PROCEDURES

EXCESSIVE SWEATING

PROCEDURES

EXCESSIVE SWEATING

Excessive sweating also defined as hyperhidrosis is when your body is unable to maintain normal body temperature. It is a condition that affects millions of people around the world and can sometimes be an inherited trait that stops the body from properly regulating its temperature. Excessive swearing can cause discomfort, be embarrassing and disrupt several aspects of one’s life given the accompanying odour, damage to your clothes and inability to wear particular fabrics, colours and outfits.

Uncontrolled sweating can occur in various parts of the body including face, hands, feet or underarms.

There is an easy solution to minimising and stopping excessive sweating in your body by blocking the neurotransmitters or sweat glands that stimulate the production of perspiration. By applying anti-wrinkle injections made of a purified protein to problem areas such as underarms, hands and feet, the related nerve impulse is temporarily relaxed and prevented from reaching the sweat gland. This, in turn, normalises or stops sweat production in the treated area. All patients report a substantial decrease in sweating within two days with some patients reporting no sweating at all. Repeat treatment is usually recommended within 3-6 months.

Alternatively the surgical procedure is also known as an open adenectomy to more permanently stop excessive sweating. Under local anaesthetic, this procedure involves removing a small ellipse of skin and subsequent sweat gland from the armpit producing a scar, which is roughly 1 to 4 cm in size and a long lasting result.

Depending on the surgeon and the needs of the patient, the surgery can be day surgery whereby the patient can leave on the same day. Alternatively, patients may be required to remain in hospital overnight. Following the surgery patients may experience pain and feel uncomfortable. Pain medication will assist in alleviating this. Patients are encouraged to allow time to recover and recuperate before resuming daily activities.

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