Sweating is a built-in mechanism that regulates our body temperature, unclogs skin pores and keeps skin fresh. While we are never bothered by sweating in winter, it drives most of us crazy in summer. Apart from the continuous moisture and oil that sweat provides to our body, the terrific part is that it makes us stink and we become overly self-conscious.
Along with the other miraculous results, Botox injections are showing benefits for the treatment of sweaty glands. After their approval by the US authorities for the treatment of overactive sweat glands, it has become evident that they are safe and successfully treat the issue. Slowly but steadily they are replacing the role that was played only by the body sprays in recent past.
What is better, Botox or the body sprays?
Body sprays are an older trend and Botox injection for sweaty glands is a new choice. Let’s see what works better.
- Sprays are suspected for producing breast cancer because of some significant findings in recent researches. On the other hand, many scientists believe that Botox has tendency to treat cancerous cells.
- Body sprays give you a pleasant scent but you do not stop sweating. Botox stops sweat glands to produce excessive quantities.
- Body sprays are a weekly or monthly expense while Botox injection usually maintains its results for six months.
How Botox works for excessive sweating
Botox is injected in the armpit. The toxin in injection paralyzes the nerve that stimulates sweat glands. When glands are not stimulated again and again they do not secrete increased amounts of sweat.
Botox is reported to cut sweating in a half within a month and most probably you will stay away from the issue for six months.
Side effects of Botox:
- Pain at the injection site
- Flu like symptoms
Are Botox and cancer related?
With the growing popularity of Botox treatments around the globe, some people have developed fears that Botox may cause cancerous mutations in body cells. Let’s see what a study says.
According to a study led by Bernard Gallez, a Ph.D. professor of pharmacy at the Université de Louvain in Brussels, Belgium, injecting Botulinum neurotoxin type A in mice has allowed a more effective destruction of previously resistant cancerous cells. Some scientists believe that Botox treatments are a great way to help cancer patients.
Apart from this, some women who undergo breast removal due to breast cancer also take Botox to relieve pain.
Should I get myself checked for I am excessively sweating?
Yes, you must consult a specialist if you are sweating four to five times than normal. There is a long list of very serious diseases that cause over activity of sweat glands. Some of these diseases are diabetes, AIDS, tuberculosis, hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia etc. You must ask your surgeon’s help to identify the root cause of the problem.