Everybody sweats. Sweating is a necessary and normal human biological function, it helps us to maintain body temperature by cooling us down. But at what point do we say it’s dysfunctional?

Axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating, occurs when too much sweat is produced and symptoms cause discomfort and embarrassment, impacting normal activities. Axillary hyperhidrosis is referred to as focal excessive sweating as it affects a specific area – under the arms.

What Causes Axillary Hyperhidrosis?

In the majority of cases, the condition starts during the teenage years and has no apparent cause. Excessive sweating that is more generalised (affects the entire body) is referred to as secondary hyperhidrosis and is due to underlying health concerns such as obesity, hormonal changes, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, anxiety and heart disease.

For some people, the symptoms are so severe that it impacts their everyday lives, their choices, self-esteem and psychological well-being.

 

Treatment Options

When underarm sweating is causing discomfort, loss of confidence and unhappiness, a solution should be sought. The use of antiperspirants are usually the first defence against underarm sweating, with limited success. Alternative “natural remedies” include armpit shields and wearing loose-fitting, natural fibre clothing.

In 2004, Botulinum Toxin A injections were approved by the FDA, and although considered effective, treatment needs to be ongoing to maintain results. To help permanently reduce excessive underarm sweating, Microneedling RF treatment can be considered.

 

Microneedling RF

Microneedling RF combines radio frequency and micro needles to precisely deliver energy into the deeper layers of the skin, creating heat and activating a process called fractionated denaturing.

Microneedling RF is well-known for its anti-ageing and facial rejuvenation results and is now becoming increasingly popular in the treatment of excessive underarm sweating. Microneedling RF can be used to permanently reduce axillary hyperhidrosis by impacting sweat gland function. The thermal tissue reaction limits the normal function of the sweat glands, effectively reducing underarm sweating.

There is no recovery period associated with this treatment. Some patients may only need one treatment, however occasionally some patients may need up to three treatments for complete resolution.

 

Book Your Free Consultation

To discuss your excessive underarm sweating concerns and to find out more about Microneedling RF treatment, book your complimentary consultation at Appearance Clinic Australia. You can ask any questions that you have about the treatment and receive personalised information on what to expect before, during and after treatment.

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