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Excessive sweating

Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is a common condition that many patients find uncomfortable or embarrassing. Thankfully, this condition is relatively easy to treat, using anti-wrinkle injections. The anti-wrinkle injections are injected into areas where the patient experiences excessive sweating, most commonly the underarms, hands, and feet. Anti-wrinkle injections work by blocking the messages between the nerves and the sweat glands, which are overactive in the case of people with hyperhidrosis. Anti-wrinkle injections can be life-changing for people with hyperhidrosis, enhancing confidence and vastly improving the patients’ quality of life.

 


 

Excessive sweating injections procedure

 

The treatment area will be cleaned using alcohol and chlorhexidine. Numbing cream may be applied. Nitrous oxide gas (happy gas) is available to our patients to make them as comfortable as possible. Dr Alex will inject the anti-wrinkle injections using a very fine needle. Gauze will be applied with pressure.

Dr Alex will continue to check-in with you during the procedure to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. Because the underarms, hands and feet are sensitive areas with lots of nerve endings, patients commonly experience some discomfort during the procedure. Rest assured that you will receive pain relief to ensure you are comfortable.

 

Pain relief

 

We always provide pain relief to our patients. We use a combination numbing cream, local anaesthetic injections, and happy gas. The pain relief used depends on the treatment, the area being treated, and the patients’ individual needs and preferences. Your comfort will always be prioritised by Dr Alex. Most patients experience some discomfort during the excessive sweating injections procedure.

 

Aftercare

 

We advise our patients to avoid wearing makeup for 4 hours after treatment, avoid strenuous exercise on the day of treatment, do not massage or rub the treatment area for 4 hours after treatment, and stay away from saunas, spas, and hot yoga for 48-hours post treatment.

In some cases bruising may occur around the treatment area, that can last up to one week. We provide our patients with a topical cream that is very effective in reducing bruising.

Excessive sweating injections do not take effect immediately and it generally takes about 4-weeks to see the full effect. Dr Alex will ask you to come back for a review around this time to ensure you are happy with the results and provide top-ups if needed.

In the event of any complications or concerns after the procedure, even after hours, Dr Alex will be available to discuss your concerns and provide advice, and offers a complimentary review if needed.

 

Questions?

 

If you have any questions about anti-wrinkle injections, please get in touch with us by email at info@facebydralex.com or by phone at 0466 898 839.