Primary hyperhidrosis is usually treated in the first instance by the topical application of aluminium chloride, found in most normal antiperspirants. However, most people with excessive sweating do not respond appropriately to topical treatments.
Some people respond well to anticholinergic medications which work on the automatic nervous system. While these medications can help to reduce sweating, they can also affect other functions of the automatic nervous system and can cause blurred vision, constipation, dry mouth, and urinary retention problems.
In recent years, the most effective hyperhidrosis treatment for many people has been anti-wrinkle injections.
You’re probably familiar with anti-wrinkle injections, but did you know that they are also an effective excessive sweating treatment successfully used by people all around Australia?
Anti-wrinkle injections work by temporarily paralysing the nerve signals to the sweat glands in the area of the injection. Since people with hyperhidrosis have overactive nerves activating their sweat glands, this kind of treatment has proven to be very effective in reducing excess sweating in a localised area.
A fast and simple treatment, anti-wrinkle injections can temporarily reduce sweating in several areas of the body and is most commonly used in the underarms, face, scalp, palms, and feet.