Hyperhidrosis – Excessive Sweating

What is Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)?

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that is characterised by excess perspiration or sweating. The most common areas that individuals sweat are the feet, palms, face, scalp and underarms. Sweating often affects both sides of the body, and tends to happen in the day rather than at night.

There are two types of hyperhidrosis: Primary and Secondary

In primary hyperhidrosis there is no specific underlying cause for the condition; whereas with secondary hyperhidrosis it is caused from conditions like endocrine disorders, infections, neoplastic diseases, metabolic disorders, respiratory disorders, stress and anxiety.

Excessive sweating can upset many aspects of an individual’s life including work, self-esteem, relationships, and overall well-being.

How is Excessive Sweating Treated?

The best way to treat excessive sweating is by using anti-wrinkle injections to minimise the unsociable and unhealthy sweat levels. Anti-wrinkle injections are a fast, non-invasive and effective method to treat this condition.

Book a consultation, with Sydney’s best excessive sweating treatment specialists at Dr Saras &Co, our clinics are located in Annandale, Double Bay and Miranda.

Anti-wrinkle injections are used for the treatment of hyperhidrosis, specifically in the scalp, face and underarm areas. It can also be used in the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands, but it can be quite painful in these areas and sedation is required.

Anti-wrinkle injections treat excessive sweating by preventing the nerve signal from reaching the sweat glands in the treated area.

How does it work?

Anaesthetic cream is applied to the injection site, then a starch-iodine test is performed. This includes placing iodine on the area to be treated so that the patient can sweat for a short period of time. Starch is then applied to the treatment area and the sweat becomes highlighted in black and identified for treatment with the injections.

The anti-wrinkle injection is then injected into the area with multiple small injections. The process takes around 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area. Anti-wrinkle injections last between 8 weeks to 4 months but this is different for every individual.

Is there any downtime?

There is no down time when treating excessive sweating with anti-wrinkle injections and patients are able to go back to their normal life right after treatment.

At Dr Saras & Co we specialise in the use of anti-wrinkle injections for the treatment of excessive sweating.