HYPERHIDROSIS – EXCESSIVE SWEATING SOLUTIONS
Excessive sweating is known as hyperhidrosis and can be a debilitating condition creating many awkward situations. As hyperhidrosis can occur under the arms, soles of feet, palms of hands, scalp and face, you can just imagine the problems sufferers face when one or more of these areas are dripping with sweat.
Solutions for hyperhidrosis include the following:
Topical treatments – antiperspirants, iontophoresis, oral medication (anti-cholinergics), anti-wrinkle injections and finally, surgery.
At anti-aging we use iontophoresis and anti-wrinkle injections for hyperhidrosis treatment.
When antiperspirants are not working, especially on hands and feet, iontophoresis can be of benefit. It has been shown to be very successful when used correctly.
Iontophoresis uses water to conduct very weak electrical currents to the skin. Although we don’t understand how it works we do know that the weak current reduces sweating providing relief for days to weeks.
Iontophoresis should not be used in pregnancy, people with pacemakers, cardiac nor epilepsy and with several other conditions so you need to consult your doctor prior to using iontophoresis.
Commonly used anti-wrinkle solutions are able to affect the sweat glands to reduce sweat production. The anti-wrinkle injections need to be injected into the problem area – it is a quick and relatively pain free process.
Depending on the area to be treated no anaesthesia is required although those having their hands and feet treated usually have a local anaesthesia block to decrease pain. Others manage with local anaesthesia cream or ice. Each person can decide on what type of pain relief the desire.
The process is quick and simple – a very fine needle is injected superficially into the skin in the affected area. Anti-wrinkle injections have been used successfully in medical and cosmetic areas for about 25 years and when used correctly can provide 50% or more reduction in sweating for about 7 months.
For more information and a to find clinic near by, call 1300 nosweat.