Focal hyperhidrosis is a disorder that causes excessive sweating in areas of the body such as palms, armpits and forehead, that is not necessarily related to heat or exercise. It can also be associated with excess bad smell and odor as a result of an overgrowth of bacteria in the area.
Sweating is the mechanism of the body to cool itself and regulate inner core temperature. The nervous system automatically triggers the sweat glands when body temperature increases. With this condition, the nerves that are responsible for signalling the sweat glands become hyperactive. The problem becomes even worse if the individual faces stress or feels nervous.
People who suffer from focal hyperhidrosis often describe that their symptoms significantly affects their quality of life, and experience social problems. They may feel embarrassed and miss out on social events and gatherings, and go through the inconvenience of changing of clothes frequently due to underarm sweating.
What Causes the Underarm/Body Odor?
There are 2 types of sweat glands in the body. Eccrine glands secrete the watery or salty type of sweat. Apocrine glands are present in body areas where there are many hair follicles, which produces a milky secretion. When it gets in contact with bacteria, it breaks down into a smelly substance which causes underarm or body odor.
How You Can Get Rid of Underarm Sweating Permanently
Botox can help in the treatment of armpit odor and sweating by blocking the nerves that stimulates the sweat glands, preventing sweating. However, there is also a more long-lasting approach to this problem with no injections, invasive procedures or downtime.
Using FDA approved, patented technology from Korea and USA, Deep Radiofrequency is the preferred solution to shrink the sweat glands. The device emits and focuses energy towards the sweat glands responsible for producing excessive armpit sweat. The treated glands will reduce in size and production of sweat, which will lead to a more normal level of sweating and an improved odor problem.
The treatment does not need any injections, which will appeal to patients who do not wish to go for an invasive procedure. It is also easily tolerable and takes a short duration of 15 minutes.
Typically, 3 to 4 sessions are sufficient to reduce underarm sweating by up to 70% which brings the sweat glands to its normal physiological state. This treatment is able to target eccrine and apocrine glands, so patients can benefit from a reduction in both wetness and odor.
There may be side effects after the procedure where skin on the treated area will be slightly red, however this usually lasts for up to a week. There may also be temporary darkening of the skin around the armpit area due to inflammation, but this can be resolved after several months.
Clifford Clinic is an aesthetic clinic in Singapore that offers the Deep Radiofrequency as a permanent solution to reduce armpit sweat and odor. Consult with our doctors and you can be on your way to fresher underarms. We also offer a suite of facial treatments to address varying skin concerns such as cystic acne, pigmentation and wrinkles. Acne is common issue that people face, thus we offer solutions like laser for acne scars and acne marks treatment to improve your complexion.
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