Excessive Underarm Sweating Treatment
Excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, is a condition where the sufferer sweats more than normal, often at inappropriate times.
Sweating is the method by which the body regulates its temperature and most people produce about a litre of sweat per day. However, those with excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis can produce up to ten times that and it often causes great distress and even prevents sufferers from having a normal social and professional life. For this reason those suffering with the condition are always seeking treatment to stop excessive underarm sweating.
Dr Maria Gonzalez of the Specialist Skin Clinic in London and Cardiff has a great deal of experience in treating those with excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and is able to give patients advice and guidance on the different treatments available to stop excessive sweating.
There are specially designed antiperspirants available, containing aluminium chloride, which are usually prescribed first for excessive underarm sweating. Iontophoresis is another potential option for excessive sweating if the antiperspirants are ineffective in stopping excessive underarm sweating. This procedure involves a low voltage electrical current being passed through the problem area and some patients find this very effective, particularly for the hands and feet involved by excessive sweating.
One treatment that has proved very successful, and Dr Maria Gonzalez offers this to her Cardiff and London excessive sweating patients, is the use of botulinum toxin injections. This toxin has long been used to treat dynamic wrinkles and it works by temporarily paralysing the nerve. It is also very successful in treating excessive underarm sweating.
If injected into the underarm area it can block the nerves that supply the sweat glands and prevent the glands from producing sweat for a period of up to seven months so temporarily improving excessive under arm sweating.
Surgery is a long-term solution to excessive sweating and it involves either removing the sweat glands or dividing the nerves that supply the sweat glands. Many patients are reluctant to embark on the surgical route as they wish to avoid the associated risks and side effects that may be involved in treating excessive underarm sweating. So there has been much research into finding a safe, long-term solution to the problem of excessive sweating.
miraDry is an innovative and cutting-edge solution to excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and Dr Maria Gonzalez is one of the few clinics in London to offer the miraDry excessive sweating treatment. The Specialist Skin Clinic in Cardiff is currently the only centre outside of London that offers this treatment for excessive underarm sweating. – click here to learn more.
Dr Maria Gonzalez offers miraDry at two locations. For more information on miraDry for Excessive underarm sweating or the full range of skin treatments available at the Specialist Skin Clinic email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02920 617690.