A large number of people has problems with excessive sweating under their armpits. Fortunately, in most people it can be controlled (more or less successfully) with various anti-sweating products. Unfortunately, there is a smaller group which doesn't find help in beauty products. Oftentimes they are forced to change outfits couple of times a day. This causes problems at work and emotional problems as well. In most cases we are dealing with an unknown cause or more family members have similar problems. Stress is the main culprit for excessive sweating. Caffeine and nicotine in larger amounts also enhance sweating.
Various antiperspirants, lotions and other products based on aluminum salts are used. Irritation and skin inflammation under one's armpits are often due to their use. For severe cases pills, iontophoresis, removal of sweat glands via liposuction or a surgery which cuts the nerve flow are used. Most of the mentioned methods have numerous side effects which can be more difficult than excessive sweating was. When we analyze the results, duration of the effect, painlessness and safety Botox is for now the best possible method. Laser liposuction is a method which gives new hope because usually it gives long lasting results.
The main reason we sweat is to cool down our organism from overheating and to eject harmful substances. Sweating under our armpits doesn't have the mentioned role or any other role and is in fact useless. Our central nervous system plays the main role in sweat regulation and when we are stressed more sweat is induced.
How does it work?
Botox decreases the performance of sweat glands by blocking acetylcholine, which induces sweating. The treatment is not harmful and doesn't affect our health.
How long does the effect last?
Results last for 3 to 10 months. And the effect kicks in within 7 to 15 days, while no anti-sweating products are needed. Because of this treatment excessive sweating will not appear in a different area and it will not be amplified once the effect of the treatment passes. Minor sweating is possible after the treatment but not as excessively as before. There is an extremely small percentage of people who are not helped by this treatment and other methods are needed.
What should be done before the treatment?
The night before the treatment you should shave your armpits because we need to draw a square network. Inside every square an injection will be made. In average 12 squares are done per armpit. After the treatment there are no restrictions and you can go home.
Is the treatment painful and is recovery time needed?
The treatment is not painful and no recovery time is needed, it takes merely 3 to 5 minutes to perform the treatment.
A useful web page on excessive sweating: www.hyperhidrosis.org