Well summer is almost over and what a warm one it has been. For some people (approximately 1% of the population) the typical thing we like to grumble about during the warmer months (sweating a bit too much) is a year round complaint.
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) is a condition that affects both men and women equally. More extreme cases of hyperhidrosis can be quite debilitating – resulting in the need to change outfits multiple times a day, limiting social and work life opportunities and may cause low self-esteem. The condition is not limited to the warmer summer months when the body naturally has to work a little harder to cool itself down.
Hyperhidrosis is most common on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet and in the under arm area. Our body sweats as a natural cooling mechanism, hyperhidrosis occurs when one’s body produces more sweat than is necessary.
There are several excessive sweating treatment options available however before a treatment plan is developed medical causes must always be ruled out. One of the most popular treatment options for excessive sweating is injections into the area, which reduce excessive sweating dramatically, targeting the specific glands that are the source of the problem.
These injections work by blocking the chemical signals from nerves that stimulate sweat production. When the signal stops, so too does the excessive sweating. This treatment is most common in the under arm area and to treat excessive sweating of the forehead. Treatment is very effective – usually resulting in significant reduction in sweating that can last up to 6 months from just one treatment.
Treatment for excessive sweating at Brighton Plastic Surgery is performed by Mr Mutimer in his consulting rooms. To find out more or to book a consultation submit an enquiry via our site or phone 03 9592 0522.