Hyperhidrosis

Many people are often concerned with excessive sweating, particularly in the underarm area. It may affect confidence, and restrict clothing choices. This concern can be improved with strong anti persperant deoderants, however, they are far less effective than neurotoxin injections, may cause significant skin irritation, and require frequent application. Neurotoxin injections stop the sweat glands from producing sweat. They are safe to undergo, and have no downtime. Repeated treatments increase the longevity, with an average treatment lasting 6-12 months. Compensation sweating (Increased sweat in other areas following treatment), has not been scientifically demonstrated.

FAQs

Hyperhidrosis treatment uses Anti Wrinkle injections to stop armpit sweating. Following a thorough consultation and assessment, Dr Aaron will advise on the amount of treatment required to achieve your goals. The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes, and there is only mild discomfort. A very small needle is used to inject the product just under the skin, and some people report a slight stinging sensation as the product is being injected. There tends to be no discomoft or pain after the injection. The results will appear between 2 and 4 weeks. Dr Aaron does not routinely follow up his Hyperhidrosis patients. Repeat treatment may be required at 4 weeks to optomise the outcome.

Yes. Hyperhidrosis treatment is safe. As with any medical procedure, there are still risks and side effects. Dr Aaron will discuss these in depth with you during your consultation. Side effects are uncommon, but include:

  • Itching.
  • Temporary increase in sweating in untreated areas.
Rare risks include:
  • Temporary flu-like illness.
The side effects of Hyperhidrosis treatment are self-limiting, and will resolve on their own. This treatment is strictly not performed in people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, having IVF treatment, or planning any of the aforementioned; or in those with underlying neuromuscular conditions including Myaesthenia Gravis and Eaton Lambert syndrome.

Hyperhidrosis treatment last 6-12 months, with subsequent treatments having a significantly better effect compared to the initial treatment.

There are a few steps to take before your Hyperhidrosis treatment to ensure the best outcome, and the lowest risk of side effects. They include:

  • Ceasing all anti-inflammatories, aspirin, herbal supplements, fish oil, krill oil, glucosamine and vitamin E 1 week before your treatment (Unless you have been advised to take these by a Medical Practitioner).
  • Avoiding alcohol for 2 days before your treatment.
If you do not adhere to the above your treatment may still proceed, but you will have a higher risk of side effects.

Following your treatment you will be provided with full aftercare instructions. You will be able to resume most normal activity immediately. The most important instructions are the following:

  • Apply an ice pack gently for any discomfort.
  • Avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours.
  • Do not apply topical antipersperants for 24 hours.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours.