How long does it take to recover from a perspiration reduction treatment?
Your recovery time will depend on the type of treatment. Treatment for hyperhidrosis can range from minimal downtime to a couple of weeks of recovery. Your surgeon will discuss whether there are any immediate restrictions on your activities, and if so, how long it will be before you can return to your normal level of activity.
After your treatment, your surgeon will give you and your caregiver detailed instructions on how to care for your treated areas, including information about:
- Typical symptoms you will experience
- Potential signs of complications
It is vital that you follow all the patient care instructions your surgeon provides. It is also important to know that the amount of time it takes for recovery varies greatly among individuals. If you experience extreme or long-lasting pain or redness and swelling after treatment, contact your surgeon right away.
What can I expect during my perspiration reduction recovery?
These are general healing and recovery guidelines for the following perspiration reduction procedures:
Botulinum Toxin Injections
You may experience temporary swelling and redness in the injection sites. While numbing cream and ice may be used beforehand, post-treatment is not necessary. You may resume normal activities after your surgery, but you should avoid excessive exercise and sweating for the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours.
Most of the time, your surgeon will not use stitches to close axillary shaving incisions. Your surgeon will cover your wound with antibiotic ointment and gauze and may recommend cold packs and pain medication. Most patients go home immediately after surgery and return to work the next day.
Laser ablation recovery is similar to axillary shaving; however, your surgeon may recommend wearing compression garments to achieve the best results.
You may experience some swelling and redness in the treated areas for up to a week. You can use cold packs to help reduce swelling. You can quickly return to regular activity, but should avoid excessive exercise and sweating for three to four days or until swelling and redness subside.