Excessive sweating is an embarrassing condition for many people which often devolves into a vicious cycle of unsightly sweaty armpits, followed by stress and anxiety, which then leads to even more sweating.
For the average person, a quick application of a good quality antiperspirant is all that is needed to avoid an embarrassing situation during an office meeting. However, for others who go through bouts of excessive sweating, antiperspirants often fail at preventing the onset of unsightly sweaty armpits.
What is Hyperhydrosis?
Hyperhydrosis, a condition which causes excessive sweating, is more prevalent in the 18 to 54 age brackets. It’s often the source of much embarrassment and can have a dramatic and detrimental psychological impact on a person’s life. Forming intimate relationships is a challenge, work life can suffer, and expensive clothes get ruined on a regular basis.
People with hyperhydrosis sweat a lot more than what is required for the body to regulate heat. While hyperhydrosis can affect the sweat glands anywhere on the body, the areas under the armpits contain the biggest concentrations. As a result, more sweat per minute is produced in this area of the body than any other.
Naturally, there are some professions where excessive sweating will go mostly unnoticed, but large sweat stains on a shirt while in an air-conditioned office stand out and get noticed; a situation most office workers would prefer to avoid.
Men seem to be a lot more closed-mouthed than women when it comes to medical conditions, and so are less likely to learn about effective treatments. However, as word gets out, more men and women from all walks of life and professions are now leading lives where they always appear calm and in control.
Treating Sweaty Armpits
When even the strongest antiperspirants provide no relief from excessive sweating, many will turn to medications, but often with limited success. Surgery is also an option, albeit one which can come with unpleasant side effects.
In recent years cosmetic injections have shown an ability to provide relief for many medical conditions over and above being a solution for reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
It was discovered that women receiving injection treatments to fight off wrinkles correlated with some relief from migraines, and discomfort caused by overactive muscles in the neck and shoulder area.
Cosmetic injections which are administered near a sweat gland can also help manage excessive sweating. The treatment works by blocking the signals from the nerve endings which signal the body to produce sweat.
While not a permanent cure, cosmetic injection treatments are a great management strategy that will help people avoid awkward work and social interactions.
How Long Does Each Treatment Last?
Everyone’s body will break down the chemicals used in the treatment differently, so results will vary depending on the individual. Most treatments will last at least 3 months, while others may enjoy drier armpits for up to 12 months before needing subsequent treatment.
Exercise and stress can also impact the length of time a treatment will remain effective, so lifestyle plays a big part in how fast each treatment fades over time.
Easy Pain-Free Treatments are Available
Treatments for hyperhydrosis are quick and painless, with most people being done in just 10 minutes. How effective your treatment is will also depend a lot on the skill and experience of the practitioner administering it.
A thorough understanding of the medications used, and a detailed knowledge of the human anatomy is paramount to increasing the level of success for each treatment.
Jill St. James at Crows Nest Cosmetic & Vein Clinic has had thousands of happy patients come through her doors who are now leading happier more productive lives due to less invasive sweating.
As well, Jill St. Jame’s years of experience have enabled her to develop treatments that make her patients as comfortable as possible. Take control of your sweating today by either visiting Crows Nest Cosmetic and Vein Clinic’s “Contact Us” page, or calling the clinic directly.