How To Treat Hyperhidrosis Of The Armpits?
For sure, sweaty armpits can be a cause for concern. Not only because excessively sweaty underarms can be uncomfortable, but it can also lead to physical and emotional problems. In extreme cases, you might not just be prone to more sweat than most. You might have hyperhidrosis – and you wouldn’t be alone.
Hyperhidrosis is fairly common, with around one to three out of every 100 people in the UK affected by this malady. There certainly are lifestyle and home remedies that could help you cope with sweating and embarrassing body odour, including the use of a strong (non-prescription) antiperspirant, applying an over-the-counter astringent to the affected area, regular bathing, wearing clothing made of natural materials that allow your skin to breathe, and even employing relaxation techniques like yoga to help you learn to control the stress that triggers sweating.
But about when this isn’t enough?
At Shine Dental Clinic, we do everything that we can to help our patients avoid discomfort and embarrassment, whether it’s through avoiding tooth loss, giving you a smile to be proud of, or treatment for hyperhidrosis.
What Is Hyperhidrosis?
If you sweat too much, sometimes for no apparent reason, you may have a condition called hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis involves profuse sweating either all over the entire body or in specific areas as your body’s sweat glands overact, causing you to sweat a lot.
It’s not medically dangerous, but it can prevent you from working or enjoying recreational activities. In fact, some people find it so embarrassing that they don’t seek help. Unfortunately, controlling the symptoms on your own can be challenging.
At Shine Dental Clinic, our certified clinical professionals work on a case by case basis, evaluating your condition before recommending the best use of Anti-wrinkle treatment injections to help you stop producing sweat that you don’t need.
The Way Hyperhidrosis Affects Your Life
Generally, Hyperhidrosis makes you sweat all over, but there is a focal hyperhidrosis that mostly affects your armpits, soles of the feet, face, lower back, genitals, and palms of the hands. While sweat doesn’t actually smell (it’s mainly just water), it can cause body odour when this water comes into contact with bacteria on your skin.
We mentioned that hyperhidrosis won’t put your life in danger… but the symptoms can range in severity and excessive sweating may be an everyday challenge – constantly causing frustration and emotional stress. In addition to the body odour and mental health implications, you could also experience itching and inflammation, maceration on the soles of your feet, skin changes (paleness, cracks or wrinkles), and noticeable marks on your clothing.
How Hyperhidrosis Is Treated
Remember those lifestyle changes and home remedies that we suggested previously? Well, when this doesn’t work, it may be time to explore a stronger treatment plan. There are a few specialised therapies, including iontophoresis, microwave therapy, and Anti-wrinkle treatment injections.
Here’s a closer look at each:
- Iontophoresis: This is ideal for when the affected areas include your hands or feet, which are placed in a shallow tub of tap water. A special device emits a low electrical current through the water for a period of 10 – 20 minutes. Over time, this blocks sweat glands.
- Microwave therapy: A high-tech device is placed against the affected area and emits thermal energy during an hour-long procedure. This destroys sweat glands permanently and can significantly reduce underarm sweating.
- Anti-wrinkle treatment injections: Ideal for most areas of the body, especially the face and armpits, and includes injecting Botulinum Toxin into an overactive nerve to stop sweat production for months at a time.
How Anti-wrinkle Treatment Treats Sweaty Underarms
We use Botulinum Toxin to treat hyperhidrosis of the armpit. Anti-wrinkle treatment is the brand name that comes from Clostridium Botulinum, a type of bacteria, and this treatment is a minimally invasive treatment.
This Neurotoxin is injected into your skin and acts as a nerve block. It temporarily relaxes the muscles in the injected area. In this way, our clinical professionals can help our patients with a range of issues, including eye twitching, lazy eye, chronic migraines, an overactive bladder, and, of course, excessive sweating under the arms.
Are You Ready to Try Anti-wrinkle treatment?
Then book your consultation with Shine Dental Clinic today. We have a certified practitioner who will give you the best advice on your Anti-wrinkle treatment, designing a treatment plan that works for your specific concerns. More than entrusting your treatment with a veteran healthcare provider, you can also rest assured that all Botox products used by Shine Dental Clinic are FDA approved and are clinically tested. All our procedures are done in a controlled environment and you’ll be made to feel at ease during your treatments.
To book your Botox consultation with Shine Dental Clinic and get a quote on the costs related to your treatment, call us on 01420 550616.