Are you considering plastic surgery? You will find a clear explanation of the most common plastic surgeries on these pages, including the advantages, disadvantages and risks involved.
Book an appointment with our plastic surgeon to discuss your needs in greater detail. He will explain the limitations and complications of the procedures in all honesty. This will give you a very realistic view on the chosen treatment, which will in turn avoid disappointment in the future. If needed, you can always combine this with a visit to our dermatologist for additional advice.
Mediclinic prides itself on its vast experience in the treatment of esthetic skin conditions. After consultation with our dermatogist, you will be advised on the safest and most efficient treatment. All treatments are supervised by our dermatologist. Mediclinic has an arsenal of lasers, devices and technologies to ensure you get the best results.
You will find a short description of the most common esthetic skin conditions on this website, including the different treatment options available:
Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Everybody sweats, but people with hyperhidrosis produce more sweat than is necessary to maintain their body temperature level. Ordinary daily activities become more difficult and this can become troublesome at a professional or social level. Diabetes and thyroid problems are sometimes the cause and must then be treated.
What causes excessive sweating?
Abundant sweating is caused by a type of overactive sweat gland; the eccrine gland. These glands are located all over the body, but are concentrated in some areas, including under the arms.
Factors that can lead to excessive sweating:
- The heat or cold
- Alcohol, coffee or tea
- Hot or spicy food
- Stress, fear and strong emotions
- Diabetes, thyroid problems
How to treat hyperhidrosis?
Muscle relaxant (as used for wrinkles) is an approved treatment against excessive sweating armpits. Once injected, the innervation of the sweat glands is blocked. Sweat production significantly decreases or stops. This effect lasts six months.