How does Sweating affect us?
Some of us sweat excessively, beyond what may be considered normal. It is a medical condition called hyperhidrosis. It impacts on the clothes you can wear and the type of activities you can undertake. In some cases, excessive sweating can begin to erode self-esteem and even create self-doubt.
Excessive sweating may occur all over the body but more typically is reported as affecting the armpits, hands, feet, forehead and upper lip. Excessive sweating in the armpits is medically known as axillary hyperhidrosis and is generally the main concern.
What treatments are available for Sweating?
Anti Wrinkle Muscle Relaxant injections are very effective at reducing excessive armpit sweating, minimising perspiration by up to 90 percent.
Anti Wrinkle injections can also treat excessive sweating from your hands and feet, but these are less effective than when treating armpit sweating. When addressing your forehead and upper lip sweating, it is important that an appropriate cosmetic outcome is also achieved.
With her background in general practice and a decade of experience working in dermatology, Dr. Jodie can also explore with you other treatments for hyperhidrosis, such as medical grade anti-perspirants, oral medications that reduce sweating, and devices that deliver electromagnetic energy, as well as surgery.
What is involved in Sweating treatments with Dr. Jodie in Melbourne?
To treat armpit sweating, the most common complaint, Dr. Jodie will use a fine needle to inject small amounts of Anti Wrinkle Muscle Relaxants into many sites in your armpit in a grid like pattern, focusing product where sweating is worse. Ice is used prior to your injections to numb the armpit to ensure you are comfortable throughout. The procedure takes around 15 minutes and should dramatically the reduce sweating over the next 2 to 3 weeks. Results can last for 6 to 9 months, but vary between individuals, with women tending to experience longer lasting effects than men.
A similar approach is taken with hyperhidrosis treatment of your hands and feet, however, additional anaesthesia is required as these are very sensitive areas. A 70 percent glycolic acid peel (to increase absorption of local anaesthetic) followed by 60 minutes of numbing cream is necessary prior to injections.
Tailored Treatment of Sweating with Dr. Jodie in Melbourne
Whatever body part you are treating for excessive sweating, Dr. Jodie can tailor your hyperhidrosis treatment to meet your individual needs. Sweating doesn’t always happen in a symmetrical manner (especially armpits, but also hands) and dose requirements may vary between individuals depending on genetics, gender and the surface area affected. These are all aspects of care Dr. Jodie is highly experienced in managing. Most importantly, she will ensure that your body part being treated for hyperhidrosis does not suffer from a loss of function from Anti Wrinkle injections, such as hand weakness for treatment of sweaty palms. When it comes to treatment of facial sweating, you can also feel confident Dr. Jodie will always achieve an aesthetically pleasing result, not just a reduction in sweating.
Trust Dr. Jodie to Deliver Effective Hyperhidrosis Treatments in Melbourne
Anti Wrinkle injections can deliver effective reductions in hyperhidrosis, but must be administered by an experienced clinician to ensure proper function and aesthetics are maintained. You can trust Dr. Jodie to deliver your treatments for excessive sweating in just the right way. She is a national clinical trainer for one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers of cosmetic injectable products, educating other doctors and specialists in Anti Wrinkle treatments. She has worked alongside leading dermatologists in Melbourne for over a decade, with extensive knowledge of hyperhidrosis treatments. With a background in family medicine, Dr. Jodie will always take a holistic approach to your care.