How often has it been that you wanted to wear a chic sleeveless top or blouse, and just couldn’t? We aren’t talking about chubby arms or unshaved armpits here, but because you sweat uncontrollably, it becomes embarrassing to wear anything sleeveless. Even the form fitting top your sister gifted you on your birthday hasn’t been worn yet. This is because, you suffer from Axillary Hyperhidrosis, and it affects your daily life.
If you thought botox was only to gain youthful looks and beauty, think again. There are many clients that suffer from Hyperhidrosis and come to doctors that administer botox to combat the same. When strong antiperspirants don’t work, prescribed medications fail, OTC products ditch you and even when the lining inside of the clothing) the clothing with tissues seems to be running loose, this is when you should consider botox. One of the best uses for Botox here would be to combat Axillary Hyperhidrosis, a condition where an individual over sweats.
Excessive sweating or Hyperhidrosis is a very common disorder and there is nothing to be embarrassed about. This is a disorder which makes the oil glands over work and produces a lot of sweat. It is said that around two to three percent of the population in America alone suffers from this condition. Usually noticed on the underarms and the palms and even on the soles of the feet, Botox can help combat the condition and bring relief.
The concept of applying Botox to stop hidrosis is similar Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy or ETS, which is a procedure done by the surgeon to disable a part of the thoracic sympathetic nerve trunk. This brings down the body’s ability to produce sweat in large amounts in the areas targeted. Hence when botox is used, the concept is almost similar to that of ETS, however, no major nerves are cut here. In fact, with Botox, the nerves are calmed in the armpit.
Botox would be injected into the dermal layer of the skin. The dosage is determined on a case to case basis, as deemed fit by the surgeon. The production of acetylcholine is blocked by the body. This is a chemical which functions in the body as a neurotransmitter, and it is blocked when the botox shot is given into the skin. In turn, the nerve responsive system is reduced in the sebaceous glands, and this tells the glands to stop producing sweat.
Botox can help reduce sweatiness on the palms and the soles of the feet too. The injections would be administered at the physician’s clinic and don’t need a lot of time for the treatment. You can carry on with work right after the treatment is given, as usual. The doctor would use a very fine needle to inject very tiny amounts of the toxin into the skin, where sweating happens excessively in a grid pattern. Based on the assessment made by the doctor, he or she would administer multiple injections where treatment is needed.
We hope this was an eye opener for you? Botox doesn’t only fade away the wrinkles and laugh lines alone, but can help with other medical issues too!