What Is All The Fuss Over Botox Injection For Hyperhidrosis
October 29, 2020
Hyperhidrosis is an incredibly terrible condition to have. A person with this condition has an impulse sent through the body that basically asks the body to sweat to alleviate body heat. The perspiration on the skin is supposed to evaporate and in the process it cools down the body from overheating. With hyperhidrosis, there is not an “off switch.” The body continues to ask for more sweat.
The excessive amount of sweating is bad for a number of very obvious reasons. The entire body reacts. Even if a person has a very expensive anti-perspirant to help alleviate gross pit stains, the rest of the body will still sweat. Palms become sweaty, the back becomes sweaty, the forehead becomes sweaty. With no real “off switch” a person will very quickly look like they have just run an entire marathon with very little warning. When sweat starts to accumulate, bacteria around it begin to metabolize the incredibly particular smell of body odor.
The body odor does become hard to handle but still, most people think it is well worth going through such issues as they think the end results would be excellent and that’s why they are always into fillers Calgary matters where Botox has been a resounding success for the last so many years. Still, regular Botox treatment is hectic and sweating is part and parcel of the game that they need to handle anyhow.
There are some ways that people can avoid this type of thing. The first of which is stronger deodorant. Deodorants and anti-perspirant hybrids have a certain percentage of chloride based active ingredients that basically “clog the pores” in areas they are applied, such as the armpit. The sweat is then accounted for in that area and is forced out of other pores. This alleviates the “pit-stain” look for a slightly better end result.
However, there are some problems. The first problem is that Hyperhidrosis does not dominate the market. Deodorant makers do not design products around helping the >1% of the population with this condition. In fact, there are only two brands that actually help alleviate legimate Hyperhidrosis. One of them is available over the counter. The other brand requires a prescription because the percentage of chloride-based active ingredients is higher than what the FDA will allow in a readily available commercial product.
Another option is to stay hydrated. This is very straight forward. If a person ingests a large quantity of water, they will sweat less. This is an indirect way of solving the problem by insuring that the person has less of a chance of sweating in the first place.
And finally, the last option is Botox. Botox injections in the armpit area are becoming more and more common and offer the best solution for Hyperhidrosis. Botox involves using a bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, intravenously or intramuscularly. If the bacterium is not put into contact with oxygen, it will thrive and the bacteria can metabolize. Through the life-cycle of C. botulinum, toxins are released. These same toxins are what make Botox…Botox. They paralyze surrounding tissues in the same way that the chloride-based solutions do. The difference is that Botox is incredibly widely available. Botox is the number one elective surgery that people seek in tightening wrinkles. An injection of Botox will last much longer. The arm pit will no longer sweat and the entire problem is corrected for a few months. Even regular perspiration is incredibly hindered. A person that undergoes Botox injections can then use a much more toned down anti-per spirant and can basically live a life of someone that does not suffer from the condition.
Hyperhidrosis is one of the worst conditions that someone can develop through stress. It does not physically harm someone, but it causes an unattractive stigma. Sweating over the entire body is not a pleasing sight to anyone that comes in contact with a person. It can ruin a first impression, an interview, or a date. It’s also an uncomfortable condition that a person will probably feel almost helpless in dealing with.
Even if someone with Hyperhidrosis decides to find another alternative before finding a working solution, they will certainly run into some obstacles. The two deodorants that were mentioned early are incredibly caustic, for example. Chloride is not something that someone should be applying to sensitive areas. If a person applies too much to an armpit, it will burn furiously. The deodorants are designed in a way for the liquid roll on to be absorbed into the skin. If there is too much, your armpit will have an incredible burn that is beneath the skin. Whereas most deodorants will offset the chloride base with a more agreeable chemical compound, Hyperhidrosis sufferers are not afforded that luxury. The majority of deodorants are of a very “basic” chemical composition. They have a higher percentage of Hydrogen + ions and are generally more agreeable when in contact with a slightly negative skin. A person that is looking to simply stop the sweating has to do so on a day to day basis with incredibly caustic deodorant.
It really is no wonder that Botox is becoming a more common procedure. Botox injections are the most common elective surgeries and are widely available. By having a high number of people that are able to give this treatment, and by the sheer number of shots available, the injection can be given cheaper than ever. The injection is widely studied, it is safe, and it returns a person to a normal life in a simple shot. There is rarely any nasty side-effects, follow ups, or anything of that likeness to cause concern. It simply returns someone to a lifestyle that they had earlier, for a few months at least. The only downside of a Botox injection is that it does not solve a problem. The toxins that are emitted from the bacteria in its lifecycle are a finite thing. Eventually, they will wear thin and a person will have to have another injection done. On a very basic scale of things, about two injections are required to give about a years’ worth of coverage. But it is a much better alternative to the caustic burns or incredibly intense sweat stains that probably won’t leave that nice new shirt of yours.