Nobody likes having sweaty feet. Individuals frequently notice excessive sweating, particularly in their feet. It can be an embarrassment, and sadly, many people suffer in silence.
What, therefore, is the source of excessive sweating?
Certain individuals who suffer from this issue may have a condition called hyperhidrosis. If you have hyperhidrosis, your sweat glands are overactive and create more sweat than the body needs to maintain temperature. This might result in excessive sweating in some parts of the body, such as the armpits, hands, and feet.
Diabetes is another reason for excessive perspiration. Diabetes can cause the body to perspire more than usual, particularly when blood glucose levels are elevated or decreased. When diabetics experience one of these symptoms, they may get extremely sweaty and tremble excessively.
Additionally, there is evidence that certain drugs, including antidepressants, beta-blockers (used to treat heart problems), and chemotherapy, can cause excessive perspiration.
What are laser treatments?
Laser treatment for sweaty feet is a non-invasive, safe, and effective procedure. The laser stimulates the release of natural compounds called neuro-peptides in the foot by gently heating the nerves involved for foot perspiration. This then has a local effect, reducing the amount of sweat produced by your foot glands.
When do I need laser treatment?
For many of our clients, they have exhausted all other options and are looking for a solution to their condition. Fortunately, laser therapy is advantageous for treating any sweating area of your body since they can precisely target, heat, and destroy sweat glands.
The optimal time to treat hyperhidrosis with laser therapy is when all other treatment options have been exhausted or if you simply dislike using topical medications or antiperspirants.
How do I prepare for my appointment?
When you come to our office for a laser therapy appointment, you may anticipate receiving a consultation regarding your issue and treatment options. We ask that you come to your appointment:
- You should refrain from using any lotions or oils on the feet for 24 hours prior to the treatment.
- Please ensure that you’re not wearing any nail polish on your toenails.
- It’s also important to note that we are unable to perform laser treatments on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What happens during a laser treatment?
As the laser treatment starts, you will feel a warming sensation in your feet. Additionally, you may experience a little tingling sensation comparable to when your foot sleeps. This is a typical sensation, and you will soon get relief from the sweating!
What can I expect after my treatment?
Following your treatment, you may notice a reduction in the amount of sweat produced by your foot. This is normal and may range between 50% and 80%.
There may be some redness at the treatment site, but this will subside within a few hours to a day.
Depending on your condition, you may require more treatments to achieve total relief. During the initial visit, your doctor will inform you of the number of treatments required.
Is there any downtime associated with the procedure?
The Laser therapy for foot at Paragon Podiatry is non-invasive, painless, and requires no downtime. You may immediately return to work or school.
Excessive sweating, medically referred to as hyperhidrosis, is a common ailment that affects both men and women, however around 40% of those affected are male. At Paragon Podiatry, we are available to answer any questions prior to your first treatment. Contact Paragon Podiatry today.