Underarm Hyperhidrosis Injections

Underarm Hyperhidrosis Injections at a Glance

Best Results 1 - 2
Duration of Results 3 - 4 months
Treatment Recovery 1 - 2 days
Risks & Complications Low
Anaesthetic Ice
Procedure Time 30 - 45 mins
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Injections can also be used to treat excessive palmar sweating also known as palmar hyperhidrosis

Frequently Asked Questions

Injections for underarm hyperhidrosis treatments are available in Johannesburg at FourwaysParkhurstMorningside, BedfordviewWest Rand, Waterfall and Illovo as well as in Pretoria at Brooklyn and Irene and in the Western Cape at Cape QuarterClaremontConstantiaStellenboschWillowbridgePaarl, and in KwaZulu-Natal at BallitoDurban & Umhlanga.

Axillary Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating in the armpit of a person. This condition involves extreme dripping sweat in the armpits, which is almost totally resistant to all the types of deodorants and other odour controlling medication.

Sweating is necessary for our body as it maintains core body temperature. The human body has 4 million sweat glands distributed on all areas of the skin, with higher concentrations found on the palms, soles, axillae and face.

Sweating has both thermoregulatory and emotional variants.

Axillary Hyperhidrosis is a medical problem that involves more sweating than what is required by our body. Axillary Hyperhidrosis is caused by overactivity of the sweat glands and is present in 1 % of the population and a family history is present in 30 to 50 % of patients suggesting a genetic component.

Axillary Hyperhidrosis and is triggered by:

  • exercise,
  • heat or cold, alcohol, coffee, tea, smoking , hot or spicy food,
  • stress, anxiety, strong emotions
  • certain times of the day.

Social and functional working of the person is directly affected by Axillary Hyperhidrosis and can create anxiety and depression in the person suffering from it. The condition generally starts in adolescence; Hyperhydrosis is divided into primary or secondary hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhydrosis is usually generalized and often has all underlying pathological eatiology.

Injections are used for excessive underarm perspiration also known as Axillary hyperhidrosis. The injections are given by micro injection into the skin, a procedure that takes approximately 10 mins to perform.

When small doses are given into the skin, the injections block the actions of the nerve that supplies the eccrine glands: this prevents the glands from producing sweat. The effects of the treatment usually last for several months but will eventually wear off.

In Office treatments: At Skin Renewal, hundreds of patients have been successfully treated for Axillary Hyperhidrosis with injections, a simple and effective treatment for excessive sweating. The procedure takes

  • 5 to 10 minutes to do,
  • is relatively painless,
  • involves a few injections into the underarm skin where the sweating is greatest to block the action of nerves that supply the sweat glands, and stop the glands from producing sweat.
  • These results can last from 6 to 9 months.

People with hyperhidrosis produce large volumes of sweat which means that the hands, feet, chest or armpits may be constantly damp. This may make normal every day activities more difficult to carry out and it can cause embarrassment at work or socially especially if one has give presentations where one constantly have to lift one's arms.

Underarm injections have also been approved by the FDA for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis and has been safely used in all skin types. They cannot be used in pregnant or nursing females.

If there is excessive sweating of at least 6 months duration with at least two of the following characteristics then primary Hyperhydrosis is present and this can be treated with Injections.

  • Bilateral and relatively symmetrical sweating?
  • Impairs daily activity?
  • At least one episode per week?
  • Onset before the age of 25 years?
  • Positive family history?
  • Cessation of sweating during sleep?

2 Reviews (average: 5 out of 5)

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Review -Successful Underarm Sweating Treatment!
Reviewed on 17 February 2015 by Nolan Rossouw

My experience with Skin & Body Renewal Cape Quarter has been top notch from start to finish. The staff are all very friendly and provide a high standard of service. The treatment for my axillary hyperhidrosis was a great success! I would comfortably recommend Skin & Body Renewal to anyone who is interested in their services.

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