Hyperhidrosis is a common medical condition where overactive sweat glands cause excessive sweating. Sufferers sweat not only when they are hot and active but may also do so when cool and at rest. This can be uncomfortable and embarrassing.
Why Men Should Choose Filler Treatments over Antiperspirants
Men spend more money on antiperspirants which have a minimal effect on hyperhidrosis. Strong antiperspirants work by plugging the sweat ducts instead of preventing/reducing sweat production. They contain between 10% to 20% aluminum chloride hexahydrate which can irritate the skin and stain clothing.
Fillers, on the other hand, can be injected into the underarm area to temporarily block the nerves that stimulate sweating. This treatment is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and is highly effective in treating excessive underarm sweating without the side effects of strong antiperspirants.
Prior to the treatment, the underarm area is cleaned, dried and lightly dusted with powder to identify the most active areas. The underarm filler is then injected in approximately 25 different points in small amounts to ensure good coverage. The procedure lasts only a few minutes and no anaesthesia is required. The majority of daily activities can be recommenced immediately after the procedure. Treatments generally last up to 8 months.