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Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

botox for sweating - Lucy BanksDeodorants and antiperspirants are generally ineffective, however the condition can be very successfully controlled with Botulinum Neurotoxin Type-A. Tiny doses injected just under the skin of the armpits will cause the sweat glands to cease production for an average of eight months. This quick and effective treatment provides freedom from excessive underarm sweat, affording complete control in social and business situations.

Sweat is the way that body cools itself, preventing it from overheating.
Sweat glands are activated by the nerves, which are stimulated by:

  • messages from the brain indicating that the body is too hot.”
  • emotions
  • hormones
  • physical activity/exercise

There are two to four million sweat glands in the skin, with many found in the armpits.

In people with excessive sweating the sweat glands overreact to stimuli and are generally overactive. It is as if the glands are constantly switched on.

Botox for sweating

As with the nerve-to-muscle communication, Botox has the ability to temporarily block the secretion of the chemical that is responsible for “turning on” the body’s sweat glands. By blocking, or interrupting, this chemical messenger, Botox “turns off” sweating at the area where it has been injected.

While sweating is an essential body function for temperature-control, the underarms are responsible for less than 2% of the body’s sweat glands. The treatment of these sweat glands has no effect on body thermoregulation and compensatory sweating (i.e. increased sweating elsewhere) has not shown itself to be a concern.

Botox for sweating is an amazingly effective, long-lasting and, for some, life-changing treatment!