Excessive Sweating – Hyperhidrosis Essentials
Area Treated: Under arm excessive sweating is most common. Excessive sweating in the underarm is most common but we can treat other areas including hands, feet, nose, neck, & hairline.
Assessment: Our doctor will examine your under arms and may perform an iodine starch test to create a sweat profile of the area
Treatment: A series of injections into the skin of each armpit
Time taken: Assessment up 20 mins, Treatment 20 mins
Comfort: People rarely report this treatment as uncomfortable
Results Seen: Noticeable within 2-3 days, full onset and full strength sweat reduction at 2-4 weeks
How long will it last: Anywhere from 5-9 months is typical
Excessive underarm sweating is a real concern for men who suffer from it. Men also tend to be afflicted with this condition more than women.
Medically known as primary axillary hyperhidrosis, there are lots of inconveniences attached to this condition. Unsightly wet patches, high dry cleaning bills and other social stigmas are reported by men who suffer from it. It can also lead to other medical conditions like warts and bacterial infections. It’s also far more common than you might think with 1 in 20 people likely to be affected.
Fortunately, at Amara we have a really powerful treatment that offers effective relief from excessive sweating. Using the same product used in treating fine lines and wrinkles we can prevent overactivity of the sweat glands, stopping sweating fully in the treated area.
How does it work?
The anti-wrinkle product is injected into the skin (not muscle) and stops the processes that lead to activating the sweat glands in the area. This doesn’t affect your ability to sweat elsewhere, but should leave the treated area dry for months to come.
What happens during treatment?
Depending on the severity of the sweating, we might perform an iodine starch test in your underarms. This is a simple stain test which tells the doctors exactly where your greatest sweat points are.
Following this, the doctor will clean your underarm and mark out injection points that identify where your sweat glands are most active. A series of shallow injections with small doses of anti wrinkle product will be placed into the skin of each of your underarms. This is where the sweat glands are.
How long will it last?
Results are highly patient dependent but last from 5-9 months in most cases.
This treatment consistently ranks towards the top of our patient satisfaction surveys amongst all the services we offer at Amara.