WHAT IS TOO MUCH SWEATING?
Hyperhidrosis is the condition characterized by excessive sweat. In the palms, hyperhidrosis can pose as a barrier to ordinary socialising. Some severe cases interfere with many daily living, but most cases are mild. Botox is a proven effective method to control sweating in the palms. Our subdermal laser is not suitable for the palms.
Starch is sprinkled over iodine to demarcate the areas of heavy sweating. The starch turns a dark brown or black color. This is then wiped away and the area demarcated by a surgical pen. BOTOX is then injected with a 32G needle 1cm apart.
Anaesthesia in the form of a wrist block is routinely given for Botox injections into the palms.
For the armpits the small pricks are quite bearable without anesthesia. Or else we can admister a local anaesthetic to the area before the injections. We use ice packs to freeze the areas for pain reduction as well as to stop excessive bleeding.
We can also use a Subdermal Laser to permanently treat sweaty on the armpits.
For the palms then only option is BOTOX. Actually there are other options, but we do not offer these:
- Saline Iontophoresis
- Transthoracic Sympathectomy
BOTULINUM TOXINS IN HYPERHIDROSIS
Sweat production uses Acetylcholine as the neural transmitter. Hence, Botulinum toxins can block sweating in selected areas like armpits, hands and even feet. Botox can suppress sweat production by up to 80%.
DURATION OF ACTION
The initial BOTOX injections can sometimes last up to 6 months, but more likely only 4 months.
COST FOR TREATING HYPERHIDROSIS
The treatment of Hyperhidrosis on both palms cost SGD$2,000 to $3,000. The armpits typically require even more BOTOX.
For the armpits, we have a more lasting solution in the form of a Subdermal LASER. The laser destroys the sweat glands from under the skin. This costs SGD$2,500 for a 50%-60% long term reduction in sweating.
Feel free to call us on +65 6733 5300 for for further details
on this treatment. Or email us.
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