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Hyperhidrosis / Hot Flush

Surgery Information

Hyperhidrosis

  • Hyperhidrosis is a disease that involves excessive sweating. It can be diagnosed as Hyperhidrosis for those who feel discomfort in everyday activity due to excessive sweating.
  • Facial blushing is a facial blood vessel disease where your face becomes red with slight temperature or emotional change. If serious, the patient’s face remains red all the time.

Types of Hyperhidrosis

Types of Hyperhidrosis

Primary Hyperhidrosis – Local Hyperhidrosis

Excessive sweating on particular parts of body such as palms, foot, armpit, and face are considered as local hyperhidrosis. It can be caused by stress or emotions. Although, it is not a serious health problem, specific area such as underarm where apocrine gland is distributed may cause bad odor when it is infected, therefore proper treatment is strongly advised.

Secondary Hyperhidrosis – General Hyperhidrosis

Secondary hyperhidrosis is when the patient sweats all over the body. It is usually caused by body type, medication, or diseases such as Basedow’s disease, diabetes, Hyperpituitarism, nervous disease, and hormone imbalance.

Treatment Method of Hyperhidrosis

METHOD 01 Injection Method

Treatment Method

Botox Injection (a.k.a. Sweat Injection)

Botox blocks neurotransmitters. Thus, this botox inhibits secretion of acetylcholine which is neurotransmitters of sweat gland and this can reduce sweating. The treatment period of botox is short and procedure is simple, so patient is able to go back to daily activity immediately. The effect remains about 5-6 months.

Armpit, Palm, and Sole Hyperhidrosis : Local Anesthesia or Cooling Anesthesia Botox will be divided into 10~30 shots and injected shallowly.

METHOD 02 Other Treatment Methods

Treatment Method

Internal Medicine Treatment

Taking oral drug or applying local ointment could be another approach to treat hyperhidrosis. You may find quicker result but usually the effect is temporary with the possibility of side effect, so it is recommended to be used on only special cases.

Sympathectomy

This is the most effective surgery treatment especially for patients who does not have satisfactory results for hyperhidrosis from other treatment methods. However, there could be side effects such as compensatory hyperhidrosis on the other body parts.

What is Hot Flush

If your face easily turns red and if the symptom persists for a long time, then it is considered as Hot Flush. You may seek a medical advise if the symptom bothers everyday activity.

There are various causes of Hot flush, so you should first determine cause before starting a treatment. Also, customized treatment considering skin condition, blood vessel size or skin elasticity for individual patients is required. Thus, thorough consultation with the physician is highly recommended to choose the best suitable method.

Cause of Hot Flush

  • SpotsCASE 01
    Puberty and Menopause
  • SpotsCASE 02
    UV Light
  • SpotsCASE 03
    Acne Scar
  • SpotsCASE 04
    Medication
  • Physical IssueCASE 05
    Physical Issue

Treatment Method of Hot Flush

METHOD 01 Medication

Treatment Method

If hot flush and acne have same cause, then patients having hot flush would go through causal treatment using medication. The physician will follow up treatment procedure and progress to check if hot flush gets better. If red face remains with no improvement, laser treatment will be added along with the medication.

METHOD 02 Injection Method

Treatment Method

PRP Injection – Skin regeneration effect using own blood

PRP stands for Platelet-rich Plasma which has been enriched with platelets. Plasma extracted from own blood is injected for rejuvenation. Having PRP injection after laser treatment may maximize the effect of this treatment since growth factors in platelet help skin regeneration.

Baby Injection : Collagen and elastin production

This method injects growth factors into dermis layer of skin using MTS. It is very effective in collagen/elastin production and maintenance of cell function as this supplies nutrition to cell.