We all sweat, it’s our body’s way of cooling down in times of warm weather, eating spicy foods, exercising, feeling angry, anxious or nervous. Anti sweating injections can address over perspiration.
Sweating occurs during a fever, excitement or during physical activity. However, some people do naturally sweat more than others regardless.
Many people don’t realise that excessive sweating also occurs in those experiencing Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland), Diabetes Mellitus, Cancer, Infections and as a side effect to medication. Approximately 3 per cent of the population has a condition called hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating.
We can help with an anti sweating treatment, using a series of small injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A to the underarm area can eliminate embarrassing over perspiration.
Unlike the odourless sweat that is produced by eccrine glands, apocrine glands produce sweat that has a distinct body odour after contact with bacteria.
Sweat is produced by eccrine and apocrine glands in the skin. Eccrine sweat glands are found over most of the body and produce sweat without any odour. On the other hand, apocrine sweat glands are not as widespread and are typically just found in the underarms and groin area.
Botox anti sweating injections work to block a neurotransmitter that stimulates sweat glands, leading to a decrease in sweat production for approximately 6 months.
Although temporary, anti sweating injections are highly effective and give great relief after treatment. Some patients use botox injections (Botulinum Toxin Type A) to treat sweaty underarms. Botox temporarily blocks the signals that tell your glands to start sweating.
Our registered nurse or doctor will explain the anti sweating procedure and that patients need to repeat the injections to get continued relief. Botox can also be used on other areas of the body including the face, palms, and feet.