Heavy sweating – or Hyperhidrosis – is a very common yet distressing physical condition that greatly impacts the life of both genders, but the good news is that Hyperhidrosis Treatment offers some effective ways to treat it.
Also called perspiration, sweating is the body’s way of regulating its temperature when exposed to heat and may accompany or follow physical activity, episodes of anger, nervousness, anxiety, fear and elevated stress. Although sweating in normal amounts is an essential process, perspiring to such an extent that it turns into a bothersome daily problem that limits the sufferer’s activities, wardrobe and confidence is a disorder that requires medical treatment.
At Cosmetic Derma Medicine, we provide our patients with the most proven and advanced Hyperhidrosis Treatment options, achieving favorable outcomes in the fight against this common disorder which produces a lot of unhappiness for an estimated 3% of the population.
Hyperhidrosis is divided into two categories:
Further, it is also classified into two types:
First-line-of-defense approaches to controlling heavy sweating using Deodorants and Antiperspirants, often have no substantial results. Older treatments, such as Iontophoresis, Surgical removal of sweat glands and Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy have been abandoned, as they offered no real solution to Hyperhidrosis.
We are pleased to provide long-lasting and minimally invasive treatments that target the cause of heavy perspiration, simply and effectively.
Hyperhidrosis Treatment results, although impressive, are highly dependent on the Pathophysiology of Hyperhidrosis and treatment method. In any case, patients get complete relief from annoying excess perspiration, while leaving the natural process of sweating unaffected.
Prior to treatment, the areas are mapped with Minor’s Starch-Iodine Test. In order to evaluate the intensity of sweating, an iodine solution 5% is applied to the sufferer’s skin and allowed to air-dry. Once dry, the area is dusted with cornstarch powder. 5 minutes later, the presence of sweat will cause the mixture to turn dark blue-purple in color, allowing sweat production to be observed and evaluated.
The Laser Hyperhidrosis Treatment procedure is simple, painless and proven effective. Prior to treatment, the areas are mapped with Minor’s Starch-Iodine Test and outlined with a marker. After a local anesthetic is infused into the armpits, a microfiber penetrates the subcutaneous tissue and inactivates the axillary sweat glands without affecting surrounding tissues. Laser Smartlipo is approximately 85% effective in treating axillary Hyperhidrosis, while a double-session therapy may be enough to fully achieve Hyperhidrosis elimination.
The entire process is a doctor’s office-based procedure, exclusively performed by a Dermatologist.
Hyperhidrosis Treatment with Neurotoxin Injections is ideal for treating all types of heavy sweating, especially for Palmar and Plantar Hyperhidrosis, as well as Facial and Axillary sweating. Prior to treatment, the areas are mapped with Minor’s Starch-Iodine Test and outlined with a marker. Then, small amounts of Neurotoxin are injected intra-dermally into the affected areas. While it is approximately 90-95% effective in treating excessive sweating, Neurotoxin does not cure Hyperhidrosis. The effect lasts about 6 months, although there have been noted more prolonged effects after several applications. In Palmar Hyperhidrosis, the duration of action ranges from 5-8 months.