Neurotoxins are used in the underarm/ armpit area (axilla) for the treatment of excessive sweating.
Do you have abnormal sweating?
Do you sweat so much you often soak through your clothes and drip sweat, and find it embarrassing?
Regular deodorant / antiperspirants not working well?
You might want to consider a treatment session if you answered yes to any of these questions.
HOW IT WORKS
Neurotoxins work by blocking the nerves responsible for activating your sweat glands. Normally your nervous system activates your sweat glands when the body temperature rises. This is how the body cools itself. In people with hyperhidrosis, the nerves that signal the sweat glands are overactive. Underarm sweat glands consist of about 2% of the body’s sweat glands. Research shows results from using neurotoxins for treatment to control sweating in the underarms is about 82-87% effective, meaning you should see a decrease in sweating around 82-87% in your underarms/axilla.
When you receive neurotoxin injections directly into your axilla, your overactive nerves are essentially paralyzed. When the nerves can’t signal your sweat glands, you don’t sweat. Neurotoxins only prevent sweating in the areas treated.
WHAT ARE THE INJECTIONS LIKE?
The procedure takes less than one (1) hour. The neurotoxin is injected with a fine small needle just below the surface of the skin. You will receive several injections that form a diamond like pattern in each axilla. Ice can be applied to help with discomfort, however, most patients do not need this. You can return to your normal life right after treatment.
I ask you stop shaving 2-3 days prior to treatment.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE TREATMENT?
You can resume activities immediately after. You should start to notice a decrease in about 2-4 days, with full effect in 14 days. The effects of neurotoxins are temporary, which means you will need to maintain results with future treatments. Most people experience results from about six (6) months, with range from 4-12 months.
For many people it can drastically improve their quality of life.