Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. Axillary hyperhidrosis is when sweating is terrible under the arms. Sweating is one of the crucial ways in which the body loses heat. However, people with hyperhidrosis produce sweat in amounts far more significant than needed to control their temperature. Statistics show that about one in 200 people have some form of hyperhidrosis.
There are two main types of hyperhidrosis. The more common type is excessive focal sweating, which can affect the armpits, hands, feet or face. Generalised hyperhidrosis is less common, affecting the whole body. Other health problems, such as diabetes or hyperthyroidism, cause it often. The sweating usually stops after the treatment of the health problem.
Botulinum toxin type A, commonly known as “Botox”, is a treatment given by injection into the skin to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating. Hyperhidrosis – Sweat reduction treatment lasts sixty minutes.
The anaerobic bacterium Clostridium botulinum produces Botulinum toxin. Besides, it is a neurotoxin. It hinders the nerve endings of the motor endplates. The physician injects fifteen to twenty drops of botox through a tiny needle into the skin of each underarm. This procedure does not hamper regular activity, but we should avoid heavy exercise for a few hours. Underarm sweating decreases by 90% for the first two days, and we can see the total effect within one week. Sweating at night is also considerably reduced by the use of botox hyperhidrosis treatment.
There may be simultaneous disappearance of odour associated with decreased sweating, but this is not permanent. Most patients benefit from dryness with one Botox treatment for six to ten months. After that, you need to repeat the treatment. It is the best remedy for excessive sweating.
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