Excessive Sweating Treatment in Glasgow & Edinburgh
Underarm excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis is a common problem for men and women and is estimated to affect 1-2% of the UK population.
If you have ever suffered with anxiety and then had sweaty armpits at an occasion where it was so embarrassing you spent most of the time trying to dry the sweat in the toilets or outside then you will know how upsetting this can be. People who suffer with over sweating suffer from the condition most days in winter as well as the summer. Often there is no body odour but just a damp patch that shows up and gets worse the more you think about it.
The symptoms of excessive sweating can cause real embarrassment, leaving very visible wet patches on clothing, sometimes with an unpleasant odour. This can affect your day to day living to such an extent that patients are desperate to find a cure at all costs.
The cause of excessive sweating in armpit areas is not really known, although it is thought to run in families. Our patients have already tried deodorants, antiperspirants and other sweating products before coming to us to try out injection treatments.
At Pure Cosmetic Clinic we have two different treatments for underarm sweating,
- Injections for temporary Sweat reduction
- Permanent Laser Sweat Ablation
Injections for hyperhidrosis offer patients a treatment that is safe and relatively long lasting. Unfortunately even with the media interest in Botox over the last decade relatively few people with this condition know that there is such an amazing treatment that can really change their lives. The commonest areas for severe sweating are underarms (armpits), face, groin, hands and feet.
Results last for 5-6 months. Patients really do think this is the best treatment ever, giving them new confidence in their professional and social lives.
- The area of maximum sweating is marked on the skin by performing an iodine and starch test
- Local anaesthetic is used to completely numb the area
- 2 small incisions - typically about 5mm long, are made and the dermis is separated from the subcutaneous fat
- The laser fibre is put into this area and the laser is fired at the underside of the dermis, destroying the eccrine glands. As these glands lie deep in the dermis, they are easily reached by approaching them from below.
- The dead glands are removed by suction curretage - literally scraping the underside of the dermis and sucking out the tissue that is scraped off the underside of the dermis.
- Long acting local anaesthetic is placed along with compression dressings to push the skin back into place on the sub-coetaneous fat. A compression waistcoat holds this in place for 2 - 3 days after the operation.
To enquire now about Excessive Sweating Treatment in Glasgow, Edinburgh or London call 0845 277 0989 for more information or send us an Online Enquiry.