As the weather becomes nicer, we welcome the return of brighter days and balmy nights. However, for the approximately 3-5% of the population who suffer from hyperhidrosis, the warmer seasons can be received with dread. After all, when you sweat excessively throughout the year, these months are often the worst for an increase in symptoms.
There are many reasons why an individual may sweat excessively, but the end result is the same and can lead to needing multiple showers every day, carrying around spare clothes constantly, and spending a small fortune on antiperspirant or deodorising products that can be largely ineffective.
There are two types of hyperhidrosis; primary and secondary. Primary hyperhidrosis is said to be idiopathic, or have no discernible cause, and usually begins in childhood or adolescence, though it can improve with age. Secondary hyperhidrosis is defined as excessive sweating that has an identifiable cause, for example an underlying health condition like infections, diabetes, or the menopause.
Hyperhidrosis can also be classified as localised or general; presenting in a specific area or being experienced everywhere, respectively. Localised sweating is most usually seen in sufferers of primary hyperhidrosis. This can affect the groin, palms (palmar hyperhidrosis), armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis), head (cranial hyperhidrosis), and feet (plantar hyperhidrosis).
Reducing symptoms in those who sweat excessively
Using patented miraWave technology, miraDry addresses the root cause of the problem by directly targeting the sweat glands in the armpits. These glands are destroyed without affecting the surrounding tissue and are unable to grow back, meaning our patients see as much as an 82% reduction in patients who sweat excessively after just two sessions. We usually recommend three treatments initially, though this will be discussed in an in depth consultation with one of our highly trained aesthetic therapists.
For our patients who are reluctant to try laser treatments, we also offer Botox for hyperhidrosis. Although it is primarily known for relaxing wrinkles and even slimming the face, botulinum toxin can be used in the armpits to prevent glands from receiving signals that tell them to release sweat. Effects from Botox are noticeable after around 3-5 days and last for approximately 4-6 months, so we recommend treatments every 3-5 months in order to maintain results.
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We always require a consultation prior to treating any patient, in which you will be able to discuss your concerns with one of our highly skilled clinicians, who can recommend an appropriate course of treatment according to your needs, budget, preferences, and availability for downtime.