Hyperhidrosis affects around 1% of the population and can affect everyday life on an emotional level and medical level. Botox is most renowned for treating wrinkles and lines but one of its less well-known uses it to treat hyperhidrosis. Botox has shown to result in an 82-87% reduction in sweating and is a highly effective way of dealing with excessive sweating.
Sweating is an essential body function for controlling temperature although, localised body areas such as the forearms are home to less than 2% of the body’s sweat glands, therefore the temporary termination of these glands functioning has very little to do with body thermoregulation sweating.
Is there a backlog of sweat after treatment wears off?
One of the main patient worries that frequently crops up is ‘is there a build up of sweat when treatment wears off?’ The answer is no, as the sweat is not produced in the first place. Botox treats hyperhidrosis by blocking a neurotransmitter that stimulates the sweat glands, paralysing them and thus stopping the production of sweat temporarily.
Treating hyperhidrosis and getting your confidence back
Excessive sweating can cause a number of complications where your emotional wellbeing is concerned. People who suffer from the condition can find themselves having to factor the condition into many elements of their everyday life, such as having to change clothes many times a day in order to prevent others noticing the perspiration marks, which can be problematic in the workplace for example. Other complications that can arise as a result of hyperhidrosis are bacterial infections and permanent foul-smelling body odours that are difficult to clean off.
Body sweat solutions for a special occasion
It isn’t just those affected by hyperhidrosis who can benefit from body sweat solutions treatment. If you are prone to sweating a little more than normal and have a high pressure event around the corner such as a wedding or other event involving formalwear, treatment can give you the confidence you need to attend such events and feel comfortable for photographs and interaction with others.