November 14, 2017

3 ways to Minimize or Eliminate Excessive Sweating

Excessive sweating is one of the great marvels of our body. Just like the air conditioning system in your home, your body automatically sweats to help cool itself down when its temperature rises.

But, despite how amazing this natural defence against overheating is, few if any of us care to be sweaty outside of the gym. Whether it’s because we connect sweat with body odour, or not being clean, it generally causes embarrassment if we feel people notice that we’re sweating.

Of course, if you suffer hyperhidrosis, no one needs to tell you about the embarrassment of sweating. Hyperhidrosis is the scientific term for excessive sweating.

The symptoms of hyperhidrosis include drenched armpits, wet hands and feet, and dripping faces and foreheads. But, while the symptoms can cause a lot of inconvenience and discomfort, including wet clothing, damaged clothing and feeling clammy, it’s the stigma around the symptoms that can cause the most damage.

Excessive sweating can have psychological effects too. A variety of tests and studies have produced the following statistics about those who suffer hyperhidrosis:

  • 90% reported an effect on their emotional state
  • 50% reported feeling less confident
  • 38% said they are frustrated by some daily activities
  • 34% feel unhappy
  • 20% are depressed

Obviously, these are serious symptoms that go way beyond the physical aspect of heavy sweating.

The Solution to Excessive Sweating May Be Easier than You Think

If you suffer excessive sweating, or suspect that you do, you may not have sought solutions, beyond avoidance and using excessive antiperspirants, due to the embarrassing nature of the condition.

But a solution to the problem may be as close as your nearest spa. Below are just some of the spa treatments that can help improve your condition.

miraDry

This is a microwave treatment that reduces the number of sweat and odour glands in the treated area.

Botox Injections

Not only does Botox help reduce wrinkles in your skin, it also blocks the release of the chemical in your nervous system that activates your sweat glands.

Laser Treatments

The heat from lasers reduce sweat glands and therefore the amount of sweat you experience.

To learn more about ways to minimize or eliminate your excessive sweating, call or visit us here at True MediSpa.