Estimates of the amount of the population that suffer from excessive sweating range anywhere from 3% to over 5%, but no matter how many people have the condition, there is a way to reduce how affected the individual is by it. Axillary hyperhydrosis, or excessive underarm sweating, can be a very problematic condition, causing discomfort and embarrassment all year round, but getting even worse in summer months as temperatures soar. There are a few ways to treat hyperhydrosis, and excessive sweating injections seem to be the least well known.
Those who have the condition have the same amount of sweat glands as the average person, but their sympathetic nervous system is more sensitive to stimulus, creating involuntary responses like sweating at the smallest provocation, from a bout of nerves to a shift in temperature.
Excessive sweating injections
What do excessive sweating injections contain?
Botox, a brand name for botulinum toxin type A, is a neurotoxin, which alters the way a muscle receives messages to act. It is commonly used at PHI Clinic to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, slim down the jaw, and smooth over a cobbled chin. Botox is manufactured by Allergan, and is the original and most effective version of the toxin.
How does it help?
When Botox is applied to reduce sweating in the underarm, it is injected into several points of the armpit. The chemicals that cause sweat glands to ‘turn on’ stop being secreted temporarily as the Botulinum toxin blocks the signals that induce them. This is an ongoing treatment, as Botox lasts on average between three and four months.
What other treatments are available for excessive sweating?
We also offer miraDry, a treatment that uses patented electromagnetic energy technology to destroy sweat glands, for prolonged reduced sweating. It is FDA-cleared, and we recommend having two sessions that last an hour each for optimal results, with patients seeing permanent changes in hyperhydrosis.
Arrange a consultation
The best way to see what treatment is right for you as an individual is to arrange a consultation with one of our clinicians, who will assess your needs to create a comprehensive treatment plan. You can book this by phoning us on 0207 034 5999, and request more information via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.