Sweating is a natural process of the body to cool itself down. When our body secretes liquid via the sweat glands that cover our skin.
The liquid mainly consists of water, but also contains sugar, salts and other chemicals which give it a salty taste. As this liquid evaporates, it cools our skin and helps to lower the body temperature. Sweating is a natural process that is also termed perspiration.
Sweating is a healthy activity, especially when the temperature of the body rises, for instance when you exercise. However, the body may sometimes sweat excessively, particularly from specific areas of the body like underarms or armpits, hands and feet. This could be embarrassing in certain situations as it gives out an unpleasant smell.
In this case, you require an advanced & secure excessive sweating treatment in Melbourne at Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre to get rid of the condition. In this blog, we discuss the best excessive sweating treatment to permanently resolve the medical condition and the top ways to help stop or control excessive sweating.
MiraDry or Microwave Therapy
MiraDry or Microwave Therapy is the most widely practised non-surgical cosmetic treatment for hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. In this treatment, microwave energy is used to securely treat or reduce the sweat glands present especially in your underarms and reduce excessive sweating.
A TGA & FDA approved microwave technology device is used to deliver microwave energy to the targeted area of the skin that experiences excessive sweating, mostly the underarms region. The energy from the microwaves securely destroys the sweat glands without any effect on the nearby skin. This results in a considerable reduction of excessive sweating in the area.
Microwave therapy or MiraDry treatment provides a permanent solution to the problem of excessive sweating.
To achieve the best results, the treatment needs to be performed by a qualified & experienced Skin Physician, with TGA & FDA approved equipment and under controlled circumstances.
Methods of control excessive sweating
Antiperspirants can be defined as topical substances that help to block the sweat glands. The chemical composition of antiperspirants helps to block the sweat glands and prevent them from releasing sweat. These are different deodorants that only cover the unpleasant smell of sweat.
Antiperspirants can be commonly used in armpits, feet, face and hands for people with excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating from certain areas of the body. There are no major health risks of using antiperspirants, but they can sometimes cause pimples, rashes or skin irritation. You can get antiperspirants over the counter but it is better to seek doctor consultation before using antiperspirants.
Limit intake of fatty, salty or spicy foods
Your food can affect the way you sweat. The foods that can impact o increases your sweating include:
Spicy foods, such as hot peppers, chillies: as the body processes these spicy or hot drinks and foods, the heart rate increases, which raises the internal body temperature and results in sweating. Therefore, avoiding heavy intake of such spicy and hot foods could increase sweating unnecessarily.
Fatty foods or processed foods. Packaged foods like sausages other processed foods and fatty foods take more time to get digested by the body. The body has to work harder to digest and process the fatty substances in the food. This raises the internal body temperature which increases sweating in the body. Stay away from such foods, not only to control the sweat but also to keep your body healthy.
Salty foods: Salty foods, such as potato chips and other processed foods can lead to excessive sweating as the body tries extra hard to process or break down the extra salts in the food.
Healthy changes to the diet can help to better regulate the body temperature and cause less sweating. Eat fruits and veggies and other natural foods that help to keep the body cool and rescue the sweating.
Drinking more water can help to naturally cool the internal body temperature and reduce unnecessary sweating. Make it a point to drink at least 3 litres of water daily to maintain a healthy body temperature. Avoid any kind of drinks that contain alcohol or caffeine, as they could raise the heart rate, which increases the internal body temperature and increases your sweating. And you get dehydrated in the process. Therefore, drink water at regular intervals.
Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre uses the most advanced Microwave device to provide a comprehensive and comforting excessive sweating treatment in Melbourne. Consult our top dermatologist today to know more.