Anti-Sweat Injections
Anti-sweat injection

What are Anti-Sweat Injections?

Sweating is a completely natural phenomenon that occurs when our internal cooling system kicks in to regulate the temperature of the body. Our bodies need this function to maintain healthy temperature levels.

However, if you feel that your sweating is disproportionate to others in similar situations or that it is starting to become regularly problematic in everyday life, it could be that your sweat glands are working a little more enthusiastically than they should be.

If you have tried every deodorant on the market without success and are still suffering with excessive sweating you may be experiencing what is known as Hyperhidrosis.

There are 2 types of Hyperhidrosis:
This is the most common and often begins during childhood, but there is no known cause. It cannot be attributed to a medication or sickness. It is not due to an underlying medical condition. It usually affects the underarms, hands and feet and it almost always occurs during the day and not at night.

In this case, the excessive sweating is because of an underlying medical condition or a side effect of prescribed medication. It probably started later in life and the sweating can occur all over the body. It can be present both day and night.

Thankfully, by harnessing the power of Botox injections you can put an end to the anxiety of excessive sweating and start to enjoy life once again. Anti-sweat injections work by temporarily blocking the signals from the nerves that stimulate the breakout of sweating. By stopping these signals, you can take back control and experience the freedom of going about your day as normal without fear of perspiration.

How are Anti-Sweat injections used?

Botulinum toxin or Botox as it is commonly known, is widely used for cosmetic reasons, but is also highly effective in the treatment of underarm (axillary) sweating.

Using tiny, acupuncture style needles, small doses of Botox are introduced into the skin to inhibit the actions of the nerve endings which encourage the unnecessary production of sweat from the eccrine glands. Once the sweat glands have relaxed, the production of sweat will subside.

A numbing cream is used before application and the needles are so fine, that you needn’t worry about discomfort. The solution will be applied evenly across both armpits, so that the entire site is covered. The treatment is quick and easily completed in less than half an hour. You can even squeeze it into your lunch break!

The great news is that Botox gets to work in under 1 week and you can enjoy dry underarms for up to 6 months. If the treatment works well for you, it can be repeated, giving you years of sweat relief. Most sufferers report that the treatment offers life changing results, putting an end to years of embarrassment, and allowing them to go about their business without a constant fear of sweating.

Botox for axillary hyperhidrosis is difficult to qualify for through the NHS so it’s best to find a local clinic that is medically trained to deliver this type of injectable treatment.
Anti-sweat injection
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What are the benefits of Anti-Sweat Injections?

There is no denying that excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis as its medically known, can play havoc with your life. If you find yourself sweating excessively, it’s natural to want to avoid physical contact. Hugs, handshakes or simply even being in close proximity to people are uncomfortable situations as they can result in exposing the problem to others.

This unfortunately makes personal relationships and business affairs rather tricky. Staining is another big challenge and it’s not uncommon for sufferers to change their clothes frequently or restrict their arm movements to avoid embarrassment.

The benefit of anti-sweat injections is that perspiration will cease to be a problem that dictates your life. Without sweat, staining and odours you can wear what you like with pride, without feeling self-conscious about sticky palm and saturated skin.

Whilst the procedure itself is quick and simple, anti-sweat injections can make a world of difference for those who suffer with excessive perspiration, physically, mentally and in interpersonal relationships.

What to expect during treatment?

Firstly, there will be a short consultation to understand how excessive sweating affects you and assess whether the treatment is suitable on medical grounds.

Assuming everything is OK to proceed, the treatment area will be marked out to indicate each injection point and a numbing cream is applied.

10 to 20 microinjections are administered in each armpit. The injections are relatively painless and the whole procedure will only take around 30 minutes, so you can expect to leave the clinic quickly and without any disruption to your day.

Each individual responds differently to treatment, but you can usually expect to experience the benefits of the anti-sweat injections between 5-14 days of having the procedure, as the sweat glands begin to relax and cease activity. Clinical studies suggest that you can expect an 80-90% reduction in sweating following Botox treatment to the underarm area.
Anti-sweat injection
Anti-sweat injection

Are there any side effects involved with Anti-Sweat Injections?

The great thing about Botox is that it is a straightforward, tried, and tested solution with little to no downtime or after affects. Occasionally, it may cause a little skin irritation or tingling around the injection sites but there is generally no cause for concern and any symptoms subside soon after treatment.
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