EXCESSIVE SWEATING (HYPERHIDROSIS)
Excessive sweating is more than just uncomfortable or embarrassing, it can make a person avoid social situations or job opportunities, and even stain and ruining clothing. Fortunately, there are safe and effective treatments available to eliminate hyperhidrosis.
TREATING EXCESSIVE UNDERARM SWEATING
One of the treatments available for HYPERHIDROSIS is use of Botulinum Toxins Injections (Anti-wrinkle injections). Botulinum Toxins is a neuromodulator, which means it blocks the electrical signals that stimulate muscle movement. Botox is most famously used to reduce wrinkles by paralyzing muscle tissue in the face, but can also be used to treat migraines, muscle spasms, and sweating in other areas of the body, as well as the armpits.
By injecting Botulinum Toxins into the sweat glands in the underarms, patients will experience a marked decrease in sweat production for up to 8 months. This treatment is a temporary option for alleviating excessive sweat and can be repeated or “touched up” in order to maintain the results. Each session will require injections in each of the armpits with very fine needles to ensure minimal discomfort. This treatment is suitable for both, males and females
HOW IS THE TREATMENT PERFORMED?
After application of anaesthetic cream, a starch-iodine test is performed. This involves putting iodine on the area to be treated and allowing the area to sweat for a while. Starch is placed on the area and the sweaty areas highlight in black. These areas are then treated with the injections.
HOW LONG WILL THE TREATMENT TAKE?
Please allow 45-90 minutes for this procedure.
IS UNDERARM SWEATING TREATMENT PAINFUL?
We often use numbing gel under the armpits before treatment. The injections feel like small stings but is not overly painful.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
No downtime with this treatment.
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