Excessive Sweating Treatment For Men
Treatment of Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) with Botox
Hyperhidrosis is a disorder characterised by excessive sweating that occurs in up to 1% of the population and is more predominant in men.
Although excessive sweating is more prevalent in men, we also provide hyperhidrosis treeatment for women.
The excessive sweating can occur in the palms of the hands, in the armpits or in the feet (on the soles or in between the toes).
It can be extremely disconcerting and make one self-conscious especially in intimate situations and anxious moments. Excessive sweating is very embarrassing on both a social and professional level.
Primary Hyperhidrosis usually begins early during puberty, and then persists for the rest of the person’s life.
Secondary Hyperhidrosis is usually caused by an underlying health condition such as psychiatric disorders, endocrine treatment for malignant disease, obesity, endocrine disorders such as hyperthyroidism.
If you suffer from excessive sweating, you may be experiencing the following:
- Being self-conscious
- Irritated skin – fungal or bacterial problems are common in people who suffer with hyperhidrosis
- Depression and anxiety
- The condition taking up large parts of your day. Changing clothes, washing multiple times etc.
The Excessive Sweating Treatment
Botulinum toxin has been found to give extremely effective relief from this embarrassing condition. Also known as Botox, Botulinum toxin has become the excessive sweating treatment of choice for a number of conditions including excessive sweating. It is injected into the affected area in order to prevent the sweat glands from overproducing sweat.
Topical medications, oral medications, iontophoresis, and surgery have not proven to be very effective in the majority of patients suffering from Hyperhidrosis.
Botox is a prescription only medicine and would only be prescribed following a consultation.
The Excessive Sweating Procedure
The area to be treated is made numb with an anaesthetic cream and then injections are performed using a very small needle, which is the same size as an acupuncture needle.
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Will my consultation be with a surgeon?
All consultations take place with a surgeon. We believe that only a surgeon can help and advise you on the best procedure to achieve the results you would like.
During your initial consultation, we will ask you about the results you are looking for and explain the procedure so that you understand every stage of the process. The most important thing is that you feel completely at ease in our care and fully aware of the procedure and the resulting enhancement.
Are your consultations free?
All of our consultations are free with no obligation. You will be provided with advice and information relevant to achieve the results you desire. After consulting with our consultant you can have the treatment on the day of your appointment.
What happens after Excessive Sweating Treatment?
After the injections, the skin may appear slightly bruised. Normal activities may be resumed after about an hour or so. In approximately 3 to 5 days after the injections, a decrease of sweating in the treated areas will be noted. The effects usually last for approximately 6 to 9 months.
Follow up injections may be needed to achieve the desired effect but this will be discussed with you during your free consultation.
Why do men suffer with hyperhidrosis more than women?
While it has been proven in many studies that men sweat more efficiently than women by producing more sweat per gland, the direct cause is still not fully understood.
The male hormone, testosterone, may play a part in why men sweat more than women. Up until puberty, both genders sweat similarly yet it’s only after puberty that men start to sweat more which coincides with an increase in testosterone.
Studies in both men and women have shown that specific genes also have a hand in hyperhidrosis
How many people suffer with excessive sweating?
The International Hyperhidrosis Association claims that approximately 2.8 percent of the US population suffers from excessive sweating. It’s a condition that affects millions of people, the majority of whom will be men.