Hyperhidrosis Treatment

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is simply excessive sweating. Hidrosis meaning sweating, so hyperhidrosis is too much sweating. Sweating is one of the most important mechanisms that allow the body to lose heat. People with Hyperhidrosis sweat in an amount that is in excess of that required for regulation of body temperature. An estimated 1% of the population have hyperhidrosis. Onset usually begins during the teens and twenties.

Types of Hyperhidrosis

The most common type is Focal Hyperhidrosis, involving excessive sweating on the feet, palms and in the armpits. Dysport is recommended for the treatment of focal Hyperhidrosis affecting the armpits (Axillary Hyperhidrosis) in situations when other treatments have not provided relief.

Generalized Hyperhidrosis affects the whole body. It is much less common and is usually caused by an illness such as infection, diabetes, or an overactive thyroid gland. The excessive sweating usually stops when the related illness has been successfully treated.

What are the Causes of Hyperhidrosis?

It’s not understood why some individuals are affected and others aren't. Roughly 33% to 50% of people that experience excessive sweating have a relative with a similar problem, suggesting that there maybe a genetic cause.

Hyperhidrosis is caused by over activity of the eccrine gland, which is a sweat gland. These glands exist all over the body's surface, but they are concentrated on the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet, and the underarms (armpits). People with hyperhidrosis can produce a fairly large volume of sweat. This means that the hands, feet, chest or armpits (depending on which part is affected) may constantly be damp with sweat. This may make normal everyday activities more difficult to carry out, and can be embarrassing both at work and in social situations.

Things that can Trigger Hyperhidrosis Include:

  • Exercise
  • Smoking
  • Eating hot or spicy food
  • Consuming alcohol, coffee or tea
  • Stress, anxiety or strong emotions
  • Heat or cold temperatures, as well as certain times of the day

How to Treat Hyperhidrosis

Simple self help measures you can take include:

  • Wear clothing that will help keep you cool
  • Keep your work environment cool and ventilated
  • Avoid the food and drinks that trigger sweating. These will be different for everyone but you will probably know what causes problems for you.
  • Try to reduce the causes of stress, tension and anxiety. These are common problems for everyone, although people with Hyperhidrosis have the added difficulty of coping with excessive sweating.

What is Dysport and How Does it Work?

Dysport is a treatment given by injection into the skin. It is recommended and used for the treatment of auxiliary hyperhidrosis. Dysport blocks the actions of the nerves that supply the eccrine glands; which inhibits the glands from producing sweat. Dysport blocks the nerve endings, but over time new nerve endings grow to replace them.

What Happens During Hyperhidrosis Treatment With Dysport?

Using a very fine needle, the cosmetic specialist will inject a small volume of Dysport solution into 10 - 15 places 1cm apart and spread evenly in each armpit. A course of treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.

How Fast Does Treatment Work & How Long Will the Results Last?

Most people notice a positive change within 7 days of treatment. Not everyone responds to hyperhidrosis treatment the same way. In a clinical trial, sweat production was reduced by 83% one week after treatment. For 95% of patients, sweating was reduced by at least half! Follow up treatments can be given when the effects of the first course wear off, which can occur 4 to 7 months after the initial treatment. CosmeticCAReConcierge will advise you about when to return for further treatment, as well as discuss your treatment options in order to meet your specific individual needs.

Are You Seeking Relief from Hyperhidrosis?

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If you are ready to alleviate yourself from all of the discomfort & unwanted effects of Hyperhidrosis, CosmeticCAReConcierge can help! We understand that each and every one of our clients has a unique situation, so we provide personalized treatment to ensure your comfort. CosmeticCAReConcierge is committed to helping you obtain relief by providing treatment that fits you best!

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