Now you can permanently get rid of excessive sweating with the botox injections in Dubai
26 July 2018| Last updated on 30 July 2018
What is underarm / Axillary Hyperhidrosis?
Axillary Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating in the armpit of a person. This condition involves extreme dripping sweat in the armpits, which is almost totally resistant to all the types of deodorants and other odor controlling medication.
Sweating is necessary for our body as it maintains core body temperature. The human body has 4 million sweat glands distributed on all areas of the skin, with higher concentrations found on the palms, soles, axillae and face.
Sweating has both thermoregulatory and emotional variants.
What causes Underarm/Hyperhidrosis?
Axillary Hyperhidrosis is a medical problem that involves more sweating than what is required by our body. Axillary Hyperhidrosis is caused by overactivity of the sweat glands and is present in 1 % of the population and a family history is present in 30 to 50 % of patients suggesting a genetic component.
Axillary Hyperhidrosis and is triggered by:
- Heat or cold, alcohol, coffee, tea, smoking, hot or spicy food
- Stress, anxiety, strong emotions
- Certain times of the day
Social and functional working of the person is directly affected by Axillary Hyperhidrosis and can create anxiety and depression in the person suffering from it. The condition generally starts in adolescence; Hyperhidrosis is divided into primary or secondary hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis is usually generalized and often has all underlying pathological etiology.
What are Underarm Injections?
Injections are used for excessive underarm perspiration also known as Axillary hyperhidrosis. The injections are given by micro injection into the skin, a procedure that takes approximately 10 mins to perform.
How does it work?
When small doses are given into the skin, the injections block the actions of the nerve that supplies the eccrine glands: this prevents the glands from producing sweat. The effects of the treatment usually last for several months but will eventually wear off.
In Office treatments: hundreds of patients have been successfully treated for Axillary Hyperhidrosis with injections, a simple and effective treatment for excessive sweating.
The procedure takes:
- 5 to 10 minutes to do
- Is relatively painless
- Involves a few injections into the underarm skin where the sweating is greatest to block the action of nerves that supply the sweat glands, and stop the glands from producing sweat
- These results can last from 6 to 9 months
How do underarm injections improve one's self esteem?
People with hyperhidrosis produce large volumes of sweat which means that the hands, feet, chest or armpits may be constantly damp. This may make normal every day activities more difficult to carry out and it can cause embarrassment at work or socially especially if one has give presentations where one constantly have to lift one's arms.
Are underarm injections safe?
Underarm injections have also been approved by the FDA for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis and has been safely used in all skin types. They cannot be used in pregnant or nursing females.
For more information and to book yourself an appointment, please visit ZO Skin Centre.