The Complete Guide to the Treatment of Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is a condition where the sweat glands are constantly active, causing you to sweat far more than others. While it’s not deadly or contagious, it can make otherwise normal daily activities nearly impossible. Find out how to get rid of hyperhidrosis the easy way.

Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis

People with hyperhidrosis may experience feelings of social anxiety, physical discomfort and emotional distress. It can also lead to skin infections, or exacerbate existing skin conditions. Causes include poor circulation, obesity and certain medical conditions. Symptoms of hyperhidrosis include: excessive sweating (especially of the palms and soles), visible sweat patches on clothing, facial flushing and enlarged pores.

sweaty palms

Causes of Hyperhidrosis

armpits are a common site

There are both external and internal factors that can cause hyperhidrosis. External factors include heat, anxiety, stress, caffeine, antiperspirants, spicy foods, caffeine-rich drinks, tight clothing or wearing socks or gloves for a long period of time. Internal factors include obesity, diabetes mellitus type 2, liver failure and thyroid conditions like hyperthyroidism.

Treatment Options for Hyperhidrosis

Botulinum toxin is a safe and effective treatment option for hyperhidrosis.  As a result, many people choose it to treat their excessive sweating.  The main issue is the longevity of the toxin duration.  However, anyone that suffers from this disabling disorder is usually happy to retreat every three months to remain dry.

toxin injections

How to Control Sweating?

There are several ways to control sweating. One of the most common treatments is antiperspirants. These are used by many people to dry out sweat glands and reduce sweating. Another treatment that is helpful sometimes is iontophoresis, which uses two electrodes to generate an electric current that disrupts the activity of sweat glands.


In conclusion, this blog provides a comprehensive, yet shorter overview of the treatments available for excessive sweating. If you have been searching for a way to stop your hands from sticking together, or your armpits from staining your clothes, then continue reading!  Anti-sweating injections are available at both our Sydney & Shellharbour clinics with Secret Skin.