How to Stop Excessive Sweating
By: Jacob Thorold
January 10, 2023
Sweating is a regular occurrence, especially in the warmer weather. When doing exercise, this is a way for the body to keep itself cool. However, there are conditions where a person sweats more often than usual, and this can cause a lot of embarrassment.
Hyperhidrosis affects not just common areas like the armpits, but also the face, chest, hands, groin and the soles of the feet. It is not the same as normal sweating, and a person may want to find treatment, such as using toxins, to prevent or reduce it.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
This is a long-term condition that impacts between 1 and 2% of the population and is where a person sweats excessively. It doesn’t threaten the health of a person, but it can impact their confidence and make them less likely to want to go out because of the sweat showing through their clothes.
If a person suffers from hyperhidrosis, it usually impacts both sides of their body equally, meaning any treatment will be required for both sides. They can also suffer from anxiety and depression as a result of these symptoms and how they impact the person’s daily life.
What is excessive sweating defined as?
There are no strict guidelines concerning the definition of a normal level of sweat. However, hyperhidrosis may be diagnosed if it starts to affect a person’s daily life and routine. For example, a person may not take part in certain activities, such as exercise, to avoid the risk of their sweating getting worse.
Other examples of it interfering with life include:
- Becoming self-conscious and socially withdrawn because of the sweating
- Avoiding physical contact with other people, such as shaking hands
- Spending time to cope with the sweating, such as frequently cleaning the body to deal with body odour
- Planning clothing to wear based on what will make the sweat marks less visible
- Interfering with a person’s ability to do their job, such as using keyboards or holding tools
If a person is suffering from excessive sweating, there are treatments that they can use to try to help manage their condition. For example, there are lifestyle changes and medical treatments available for people wondering how to stop their hands from sweating, such as using Anhydrol Forte.
Excessive Sweating Treatment
How to help hyperhidrosis
There are things a person can do to reduce the impact hyperhidrosis has on their life. For example, changing their socks at least twice a day and alternating which shoes they wear can help, as can avoiding things that can trigger sweating, like alcohol and spicy food, and wearing loose clothing. Despite this, excessive sweating can still cause problems for those who suffer from it, and they may need medical help, such as being referred to a dermatologist. There are a range of treatments available, including botox for armpit sweat and Anhydrol Forte.
Designed to be a roll-on for excessive sweating, this solution contains aluminium chloride to clog the pores where the sweating occurs. Anhydrol Forte contains no fragrance and is a clear, colourless liquid to be applied before going to bed. In the morning, it should then be washed off, and should not be reapplied during the day.
A side effect of using Anhydrol Forte is it can sting when applied to the skin, but eventually, the number of times a person needs to apply it will reduce as they stop sweating during the day. Be aware that this treatment should only be used on small areas of the skin, such as the hands, armpits or feet, so it doesn’t cause health concerns by blocking the pores over a larger area.
A person does not need a prescription to buy this item. Whilst Revolve Medicare do not have Anhydrol Forte available, it is an over-the-counter medication and can be found in a range of pharmacies.
Botox Injections for Excessive Sweating
Using botox to stop sweating works by blocking the signals between the sweat glands and the brain. Botox is injected into the affected skin, with each session lasting for approximately 20-35 minutes, and the results can last up to 6 months. If necessary, the procedure can be done once more after this time period. For most people, between 15 and 20 injections are needed for this treatment to work.
Botox offers a solution to those wondering how to stop armpit sweat, but it can come with side effects. These include:
- Hot flushes
- Redness and itching where the botox is injected
- Body aches
- Muscle weakness around where the botox is injected
- Compensatory sweating, which is more sweating in another area of the body to make up for no longer sweating where the botox is injected
If a person uses botox for sweating, their medical professional will need to combine the botox powder with a water diluent before injecting it into the skin. Numbing cream can also be used to reduce the pain by applying it to the injection site before the procedure.
Revolve Medicare have a range of Allergan Toxins products available, including Botox 100 Unit Vials and Botox 50 Unit Vials, which you can use if a client wishes for treatment to combat excessive sweating.
If other types of treatment are not successful, surgery is also an option that people can use to help with hyperhidrosis. However, this is not guaranteed to work, so only those who find other treatments ineffective should consider surgery as a solution to this condition.
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that can seriously impact the lives of people who suffer from it, but there are treatments and lifestyle choices that can be made and used to help manage the symptoms. If you are wanting to learn how to help other people manage their excessive sweating, Revolve Medicare offers hyperhidrosis training, which will enable you to administer treatment professionally. We also have a variety of other aesthetics training available, such as dermal filler and mesotherapy training, so you can find the course that appeals to you.
If you want to help people with their aesthetic needs, apply for our training today!
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