Excessive Sweating

Anti-wrinkle injections are an effective way to block the stimulation of excessive sweat

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a common disorder which can cause a great deal of stress and unhappiness. Hyperhidrosis is where a person sweat excessively which is much more than the body needs in order to regulate its temperature. There are no guidelines to determine what constitutes “normal sweating”, but if you feel that you sweat excessively and it has started to interfere with your everyday daily activities and social life, you may have hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating doesn’t usually pose a serious threat to a person’s health, but it can be embarrassing and distressing. One method that has proven to be effective at treating excessive sweating is through anti wrinkle injections. Anti wrinkle treatments work by blocking the release of certain chemicals that cause muscle contractions, and they also block the contractions and stimulation of the sweat glands. In persons with axillary hyperhidrosis, the blockage of the overactive sweat glands produces a cessation of excessive perspiration. Anti wrinkle treatments usually take a couple of days to start working, but once they do the sweating is dramatically reduced. Localised hyperhidrosis can affect many different body parts including the underarms (Axillary hyperhidrosis).

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About this treatment

Background to the treatment of hyperhidrosis

The brain sends signals to the sweat glands in the skin, through nerve endings. The neurotransmitter acetylcholine behaves like a trigger, to get the sweat glands to start working. These nerve endings are usually responding to stressors, including the raised body temperature from exercise, or from the emotional stresses that people might have during their day.

Hyperhidrosis is considered to be a genetic problem, and it’s simply that the nervous system overstimulates the glands that are responsible for making sweat. The common toxin that is popular for the treatment of lines and wrinkles, that ‘freeze’ the muscles, were discovered to also prevent the same regions from producing sweat, and so the product was successfully tested and approved for the treatment of hyperhidrosis.

How long does the treatment for excessive sweating last?

Typically injections for axillary hyperhidrosis occur every 6 to 8 months. The injections are given directly into the underarm area. Although some 15-20 injections are typically given in each treatment, with proper anaesthesia the treatment is virtually painless.

Aftercare

Patient care has always been at the forefront of everything we do. We believe that ‘aftercare’ is just as important a part of the entire cosmetic treatment procedure as the treatment itself. With Auralia, you can be rest assured that all your aftercare needs will be completely fulfilled, providing you the support you need for a fast and stress-free recovery.

Our registered, professional and highly trained medical team are accessible at all times to advise you on your individual needs, to explain exactly what the procedure entails and to assist you with any concerns you may have following your treatment.

FAQs

Is the procedure painful?

Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. Your Doctor will use a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort.

How long will it take to start working?

Anti-wrinkle injections take a few days to start working, and patients will begin to notice a small improvement after a day or two, with the full effect within 3 – 7 days.

Can I go back to work?

Yes, you can go back to work after the procedure, but your doctor will probably suggest that you avoid exercise or overstimulation for a day or two.

Can I put on makeup?

Although many patients apply makeup following the procedure, you should discuss this with your Doctor.

Will I experience bruising or swelling?

Some patients can experience bruising or bleeding following treatment. Your Doctor will advise on a number of steps to follow to minimise this.