Hyperhidrosis is a condition that is characterised by abnormal sweating or perspiration that is not necessarily related to heat or excessive activities. Hyperhidrosis can affect a person’s quality of life emotionally, occupationally and socially, as it can cause discomfort, embarassment and trouble to work and enjoy recreational activites.
Hyperhidrosis needs to be investigated by a doctor to see if there can be any underlying medical problems causing this as there are two types of hyperhidrosis; primary hyperhidrosis (the more common type) and secondary hyperhidrosis. By understanding and identifying the type of hyperhidrosis, our cosmetic doctor can then discuss a management plan with you.
One of the most commonly used treatment for primary hyperhidrosis is injections with anti-wrinkle product, which is also anti-sweating. This is especially effective for face, scalp and underarms. It can also be used to treat excessive sweating in palms and feet, but can be very painful and may require some form of sedation or anaesthetic. Target areas include the following:
- Palms and feet
Our cosmetic physician will have a face-to-face consultation with you where you can discuss your concerns or questions about the treatment.
A starch-iodine test will then be performed prior to treatment. This test will help our doctor to determine the areas where you most experience excessive sweating in. We highly recommend that you come for treatment with clothing that will make the procedure easier and less staining incidents, e.g., sleeveless for excessive sweating in armpits treatment.
Please advise our cosmetic physician before treatment if you are regularly taking anti-coagulation therapy, blood-thinning medication (e.g. aspirin) or have any auto-immune skin condition.
A series of anti-wrinkle product, which are also anti-sweating, will be injected to targeted area by our cosmetic physician using a very fine needle. Local anaesthetic cream may be used to make the treatment as painless as possible (pain level may vary depending on individual and treatment areas).
No downtime and instant recovery. Treatment takes approximately 30 – 45 minutes.
You will notice improvement within 4 weeks after treatment.
You may experience temporary muscle weakness in the treated area.
Results averagely last for 8 months (may vary from patient to patient). For maintenance, treatment is recommended twice a year.
Treatment is not be suitable if you are:
- Have allergic reaction to product ingredients.
- Have nervous system disorder such as Eaton Lambert Syndrome or Myasthenia Gravis.
Contact us if you are unsure.
- Avoid touching treated areas for at least four hours, strenuous exercise/activity and heat for 24 hours.