Sweat is our body's way of naturally controlling body temperature and is necessary. However, too much sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is actually a disease that is triggered by stress or emotional stimulation, in which eccrine glands secrete sweat more than the necessary amount to control body temperature. Hyperhidrosis usually takes place on the palms, soles, armpits, face and scalp; and it’s caused by emotional stimulation, rather than changes in temperature.
Medical terminology aside, too much sweat can cause social distress and damage your self confidence. Furthermore, it can cause other skin conditions such as dermatitis, due to the excessive moisture and friction.
So what can be done?
Botox injections have proven to be effective for controlling sweat, by blocking the signals to the sweat glands that produce sweat. The multi-needle injector allows doctors to save time by evenly distributing the botox solution, five tiny needles at a time. Areas applicable are the underarms, hands, and feet.
What are the advantages of botox for hyperhidrosis?
The biggest advantage of botox injections to treat excessive sweating is that surgery is not required. The most drastic solution would be sweat gland suction, but for patients afraid of going under the knife, botox is a safe and effective alternative.
Consequently, unlike surgery, botox injections have no downtime. While sweat gland surgery causes discomforts in the arms for a few days at least and can restrict some of your daily activities, botox injections have none of that.
The downside would be that botox injections are not permanent, and last for a few months.
How is it done?
STEP 1: Numbing cream (topical anesthesia) is applied for 30+ minutes to minimize the pain.
STEP 2: The doctor designs the procedure area, indicating areas where sweat glands are more active.
STEP 3: The multi-needle injector is used to inject the botox onto the treatment area.
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