What Is The Best Treatment For Excessive Sweating?

Last Updated : January 1, 2021

Excessive sweating can be an annoying, embarrassing, and frustrating issue to live with. Sweating in general can make us feel unhygienic, self-aware, and uncomfortable in our own bodies. 

Sweating is a normal bodily function but some people, both men and women alike, can develop excessive sweating conditions. 

However, there are treatments to help prevent excessive sweating: this common disorder can easily be blocked with anti-wrinkle injections. 

If you suffer from excessive sweating, take a look at this guide on why excessive sweating happens, and how you can get the right treatment to help.


What is excessive sweating?

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is quite a common disorder which causes a lot of stress and discomfort for people suffering with it. It is a disorder that causes a person to sweat a lot more than what is needed to regulate their body’s temperature. 

There’s no exact guideline for what ‘normal sweating’ is but if you feel as though you’re sweating so much that it affects your daily activities, social life, and general happiness then you could possibly have hyperhidrosis. 

Hyperhidrosis isn’t usually a serious threat to somebody’s health but it can be a bit embarrassing and can cause distress and discomfort. 


What can you do to treat excessive sweating?

The most effective way of treating excessive sweating is with Botox. 

Botox treatments work by blocking the release of certain chemicals that cause muscle contractions. This helps block the contraction and stimulation of the sweat glands. 

This treatment helps reduce sweating dramatically and makes patients feel a lot better about their bodies.

How does Botox treatment stop excessive sweating?

This is what happens when we sweat:

  • Through nerve endings, the brain sends signals to the sweat glands in the skin
  • The neurotransmitter acetylcholine behaves like a trigger
  • This starts up the sweat glands
  • Usually, these nerve endings respond to stressors like:
    • Raised body temperature
    • Emotional stress

With hyperhidrosis, the nervous system over-stimulates the glands responsible for sweating.

The ingredient that’s used in the treatment for excessive sweating is used to ‘freeze’ muscles. This helps stop the over sweating and allows your body to sweat at a manageable amount. 


How long does excessive sweating treatment last?

The treatment usually lasts for 6-8 months before you have to get a top-up injection. The injections are usually given directly into the underarm. 

There are about 15-20 injections for each treatment but with anaesthetic it’s virtually painless. 


What’s the aftercare like for excessive sweating treatments?

Aftercare is a necessary part of any treatment regardless of whether or not it’s a surgical procedure. 

At Auralia, we give high-quality aftercare to all of our patients. Our highly trained doctors and medical team are there for you at all times and are available to answer any questions or concerns you might have. 


Frequently asked questions about excessive sweating

Here are a few frequently asked questions about the treatment of excessive sweating. If the answer to your question isn’t here don’t worry, feel free to get in contact with us today we’d be happy to answer it for you. 

How long will it take to start working?

The treatment usually takes a couple of days to start working and you’ll notice a small improvement in your sweating after a day or two. The full effect of the treatment is more noticeable after 3-7 days. 

Is the procedure painful?

You might feel some discomfort during and after the injection. Your doctor will use a fine needle and anaesthesia to reduce the pain you feel during the procedure.

Can you go back to work after the treatment?

You can go back to work straight after the procedure. 

Can you do exercise after the procedure?

It’s suggested that you avoid exercising for about a day or two. 

Can you put on makeup after excessive sweating treatment?

It’s best to discuss this with your doctor at the time but many patients do wear makeup after their procedure is done. 

Are there any side effects of getting the Botox injections?

A few patients have experienced slight bruising and bleeding after the treatment but your doctor will advise you on how you can minimise this. 

We hope you’ve found what you were looking for with our guide on treatments for excessive sweating. 


If you’ve got any questions about the treatment or about hyperhidrosis then get in contact today. 

Book your free consultation today. 

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