Did you know that Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to treat things other than wrinkles?
In fact this treatment is used to help with what can be described as uncomfortable and embarrassing – excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). It is thought that about 1 person in 200 has some form of excessive sweating. People with hyperhidrosis produce sweat in amounts far greater than needed to control their temperature and it seems to be triggered more by social situations rather than temperature.
Hyperhidrosis can affect the armpits, hands, feet or face but armpits are the most common issue.
When severe sweating gets in the way of certain daily activities and antiperspirants are not working, then this treatment is a great alternative.
Anti-wrinkle Injections are approved by the FDA to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating when medicines used on the skin do not work well enough.
Anti-wrinkle injections are injected into the affected areas to help control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands do not receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops.
What’s involved in the treatment?
Prior to the treatment: Numbing cream can be applied to the area for 30 minutes before although some patients prefer not to use this and opt for an ice pack to numb the area instead. Many patients do not require either. Please be advised that for underarm treatments, we will require the area to be freshly shaved or the hairs to be trimmed to a length of 1cm long
The treatment: The actual procedure takes about 20 to 25 minutes and is relatively straightforward. A series of small Anti-wrinkle injections are injected to the relevant areas through a very fine needle
Post treatment: Simply avoid touching, rubbing or applying anything on the treated area for 4 hours to prevent infection and spreading of the medicine. Also, it is recommended not to exercise for 24 hours after the procedure. Specific instructions will be given to you on the day of treatment by our therapist.
When will I start feeling the results and how long does it last?
You will start seeing and feeling the results at about 1-2 weeks after having the treatment.
The results will last around 6-7 months. Your symptoms will return gradually, and you will know when the time is right for another treatment.
It is recommended to have the treatment every 6 months to receive the best possible results. A plan for regular follow-up treatments to maintain the initial result can be created for you.
What if I decide to stop having the treatment?
If you decide not to have further treatment, your sweating will gradually return to its pre-treated state. The effects of the treatment will gradually wear off, and your underarm sweating will resume.
Where does the sweat go?
Your sweat doesn’t go anywhere or get backed up because the sweat simply is not produced in the treated areas. Remember, the rest of your body is free to produce moisture normally.
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