Do you wish to put an absolute end to your excessive sweating problem?
Here are the best methods to treat hyperhidrosis, giving you immediate results.
This is a medical treatment designed to cure excessive sweating on your hands and feet. This is sometimes used to treat armpits too, however it is usually more ineffective.
Iontophoresis involves passing a weak and harmless electric current through a wet pad. This disables the sweat glands from producing sweat.
The procedure begins by having the patient’s hands and/or feet on a wet pad or in a bowl of water. Then a weak electric current is passed through the wet pad or water. If you are having your underarms treated, a wet rod-shaped pad is placed in between your underarms and a light electric current is passed through the pad.
This procedure is not painful; however the electrical current may cause a mild, temporary discomfort and irritation on your skin.
To complete the treatment, you will need to have two to four sessions of iontophoresis per week, with each session lasting about 20 minutes. Normally, you will notice a significant difference after two weeks of treatment. Later, you would continue this treatment at wider intervals, depending on the improvements.
The result of iontophoresis is often very positive; its very effective. The only downside of this treatment is that you will need to visit your clinic quite regularly to receive the treatment.
You may purchase your own iontophoresis kit that you can use at home. The prices ranges between $650-1000.
If you wish to own a iontophoresis kit, visit this link. It is a great example of the kits that are available in the market. Also, it gives you a very detailed insight into the product, as well as reviews.
2) Botulinum Toxin Injections
In areas of the skin where it shows signs of hyperhidrosis, botulinum toxin is injected. This stops the signals from the brain from reaching the sweat glands, therefore it would reduce or prevent sweating.
In the procedure, an average of 15 injections are given in the affected areas. One procedure takes about 30 minutes.
However, the effect of the injection is not permanent: it usually lasts for 6-8 months. Once the effect is worn out, the treatment is repeated if necessary.
Potential side effects of this treatment are:
- muscle weakness around the injected areas
- headaches, nausea and hot flushes after the injections
- other parts of your body sweating more to compensate for the treated area (also known as ‘compensatory sweating’)
- pain, itching or redness on the injected areas.
Luckily, these side effects are mostly temporary and fade away very quickly.
The price of this treatment depends on the areas of the body that is being treated. Forehead treatment roughly costs $180, and treating both underarms could cost up to $560.
In this link, you can find very helpful videos, showing you the process of the Botulinum Toxin treatment. Additionally, the website allows you to register with a physician to get direct help.
For much detailed information on Botulinum Toxin Treatment, visit www.sweathelp.org.
3) My Antiperspirant
One of the most efficient ways to cure hyperhidrosis is to use the best antiperspirant in the market that will permanently reduce your sweating over a period of time. I have written a full review of this product and I would recommend that you see it for yourself in the link below.
It’s incredibly cheap, and it comes with 8 antiperspirant wipes. Each usage of the wipe gives you the next 7 days without any sweat. That gives you the next 8 weeks sweat-free!
I have also provided ways to purchase them with discount!
See this link for the antiperspirant: www.underarmsweatpad.com
4) Eliminating Sweat Glands
One of the ways to banish hyperhidrosis is to remove or destroy the sweat glands. This procedure is usually to treat underarms.
There are three ways of this treatment:
- A small incision is made on the skin and a laser device is placed inside. The laser destroys the sweat glands.
- An incision is made in which the surgeon carefully scrapes away or cuts out the sweat glands.
- Without making any incisions, an electromagnetic probe is held above the skin and it emits radiation that eliminates the sweat glands.
Prior to carrying out these procedures, a local anesthetic is given. This means that while you are fully conscious, the area around the affected parts of the skin will be numb.
Sweating will significantly reduce after these treatments. Sometime it can also result in a permanent effect against hyperhidrosis. However, these procedures are not 100% guaranteed to work for everyone.
A company named miraDry® offers the treatment using the electromagnetic probe to destroy sweat glands as well as odor glands. Please see this link to see what it is about.
5) Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS)
This method is most widely used to treat hyperhidrosis. It is a treatment for excessive sweating in the underarms or the palms.
Tiny incisions are made in the side of the chest and the nerves that controls sweating in the hyperhidrosis-affected areas are cut or clipped. As a result, nerve signals can no longer reach the sweat glands. General anesthetic is given prior to this procedure.
You must know these 3 things before undergoing ETS:
- ETS commonly triggers excessive compensatory sweating. Some patients even regret having the procedure because of this!
- This procedure does not always reduce sweating!
- ETS has a risk of serious complications (see below).
Due to these risks, it is recommended that only people with severe hyperhidrosis which failed to respond positively to other treatments should undergo ETS.
The side effects and complications of ETS are:
- Gustatory Sweating – sweating of the face and neck after a meal. Statistically, half of people who undergoes ETS have this side effect.
- Pneumothorax – Chest pain and breathing difficulities due to air becoming trapped inside the chest.
- Horner’s Syndrome – Damaged nervous system, causing the upper eyelid on one side of the body to droop. This could be irreversible…
- Bleeding into the chest during surgery.
This is why I decided to place ETS at the end of this article! Sure, it could be the solution but there are many people who have been through this and ended up with a negative result. For example… See this article; he would “never recommend it”.
This person in the video below, clearly regrets it…
Written by Dr. Hans
King’s College London (MD), Dermatology