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Don’t Let Perspiration Ruin Your Self-Esteem

September 24,2014 | Posted by: cmc-dashboard

Anti sweating is a hot topic, even when the weather outside is chilly. At The Cosmetic Medicine Centre in Toowong, people from throughout Queensland come to us to address excessive sweating. We’re delighted to be able to share this statistic from the clinical psychology practice Shyness & Social Anxiety Australia, 

“97% of excessive perspiration cases can be treated, no matter how severe.” 

Understanding Hyperhidrosis

Everybody sweats. Sweat is a normal physical process by which the body cools itself. Some people, however, sweat constantly and profusely even when they are not exerting any energy. These people are suffering from a medical condition known as hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis is characterised by excessive sweating most frequently on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet and the armpits. Although it is does not present a challenge to good physical health, it can interfere with healthy social interaction. Some people with hyperhidrosis are so ashamed of their perspiration problem that rather than deal with the embarrassment of excess sweating they become reclusive.

4 Treatments for Excess Sweating

Antiperspirants help most people control underarm wetness. For some, however, antiperspirants can’t stop a flow of perspiration that is both embarrassing and debilitating.

For these people, the following anti-sweating therapies can be life changing.

  • Cosmetic Injectables – Not just for facial lines, cosmetic injectables/muscle relaxants block the release of a chemical that signals the sweat glands to activate.  Injectables are effective in the treatment of excessive underarm sweating, as well as in controlling excess perspiration on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. A series of injections is likely to be necessary, with results lasting for up to one year. 
  • Anticholinergic drugs – When other treatments fail, patients are sometimes treated with anticholinergic drugs. These drugs effectively block the activation of the sweat glands, but can be accompanied by side effects such as blurred vision, heart palpitations, and urinary problems. 
  • Surgery – In this major medical procedure, a surgeon may cut, scrape, suction out or sever the nerves that stimulate sweating in the effected area. This is a solution of last resort, recommended exclusively for people whose severe hyperhidrosis is not improved by other treatment options. 

If you or someone you know is troubled by excessive perspiration and you live in the Brisbane area, we invite you to contact The Cosmetic Medicine Centre today and learn more about anti-sweating therapy solutions.