Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, can be an embarrassing condition for many people. The most common areas where people experience excessive sweating are the underarms, hands, and feet.
At Skin Technique we have both permanent and temporary ways to treat excessive sweating and even the odour that can accompany as a result of the sweat.
What Is Excess Sweating?
Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is a condition that causes people to sweat more than is necessary. While it is normal to sweat when it is hot or during exercise, people with hyperhidrosis often sweat even when not in a situation that would normally trigger sweating. This can be extremely inconvenient and embarrassing, as well as cause skin irritation.
What Causes Excess Sweating?
There are two types of hyperhidrosis: primary and secondary. Primary hyperhidrosis is thought to be caused by overactive sweat glands, while secondary hyperhidrosis is typically a side effect of another condition, such as an infection or certain medications.
miraDry® uses thermal energy to treat excessive sweating and body odour of the underarms permanently. You can expect immediate and lasting results. Once the miraDry® treatment eliminates the sweat and odour glands, they’re gone for good. The treatment is clinically proven to have an average of 82% sweat reduction and 89% odour reduction.
As with any injectable procedure at our Vancouver clinic, it is important to have an experienced and skilled injector that can deliver desired results and manage the entire process from the initial consultation to the follow-up after your appointment.
Can hyperhidrosis be cured permanently?
The short answer is yes; hyperhidrosis can be cured permanently by miraDry®. The treatment works by delivering controlled microwave energy to the sweat glands, permanently eliminating them. This results in a significant reduction in sweating, and most patients see a noticeable difference after just one treatment.
While the results are not immediate, they are long-lasting and have no known side effects. In addition, the treatment is safe for all skin types and can be performed in an outpatient setting. If you are looking for a permanent solution to your hyperhidrosis, miraDry® may be right for you.
How Long Does Sweating Stop With Injectables?
While there are a number of treatments available for excessive sweating, one of the most popular is Botox. Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the sweat glands, which can reduce sweating by up to 95%. In most cases, the effects of botox will last for four to six months. However, some people may find that their sweat glands become less active over time, and they may only need botox treatments every few months. Botox provides an effective way to control excessive sweating for many people with hyperhidrosis.