Facial Excessive Sweating

Did you know the human body contains anywhere from two to five million sweat glands? Most likely just thinking about it, your sweat glands are now activated. With excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, your sweat glands are working overtime.

Do beads of sweat pour over your forehead? Does excessive sweating of the face, head, or scalp keep you from living your best life? Excessive facial sweating is a common problem and can be even more stressful and embarrassing.

The first step is to visit Este Medical Group Clinic in Istanbul for a full medical check-up including an assessment to make sure that excessive sweating is not due to another medical condition or a side effect of a medication.

What is excessive sweating?

The body uses sweat as a form of temperature control, in order to cool itself. Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating is defined as sweating more than normal.

Individuals with hyperhidrosis report feelings of social isolation and withdrawal from others in order to avoid touching others. This includes dating, career activities and other activities for fear of body odor and damp clothing.

There are two types of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating): primary hyperhidrosis and secondary hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis is caused by some other condition or behavior. Some of these might include:

  • Neurologic Syndromes
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Gout
  • Menopause
  • Medications that may cause sweating
  • Chronic alcoholism
  • Spinal cord injury

Excessive Facial Sweating Treatment in Turkey

Because sweat is not really a quantifiable thing, like blood pressure, it’s complicated to measure someone’s sweat levels throughout any given day.

Our doctors diagnose hyperhidrosis by doing a physical examination and reviewing a patient’s history. We can also measure the level of sweating in two different ways:

  • b This is a test that turns the sweat brown and is used to detect excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
  • Vapometer: This device measures transepidermal water loss and measures the amount of sweat that the hands, underarms, feet and scalp make.

The first line of treatment is typically topical aluminum chloride, which is the same ingredient in antiperspirant deodorants in prescription-strength form. The effectiveness of this treatment varies, depending largely on the severity of the sweating. Botox therapy can help stop excessive sweating.

Injectables to Prevent Underarm Sweating

Now you can eliminate underarm sweat permanently with Botox. A single treatment has been shown to provide over 6 months of relief from excessive underarm sweating, with clinical trials achieving over 55 percent success rate in treatments provided to patients.

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