Axillary Hyperhidrosis Treatment – Reduce Excessive Underarm Sweating
Do you sweat a lot? Does your excessive underarm sweating affect your quality of life? You know, you don’t have to live with it.
There are many causes of excessive underarm sweating. However, primary axillary hyperhidrosis is a common condition where sympathetic nervous system disregulation or hyperactivity results in excessive sweating. It’s also easily treated.
Most people with excessive sweating resort to over-the-counter anti-perspirants or aluminium chloride antiperspirants. But if you’re looking for a long-term solution, treatment with botulinum toxin injections might work for you.
Hyperhidrosis – How To Stop Sweating?
The treatment of primary axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating, involves injections of botulinum toxin into underarm skin. The botulinum toxin inhibits acetylcholine release, which reduces sweat production.
The injection is very similar to one used for anti-wrinkle treatment, where the botulinum toxin is delivered using a very fine needle. Most patients describe the sensation as a pin prick. Ice packs may be used during treatment if required to numb the skin and as pain relief.
Will I Stop Sweating Completely?
Depending on the severity of the condition, favourable outcomes from treatment include complete cessation of sweating, or reduction in severity until the condition is manageable with over-the-counter anti-perspirants.
Usually, patients being to see a significant or complete reduction of underarm sweating about 1-2 weeks after treatment.
How Long Does The Treatment For Excessive Sweating Last?
Most patients report sweating gradually returning about 6 months after the initial treatment. At this time, a consultation will usually be organised, and a quick follow-up/top-up may be performed to prolong the effect of the treatment.
If you would like to learn more about axillary hyperhidrosis treatments, please book a free consultation using the contact form below. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible to secure your appointment and you’ll receive 10% off your first treatment.