“Muscle relaxants can help treat excessive sweating and the embarrassment that comes with it.”
Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis is a common condition that affects many people. This condition causes too much sweating even if the environment is not hot or you did not do any activity. If you have this medical condition, you may sweat so much that you need to change your shirt several times a day. You may also notice that sweat can drip off your hands. As a result, you may feel anxious and embarrassed. In worst cases, it can affect your daily activities as well as quality of life. If this condition has a negative impact on your life, you can schedule a consultation with Dr Anh in Perth.
Treatment options for hyperhidrosis condition
There are different treatments for excessive sweating. These include antiperspirant, nerve-blocking medications, surgery, and antidepressants. Although these treatments are effective, Dr Anh recommends muscle relaxants first. This non-surgical treatment can reduce the symptoms of excessive sweating with no downtime.
During the procedure, your surgeon will inject the muscle relaxant into the area. This in turn prevents the release of chemicals responsible for sweating. As a result, sweating in the treated area is significantly reduced.
How do muscle relaxants treat excessive sweating?
Your sweat glands regulate your body temperature by secreting water into your skin. This in turn removes heat through the process of evaporation. If your sweat glands develop an abnormal reaction to heat or stress, this produces too much sweat. In most cases, excessive sweating occurs in the hands, armpits, and feet. To treat this, muscle relaxants block the transmission of nerve signals in your skin. This in turn prevents the stimulation of your sweat glands. As a result, sweating is significantly reduced.
DO YOU SWEAT TOO MUCH?
Ask yourself these questions to determine if you sweat too much.
Would you say you sweat every day all day?
Do you avoid activities because of your sweating condition?
Would you say sweating affects your life significantly?
If you have answered yes to the above questions, then you may benefit from hyperhidrosis treatment in Perth with Dr Anh.
Your hyperhidrosis consultation
Dr Anh recommends visiting her clinic in Perth for your initial consultation. She will conduct a complete health assessment including your expectations and treatment goals. Also, she will try to make the process as comfortable as possible for you to understand the procedure.
Will hyperhidrosis treatment be painful?
Muscle relaxants are no more painful than normal needles. To prevent any discomfort, your surgeon will apply a numbing cream to the treatment area. Once the cream has taken effect, your surgeon will inject the muscle relaxant into your skin.
What about topical solutions?
Topical solutions are usually applied to your skin to treat excessive sweating. While they are effective, many of our patients prefer muscle relaxant treatment. The reason is that muscle relaxants are usually given every 3 months or more. This makes it more convenient than topical solutions that need to be applied daily.