Axillary Hyperhidrosis (Underarm sweating)
Most normal or heavy sweating can be controlled with shop-bought antiperspirants or aluminium chloride. When the amount of sweating is excessive and cannot be controlled by these measures, it is termed "hyperhidrosis".
Axillary Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating from the armpits. Sweating is normal in humans. The evaporation of the water from the skin takes the heat away from the body and so sweating is essential for temperature control. Although some people have hyperhidrosis as a consequence of another illness, in many others it is merely due to overactive sweat glands or overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system.
However, excessive sweating from the armpits can be more than just annoying. It can alter the way some people live their lives. People suffering from axillary hyperhidrosis find they have to be very careful about what clothes they buy or wear and find they are very self-conscious in the social setting, particularly if hot or nervous. At work, sufferers are always conscious of what they are wearing, and if they can remove their outer garments or whether this might reveal embarrassing sweat marks on their clothes. Relief of the condition can lead to vastly improved quality of life.
Botox is a derivative of botulism toxin and in small quantities is completely safe. It is used by many medical practitioners to reduce wrinkling of the skin. To reduce sweating, a very small amount of Botox is injected into the area using a tiny micro-needle which paralyses the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. The treatment is relatively painless and will take about half an hour to forty-five minutes to complete. There are no side or after affects and normal activities can be resumed immediately. The treatment will last for up to nine months.
The cost for the treatment is £650 per treatment.
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