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Excessive Sweating Hyperhidrosis Treatment

Underarm Excessive Sweating/ Hyperhidrosis
  • Sweating is a normal process by which body cools itself when it encounters increased external temperature or when physical activity increases the body's temperature.
  • Axillary hyperhidrosis is a condition where someone sweats excessively from the armpit area, which is totally resistant to all types of deodorants and other odour controlling medications.
  • It is present in 1% of the population and a family history is present in 30 to 50 % of cases.
  • People with excessive sweating, sweat up to four times more than normal person.
  • People complain that anxiety and stressful situations triggers excessive sweating causing embarrassment at work or social situations resulting in low self esteem.

Underarms sweating is triggered by-
  • Heat or cold
  • Exercise
  • Alcohol, coffee, tea, smoking, hot or spicy food
  • Stress, anxiety, strong emotions
Botox underarms

  • Botox is given by microinjections into the skin for underarms sweating.
  • Botox for underarm hyperhidrosis blocks the nerve trasmission or signals that cause the sweat glands to activate, and thereby reduces or eliminates profuse sweating.
  • Relatively painless
  • Results can last from 6 to 9 months, but eventually will wear off.

FDA approved Botox for treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis that can't be resolved with prescription creams or antiperspirants in July 2004.