Sweating is a perfectly normal body function. It is essential for proper functioning of our body organs because it helps body to maintain its normal temperature. But sweating excessively is obviously bad. It causes an unpleasing odor especially in summer and in acute cases it may lead to dehydration. It may have disastrous effects on your personal and professional life because, for sure, no one likes a man who stinks!
Hyperhidrosis is the term used to describe excessive sweating which is characterized by excessive uncontrolled sweating in underarms, hands, feet and face or the whole body due to overactive sweat glands. Excessive sweating, clinically known as hyperhidrosis, can have disastrous effects in an individual’s personal and professional life.
Hyperhidrosis is not a dangerous disorder rather it is characterized as unpleasant and inconvenient condition. People who sweat excessively have to wash their face, hands and feet more frequently, have to use deodorants and antiperspirants repeatedly and have to be a degree more careful towards their hygiene and cleanliness. It may cause infection as well.
You must go for a checkup if you think that you sweat more than you need. Your doctor will diagnose the disorder after checking your medical history and taking a physical exam. Minor test and gravimetry are two tests that are frequently used to diagnose the disorder.
While deodorants and body sprays help you to get rid of bad odor caused by excessive sweating, they do not treat the underlying cause, the overactive sweat glands.
Laser Hyperhidrosis treatment is a relatively newer cure that has successfully replaced topical treatments as well as injection therapies like Botox Treatment for hyperhidrosis. Botox paralyzes nerve that stimulates sweat glands to secrete excessive amount of sweat. It is an easy treatment that offers quick results as well. But it has some potential side effects and complications associated that deter people. And another notable downside of Botox injections for excessive sweating is that they offer highly temporary results. You will have to get the procedure repeated every 8 to 12 weeks to maintain its results.
Side Effects of Botox treatment for Excessive Sweating
However, some possible side effects of Botox treatment for excessive sweating are:
- Pain and redness at injection site
- Flu like symptoms
You may feel amazed on knowing that Laser Hyperhidrosis treatment is an excellent procedure for excessive, uncontrolled sweating in any part of the body. Many have known lasers for hair removal and other cosmetic procedures only. But for your surprise lasers can also be used to control sweat drips. Effects of laser treatment are local. This means sweat glands in other parts of the body will continue producing normal amount of sweat and this will not overload your kidneys.
How Laser treatment for hyperhidrosis?
The procedure is pretty simple and quick. The surgeon starts with iodine test to locate overactive sweat glands. The next step is making a very small incision in the area to be treated. From this incision a cannula with a small laser device attached at its tip is inserted underneath the skin. Nd:Yag laser of a very specific wavelength is then fired at the sweat glands to destroy them. The laser beams only target sweat glands while leaving the nearby skin and tissues intact. Treated glands are then removed from their place using a grating cannula. The incision that was created initially is bandaged carefully and you are free to go back home.
Laser treatment also offers instant reduction in sweating. Feel free to ask if you have any query about the treatment, else come and get your overactive sweat glands treated with lasers. For free online consultation, fill the form below.