Excessive sweating, medically known as hyperhidrosis, is a condition characterised by an abnormal and uncontrollable amount of perspiration beyond what is necessary for temperature regulation. It can affect various parts of the body, including the underarms, hands, feet, and face. This condition can be emotionally distressing, and impact a person’s daily life.
Hyperhidrosis can be categorised into two main types: primary and secondary. Primary hyperhidrosis is not associated with any underlying medical condition and tends to be localised in specific areas. It often begins in adolescence or early adulthood and can be exacerbated by emotional triggers or warm temperatures. Secondary hyperhidrosis, on the other hand, is caused by an underlying medical condition or medication side effect, and it can occur over the entire body.
The impact of excessive sweating on a person’s well-being can be significant. It can lead to social anxiety, embarrassment, and reduced self-confidence. Individuals with hyperhidrosis may avoid social situations, physical activities, or certain types of clothing to conceal their sweating. I
n severe cases, it can interfere with daily activities and even affect one’s professional life. In some cases the condition can also lead to physical discomfort and skin issues, such as fungal infections or skin irritation. Additionally, the constant moisture can contribute to an unpleasant odour.
Treatment options for hyperhidrosis often include topical antiperspirants and oral medications. However, affected people often seek further medical advice as the condition is usually on-going, and traditional antiperspirant products may not have the desired effect.
The product used in anti-wrinkle injections is also an effective treatment for excessive sweating, and is one that we use at Bank Medispa. Regular applications directly to the affected area(s) can help to stop the glands from producing sweat, significantly improving the quality of life for individuals struggling with this concern.