Do you know that the Discomfort of Sweaty Armpits can be treated with Botulinum Toxin?
Do you sweat excessively from your armpits? If so, you may have a condition called axillary hyperhidrosis. Axillary hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating in the armpits. It can be a very uncomfortable and embarrassing condition, and it can make it difficult to participate in everyday activities.
There are a number of treatments available for axillary hyperhidrosis, including medication, surgery, and botulinum toxin injections. Botulinum toxin injection is a safe and effective treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis.
HOW DOES BOTULINUM TOXIN TREATMENT WORK FOR AXILLARY HYPERHIDROSIS?
Botulinum toxin treatment, commonly known as Botox or Dysport, is FDA approved for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis. It involves the injection of a neurotoxin into the underarm area to reduce excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). It works by blocking the release of acetylcholine, which in turn reduces sweat gland activity.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM BOTULINUM TOXIN TREATMENT?
Individuals who suffer from axillary hyperhidrosis that significantly impacts their daily lives and have not found relief through other treatments, may benefit from botulinum toxin treatment. At Dr D Aesthetics Medical Clinic, our doctors will assess if you are suitable for this treatment. Botulinum toxin injections for axillary hyperhidrosis should be administered by a qualified medical doctor.
DOES BOTULINUM TOXIN TREATMENT IMPROVE BODY ODOUR?
Yes, botulinum toxin treatment can help improve body odour. Excessive sweating is often associated with an unpleasant smell, and by reducing the amount of sweat produced, this treatment can lead to a noticeable decrease in body odour.
WHAT IS THE STARCH-IODINE TEST?
The starch-iodine test is a diagnostic tool used to assess the extent of axillary hyperhidrosis and determine the effectiveness of botulinum toxin treatment. It involves applying a solution of iodine and starch to the underarm area. Sweating areas turn the solution from brown to dark blue, indicating excessive sweating. This test helps guide the dosage and placement of botulinum toxin injections.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
The duration of the results can vary from person to person but typically lasts between 5 to 8 months. After this period, the effects of the botulinum toxin gradually wear off, and the sweat glands resume their normal activity. Repeat treatments can be scheduled to maintain the desired reduction in sweating and improved body odor.
At Dr D Aesthetics Medical Clinic, our experienced doctors are ready to assess your condition and determine the most suitable treatment plan for you. Don’t let excessive sweating hold you back any longer. Take the first step towards a sweat-free life and come consult us today.