Hyperhidrosis, Excess Sweating, and the Easy Solution
With temps rising throughout Australia, people are struggling with the heat’s sticky side effects. Dr. Dennis Millard of Utopian Cosmetics discusses solutions to excessive sweating.
The body starts to sweat in reaction to heat, nerves or excitement bringing
with it embarrassing sweat marks and dirty laundry making Hyperhidrosis, or excess sweating, a challenging social hurdle. Hyperhidrosis is when overactive nerves supplying the sweat glands are surrounded by muscle that is continually contracting. The more it contracts, the more sweat it pushes out.
Now, increasing numbers of Australians are turning off their sweat glands with Botulinum toxin, often referred to by its brand name Botox in the cosmetic industry. No longer just known for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, the list of therapeutic uses is now as varied as chronic migraines and back pain to twitching eyelids and of course excessive sweating.
Injections into the armpit block the release of acetylcholine, which is what makes the sweat glands work. You can expect about 20 injections in each armpit, in a grid-like pattern around the sweat glands. The treatment will take 15-30 minutes and the treatments usually last from six to nine months.
For people with the condition, the social benefits of hyperhidrosis treatments are immense; boosting confidence and limiting public embarrassment from shirts being ruined by sweat and body odor. Treatment can cost anywhere from $600-$1500 per appointment.
Thanks kindly to Maggie Elliot from Frontleft Communications and Teresa Atwater from Health Pulse for this fantastic editorial