How Botox may provide relief from this embarrassing problem.
We all sweat; this is a fact of life and one that helps to keep us healthy by ridding the body of toxins and helping us to cool down instead of overheating.
For some people though, excessive sweating can be a problem and can certainly play on a person’s mind in a social situation, often causing them to withdraw from their social life altogether.
Whilst anti antiperspirants may help some people; for those with excessive perspiration problems, they are unlikely to be effective enough.
At Beau Monde Dental Care, your local Bristol dentist, we also offer a wide range of facial aesthetic treatments using Botox and dermal fillers. Whilst these are generally more widely known for helping to smooth out the lines and wrinkles that getting older bring; it is less well known that Botox can also be used to ease excessive armpit perspiration.
As this condition; axillary hyperhidrosis to give it its medical name, can be quite debilitating it is perhaps no surprise that sufferers are looking to end their misery with this effective treatment.
Whilst single Botox injections to the armpits have been shown to ease the perspiration significantly for around 4 months, studies in the US have indicated that repeating this treatment for two years can result in significantly longer lasting relief.
The Botox injections work by blocking the messages that are carried from the nerves to the sweat glands and the injections are placed just under the skin where the glands are; not deep into the muscle as some believe.
Because of this fact, the Botox solution itself is of a weaker dilution than that used for facial features such as frown lines or crow’s feet.
Post Botox treatment
Although most people do not experience any after effects, it is possible for some tenderness to be felt in the armpits as a result of the small punctures caused by the needle. This will rapidly ease though and you should experience no long term discomfort.
Although some people may feel that Botox injections to the armpits is a rather drastic course to take; those that have suffered from severe sweating before have noted how much it has changed their lives. Not only do they feel free to fully engage in a social life but also don’t have to limit the colours in their wardrobes to avoid those which easily show sweat stains.
Although Botox has featured in the news quite regularly, typically where unqualified technicians have used it to “botch” procedures, when administered by a qualified professionals such as the team at Bristol’s Beau Monde Dental Care, there should be little cause for concern.
We are always happy to discuss any concerns and answer any questions that you may have about this type of treatment, so please call us on 0117 330 3495 at our Bristol practice for friendly advice.Google+