The excessive sweating in the armpits, also called underarm hyperhidrosis, is a problem that can be caused from the discomfort of sweat running down the sides, to the embarrassment of obvious sweat stains, to the fear of being caught, uncontrollable underarm sweating can feel like it’s ruining the sufferer’s life.
But there are good news. There is a safe and excellent treatment for excessive underarm sweating. The treatment consists of applying a cosmetic medication to the skin of the armpits through small injections to treat the problem of excessive sweating.
This drug works by preventing the sweat glands from producing too much sweat. Treatment is usually necessary every four to six months as the nerves regenerate. However, over time, patients may go longer between treatments.
The injections are generally well tolerated by patients, and the treatment is very effective and fast. The procedure usually takes approximately 30 minutes. It is also a painless procedure, as an anesthetic cream is applied to the treatment area prior to the injections.
Treatment for underarm hyperhidrosis offers many benefits. Among the main ones are:
One of the main benefits of underarm hyperhidrosis treatment is that you will start to see results quickly once you have gone through the procedure. The usual time is two to seven days and the amount of sweating should reduce. In addition, the results are long-lasting.
Injections for the treatment of underarm hyperhidrosis are a non-invasive procedure that does not require any surgery. The drug is injected with a very fine needle into the sweat glands and paralyzes them, thus blocking the nerve signals. This means that you can continue with your daily routine after treatment and no recovery time is needed.
Excessive sweating is the type of condition that can affect your mental health in public spaces. If you get stressed, the condition could worsen, causing your clothes to be soaked. However, with underarm hyperhidrosis treatment you can stop excessive sweating dry and not have to worry about it.
When thinking of excessive sweating, it is natural to assume that it might be limited to the armpits. However, this condition occurs in many areas of the body, and if it occurs in more than one location, it can be especially frustrating. The good news is that the treatment is versatile, addressing hyperhidrosis in the feet, hands, neck and other areas.
Treatment for underarm hyperhidrosis is among the safest procedures in the cosmetic industry. If you decide to have the procedure done, you should make sure it is performed by an expert, so you know you are in the right hands.
Post-treatment care for excessive sweating is minimal. After the injections, downtime is minimal and the area heals quickly. Normal activities can be resumed immediately after the procedure.
For 12 hours after the procedure, patients should avoid applying anything to the armpits, including deodorant. Patients should also avoid strenuous exercise and extreme heat for about 48 hours, including hot tubs, steam rooms and saunas.
Treatment for underarm hyperhidrosis is not recommended for pregnant women or nursing mothers. It is also not suitable for people with muscular or nervous disorders or who are taking medication for nervous or muscular problems.
If you would like to know your suitability for this treatment, it is recommended that you
book a consultation at Clínica Rigo in Tarragona. During the consultation we will evaluate your case to determine if the treatment is right for you.
The effects of treatment for underarm hyperhidrosis can be long lasting. However, each person breaks down the drug in his or her body differently, so the duration and effectiveness of results may vary.
Results usually take one to two weeks to appear. Patients will experience dry underarms for about three to six months after receiving the injections. Patients should follow up with routine treatments if they want to maintain the effects in the armpits.
Keep in mind that factors such as exercise or stress can accelerate the body's metabolic response to the drug, which can also cause the results to disappear more quickly.
This treatment has very few side effects. The most common side effects are localized pain or bruising at the injection site. All these effects disappear within a couple of hours after treatment.
Rare and less common side effects are headaches, flu-like symptoms or muscle weakness in the body.
You can start preparing for a future free of hyperhidrosis by booking a consultation at Clinica Rigo in Tarragona.
We have a team of professionals that focuses on exceptional medical care and on enhancing the beauty of our patients.
We offer an unparalleled treatment to combat underarm hyperhidrosis with real results. We use cutting-edge technologies and the finest medical-grade ingredients, and each treatment is tailored to your specific needs to help you reach your goals quickly.
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