Some people find themselves seemingly constantly aware of how much they are sweating, and it can begin to get incredibly uncomfortable in various circumstances throughout day to day life. Sweating too much can affect your confidence and socially, intimately, and in the workplace. Sweating excessively is one concern people sometimes brush off as not that serious. Still, realistically it is one that affects vast parts of people’s lives and can really affect their quality of life overall. If you are finding yourself sweating too much, there are things you can do to help.
Prescription Deodorant for Excessive Sweating
When people first are considering ways to deal with sweating so much, often one of the things that first comes to mind is the choice of deodorant they use. Often the word medicated antiperspirant or prescription deodorant are thrown around but are they really all that different, not so much. When it comes to deodorants, in general, they typically all work in the same way, using the same mechanism. The smells and other additions vary, but the primary active ingredient that works to reduce sweating is aluminium salt compounds. There are a few kinds of aluminium salts used that have slightly varied traits, but they all perform a similar function in deodorants.
The way deodorants work is that when aluminium salts come into contact with water, they combine with it and thicken to a gel-like consistency. As this combination of moisture and deodorant starts to thicken, it forms a plug of sorts that blocks the sweat glands temporarily. After varying amounts of time, this breaks down, and the sweat glands begin to function again as usual, and sweat production returns to previous levels. While many products may claim to be “prescription strength deodorant” that’s different from a prescription deodorant. On the higher end of the scale, prescription deodorants may contain 20% or more aluminium salts, while products claiming to be prescription strength are often around 12-15%. It’s worth noting some aluminium compounds are stronger, so smaller amounts aren’t necessarily weaker. Sometimes other compounds may be used as the active ingredient, but this isn’t too common, an example is formaldehyde sometimes being used in at least one prescription deodorant used for plantar hyperhidrosis (excessive foot sweating).
Side Effects of Prescription Deodorants
While it will vary depending on the specific ingredients used, some seem to be quite common between the most popular products. Do not take this as any kind of complete or accurate list for any product or prescription deodorants in general, just a rough overview of what you could potentially experience when using a prescription deodorant vs an over the counter deodorant. Some people experience allergic reactions, such as hives, rashes, swelling, chest tightness and similar. Severe burning, redness, and itching can sometimes occur as well. Always speak to your doctor or pharmacist when getting a prescription deodorant for the first time about what to watch out for, and what the potential side effects for that specific product are that you may face.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections for Excessive Perspiration
It’s quite possible you don’t recognise the name of these injectables, however, if you think of the injectables you know by brand name for many people it is the first one that comes to mind. Anti-wrinkle injections have been used for years to relax facial muscles using precision injections to reduce dynamic wrinkles, provide lift and other cosmetic enhancements or rejuvenation. They have also been used in the traditional medical field as well for things that result in muscle spasms, and even cerebral palsy. Interestingly this popular injectable is an effective treatment for treating excessive sweating as well by paralysing the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands to produce sweat. Using this mechanism of action and directly targeting overactive sweat glands the amount of sweat produced can be significantly reduced, even too much, which is why it’s crucial to seek this treatment from a skilled practitioner.
Stop Sweating So Much in Melbourne
Melbourne is a fantastic place to live, with so much to see and do. If you are sweating and not feeling confident, this can put a real dampener on your enjoyment of living in such a fantastic place, but it doesn’t have to be that way. See the experienced Cosmetic Doctors at Skin Club in Melbourne, who are experienced in providing their patients with treatments for excessive sweating and are well known for their personalised approach starting from their in-depth consultations. Contact them and see how to stop sweating so much, book an obligation-free consultation today.