Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) is a common condition which causes a person to sweat excessively. The sweating may affect the entire body, or it may affect only certain areas. Commonly affected areas include the armpits, the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, the face, chest and groin.
Excessive sweating from the armpits is one of the most embarrassing of conditions and can seriously affect our self-esteem and the way we go about our daily lives. So, if you are feeling hot and bothered and antiperspirants just are not keeping you dry, then Botox might be the answer.
There is some practical advice to help stop excess sweating. Wearing appropriate clothing is essential. Cotton is ideal, it's cool and it absorbs sweat, but it does tend to remain damp. Clothes made with synthetic fibers tend to draw sweat away from the body and make you feel dry, however this fabric is good at keeping the body warm and this can just make you sweat even more. You should keep your house and work environment well ventilated, and a change of clothing during the day can help make you feel more comfortable.
Excessive sweating can cause lots of inconveniences:
- It limits what type of fabrics you can wear.
- Washing and dry-cleaning bills will probably soar.
- The embarrassment and frustration we feel in public and with groups of friends.
- When meeting new partners the main concern is that you'll glisten and glow, and not in a good way!
- The chances are, that you will have to change your clothing more often.
There are some alternative treatments for underarm sweatiness. Many people will have tried self-treatment first, by trying out a range of over the counter antiperspirants, which are generally ineffective and talcum powder which can help to absorb the sweat. If these have not helped, Botox hyperhidrosis treatment is an excellent alternative, with outstanding results to stop excessive sweating.
Excessive sweating can now be treated effectively with Botox injections. Most clinics will offer the latest, safe, effective cosmetic medical treatments for excessive sweating. Firstly numbing the area to minimize any discomfort you might experience, then very small quantities of Botox gets injected in the armpit region, just under the skin.
Using very fine needles makes the Botox injections almost painless. The treatment usually takes about 20-30 minutes and you can return to work immediately after the procedure. In most cases the treatment takes effect within a matter of days and can last up to 4-6 months.