Aesthetic conditions describe a range of cosmetic and aesthetic concerns from skin laxity, wrinkles, and expression lines, to unwanted shapes, excessive sweating, hair loss, and vaginal atrophy and dryness.

Excessive sweating

What Is Excessive Sweating?

Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is the production of sweat beyond the body’s temperature regulation needs. 

This condition can affect the entire body or specific areas, such as the underarms, palms, and soles. Various factors, such as genetics, medical conditions, or stress, can trigger excessive sweating. 

At Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, we offer expert non-surgical treatments tailored to manage and reduce the symptoms of hyperhidrosis.

Learn about the types of hyperhidrosis and the range of treatments for excessive sweating we provide to help patients manage their conditions. You can also contact us to book your consultation today.

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Types of Hyperhidrosis

At Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, we specialise in identifying and treating a variety of conditions associated with excessive sweating, tailoring each approach to our patient’s specific needs.

Our expertise in aesthetic medicine enables us to offer a range of effective treatments and advice, addressing issues such as primary focal hyperhidrosis of the face, armpit, feet, and hands to enhance our patients’ comfort and quality of life.

Our thorough understanding of hyperhidrosis, combined with our dedication to advanced treatment methods, ensures that we effectively manage excessive sweating concerns, boosting our patients’ self-assurance and improving their well-being. 

Learn more about the types of hyperhidrosis conditions we treat below and contact us to book your consultation.

Excessive sweating on face

Excessive sweating on the face, or craniofacial hyperhidrosis, results from overactive sweat glands, leading to noticeable perspiration that can affect social confidence and interactions. Our targeted treatments focus on reducing gland activity and providing relief from excessive face sweating by addressing the root cause of primary hyperhidrosis.

Excessive armpit sweating

Excessive underarm sweating is caused by overactive sweat glands in the armpits, leading to excess sweating that can stain clothes and affect confidence. Our treatments minimise gland activity, significantly reducing perspiration, improving hygiene, and restoring self-assurance in social and professional environments.

Hyperhidrosis of feet

Primary hyperhidrosis of the feet, caused by overactive sweat glands, results in excessively sweaty feet, contributing to slipperiness, odour, and fungal infections. Our specialised treatments reduce the sweat glands’ activity, mitigating sweat production to enhance foot hygiene and comfort, and prevent complications associated with prolonged moisture.

Hyperhidrosis of hands

Hyperhidrosis of the hands, or sweaty hands, arises from overactive sweat glands, causing excessive hand moisture. This condition can hinder daily tasks and make social interactions uncomfortable. Through targeted interventions, we aim to moderate sweat production, improve grip, and elevate confidence in both personal and professional settings.

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Types of Treatments for Excessive Sweating

At Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, we excel in offering state-of-the-art treatments for excessive sweating, customising each procedure to meet our patients’ individual needs. 

Our team, proficient in hyperhidrosis management, assists patients in achieving significant relief through specialised treatments, including innovative non-surgical muscle-relaxing botulinum toxin injections. 

We focus on delivering results that not only reduce excessive sweating but also enhance comfort and self-esteem. Our commitment to advanced treatment techniques ensures that we address this challenging condition effectively, improving our patients’ daily lives. 

Discover the treatments for excessive sweating we offer and begin your personalised journey to better manage hyperhidrosis.

Muscle-relaxing botulinum toxin injections

Muscle-relaxing botulinum toxin injections target overactive sweat glands to reduce excessive sweating. This treatment provides alleviation and comfort, boosting confidence and improving overall quality of life. These minimally invasive injections are ideal for managing hyperhidrosis with lasting results.

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Frequently asked questions about excessive sweating conditions & treatments

What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterised by excessive sweating, significantly more than required for normal body temperature regulation. It can affect the whole body or specific areas and can severely impact an individual’s self-esteem by making ordinary activities and social interactions quite uncomfortable.

What causes excessive sweating?

Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can result from various factors. Overactive sweat glands are often responsible, which may be caused by genetic predisposition, medical conditions like thyroid disorders or diabetes, hormonal changes, certain medications, and stress or anxiety. In some cases, the cause remains unknown.

At Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, we focus on identifying the cause of your hyperhidrosis through a comprehensive evaluation. Understanding the root cause is crucial in selecting the most effective treatment approach. Schedule your consultation with our specialists today to explore personalised solutions for managing excessive sweating.

What causes excessive sweating of the head and face?

Excessive sweating of the head and face, often termed craniofacial hyperhidrosis, can be caused by overactive facial sweat glands, stress, spicy foods, or certain medical conditions. It’s important to identify the specific triggers for effective management and treatment. Book a consultation with us for a detailed evaluation and personalised management plan.

What is excessive sweating a sign of?

Excessive sweating is often a sign of hyperhidrosis, where sweat glands exceed normal sweat production. It can also indicate an underlying medical condition such as a hormonal imbalance, thyroid disorder, diabetes, or an infection. Additionally, certain medications or stress can trigger excessive sweating. It’s essential to determine the cause for effective treatment, as it may be a symptom of a more significant health issue.

What causes excessive sweating in women?

Excessive sweating in women can be caused by a range of factors, including hormonal changes, particularly during menopause, pregnancy, or the menstrual cycle. 

Other potential causes include stress, anxiety, certain medications and their associated side effects, and medical conditions like hyperthyroidism or diabetes. 

To determine the specific cause and explore effective treatment options, we encourage women experiencing excessive sweating to book a consultation with us for a personalised assessment and management plan.

How to stop excessive sweating?

There are several treatment options available. 

One effective method is muscle-relaxing botulinum toxin injections, which target overactive sweat glands and reduce sweat production. 

Other treatments include prescription antiperspirants, iontophoresis, and oral medications. Lifestyle changes and home remedies can also help manage symptoms. 

For a tailored approach to your specific condition, consult with an Aesthetic Doctor to explore whether muscle-relaxing injections are suitable for you.

How to cure sweaty hands permanently?

Muscle relaxing injections using Botulinum toxin are not a permanent solution for sweaty hands, but they are an effective treatment for managing symptoms. They significantly reduce sweat production by relaxing the sweat gland muscles, with results lasting up to 6 months. Repeat treatments are required to sustain these benefits over time.

How to stop excessive sweating naturally?

Consider lifestyle changes such as wearing breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics, staying hydrated, managing stress through relaxation techniques like yoga or meditation, and maintaining a healthy diet that avoids spicy foods and caffeine. Regular exercise can also help regulate body temperature. 

These natural methods can be effective in managing symptoms, though they may not completely stop excessive sweating for everyone.

How to prevent excessive sweating?

To prevent excessive sweating, lifestyle modifications like wearing breathable clothing, staying hydrated, and reducing stress can be helpful. 

Additionally, muscle-relaxing botulinum toxin injections are a highly effective treatment for targeting overactive sweat glands. Maintaining a healthy diet and avoiding known triggers like spicy foods can also aid in prevention. 

For personalised advice and to explore treatment options such as botulinum toxin injections, schedule a consultation with an Aesthetic Doctor for a tailored approach to managing hyperhidrosis.

When should I be worried about excessive sweating?

You should be concerned about excessive sweating if it occurs suddenly and severely, without clear triggers, or if accompanied by symptoms like weight loss, fever, or chest pain. These could indicate an underlying medical condition such as a thyroid issue, infection, or diabetes. It’s important to seek medical advice for a proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment plan when experiencing concerning symptoms.

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Hyperhidrosis treatment consultation

At Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, we excel in innovative hyperhidrosis treatments, crafting personalised strategies to control excessive sweating. Utilising state-of-the-art techniques and a deep understanding of sweat gland function, our experts deliver effective solutions tailored to your unique needs.

Reach out to book your consultation at our exclusive clinic in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.