to ensure we cover all the areas of the armpit that sweat
  3. Treat it!- The Miradry treatment can take anywher from 20-30 mins per armpit and is completely non invasive. At this stage you may experience a mild sensation of heat but due to the local anaesthetic it is not painful

There may be some numbness and swelling to the area for 2-4 days but recovery is often quick. The treatment has been proven to permanently reduce 85% of sweat in the area for over 90% of people in one treatment.

2.  Anti-Wrinkle Injections (R)

It’s no wonder many sufferers are looking for ways to stop excessive sweating. One of the most effective treatments currently available is a purified natural protein called botulinum toxin, more commonly known as Anti-Wrinkle Injections. Injected just below the surface of the skin, botulinum toxin works to reduce excessive sweating by ‘turning off’ the sweat glands in that particular area. According to research, this treatment has shown up to an 87% reduction in sweating, noticeable within two to four days of treatment, and providing relief for up to 12 months. Safe and effective across multiple treatments, botulinum toxin consistently supports a long-term positive changes to a patient’s life, managing the physical signs of excessive sweating whilst allowing them to lead a normal and happier life.

Treatment for Excessive Sweating in Beaconsfield

Dr Benji Dhillon and his highly skilled aesthetics team at Define Clinic see many patients looking for a suitable treatment for excessive sweating, and use Anti-Wrinkle Injections as a routine procedure for this condition. To book your consultation with the Define Clinic team today, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Useful Sources:

https://hyperhidrosisuk.org/

https://hyperhidrosisuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/hyperhidrosisuk-patient-leaflet.pdf

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/skin-hair-and-nails/hyperhidrosis

https://www.everydayhealth.com/hyperhidrosis/

https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hyperhidrosis-causes-11#1

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5465471/

https://www.healthline.com/health/diagnosing-hyperhidrosis/23-things#10

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