Treatment for Excessive Sweating
“Excessive sweating”, also known as “hyperhidrosis”, is a problem for many people and they are often too embarrassed to seek treatment so all too often tend to suffer in silence unnecessarily. The typical areas affected are the armpits (axillae) and the palms of the hands.
How is hyperhidrosis treated?
Patients usually start by treating themselves. The most basic “treatment” is putting rolls of tissue paper into their arm pits but they may also try to use regular antiperspirant sprays. Once these fail, they may try herbal remedies or dietary treatments that invariably don’t work. Patients will then tend to approach their GP who may or not appreciate their problem and take it seriously. They may prescribe a stronger antiperspirant treatment that must be applied to problem areas overnight. If this fails to work or they don’t want the inconvenience of applying products every night they may re-consult their GP and even get referred for major surgery including sympathectomy, which involves they surgical severing of the nerves that supply the affected areas. This requires a general anaesthetic, carries substantial risks and is considered a rather extreme treatment.
Luckily, a better treatment exists in the form of a series of simple, superficial injections at the affected areas. Doctor Brad offers treatments for the armpits (axillae).
For example, 25 small and superficial injections are administered to each armpit. The injections are delivered with a very fine needle just under the surface of the skin and are surprisingly tolerable. These can be completed within approximately 30 minutes and can last for 6 months or more. The effect is very good in the majority of patients who can then dispense with the inconvenience of daily treatments or tissue packing!.