EXCESSIVE SWEATING OR HYPERHIDROSIS

Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterised by excessive sweating. Both men and women can be affected and it tends to be noticed in the palms, soles, armpits and sometimes the face and scalp.

Hyperhidrosis can certainly be a very difficult condition to live with, it can be embarrassing and also increase risk of developing various skin infections and conditions. Above all it can significantly impact on work life, social life & lifestyle choices.

Although antiperspirants can provide some relief from moisture and odour, they are often not enough to control the continuous flow of sweat that hyperhidrosis sufferers experience.

People who do not sweat excessively but would like to reduce their sweating for whatever reason may also have this treatment.

TREATMENT

At Artisan we offer a simple anti-sweating treatment that dramatically reduces the amount of sweat produced so that you can live life without being self-conscious. The treatment involves a few tiny injections to the area of concern with the same substance that is used to control muscle spasms in medical conditions like cerebral palsy. The treatment itself only takes a matter of minutes to complete with no fuss or down time.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The injectable substance works to temporarily block the neurotransmitters that stimulate sweat production. The sweat glands are then unable to produce the same excessive amount of sweat in the treated area.

WHEN WILL I NOTICE RESULTS?

An improvement may be noticed within a few days after treatment though full effects are usually noticeable after 2 weeks. Some patients experience no perspiration at all in the treated area while others experience a dramatic reduction in the amount of sweat produced.

WHO WILL PERFORM MY TREATMENT?

At Artisan you will only ever receive treatment from a qualified medical professional.

HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?

The effects are shown to last an average of just under 8 months. You may schedule future sessions with your practitioner as needed.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OR DOWN TIME?

There is no downtime or any long term side effects associated with this treatment. Short term side effects are minimal but can include temporary swelling, redness, tenderness or bruising at the treatment site. Consult with your Artisan clinician for full details about possible side effects and benefits of treatment.