Botox injections are often used to improve the cosmetic appearance of a person by eliminating unwanted facial lines and wrinkles. But, hyperhidrosis patients are now seeing it as a miracle cure for excessive armpit sweating.
Sweating is a normal process which the body uses to regulate its internal temperature. It also helps excrete water soluble toxins through the pores of skin. But when a person’s sweat glands start producing sweat three to four times more than normal, then this is not normal. The person is highly likely suffering from a medical condition called hyperhidrosis. This condition is quite common nowadays, with about 3 percent of the world’s population (over 210 million people) regardless of race, age or gender suffering from it, according to the International Hyperhidrosis Society.
People with this condition complain of heavy sweating in various parts of the body, especially in the armpits, palms, soles and head, with the former being the most affected area. However, people with extreme cases report heavy sweating all over the body to the extent that they have to change their clothes several times a day.
If you are also one of those afflicted by heavy sweating in the underarms, stop worrying, armpit Botox injections are there to help you out from this distressing condition. Starch test is performed before injecting the toxin in the underarms to be sure that you are really suffering from hyperhidrosis and are a candidate for Botox treatment. The toxin is then injected directly into the skin at 10 to 15 evenly distributed points, 1.5 to 2 cm apart. The toxin sticks itself to the nerve endings blocking the nerve impulses that activate sweat glands, thereby reducing sweat production by 70 to 80 per cent.