Can You Raise Your Arm with Confidence? Don’t Sweat It…Try This Instead:
Are you hesitant to raise your arms when asked to lift a heavy box for someone? Have a stash of extra shirts in the car because you know you’ll sweat so much you’ll sweat through by noon? When reaching out to shake someones hand, do your hands get clammy…even when you’re not nervous?
Everyone sweats, but it’s most commonly noticeable only in certain circumstances such as exercising, sporting events or outdoor parties. You can expect to experience a little additional natural perspiration in these circumstances. However, if unwanted sweat is a constant problem, you may have a condition known as Hyperhidrosis. This medical condition is caused by overstimulated sweat glands; people with this condition often produce four to five times more sweat than people who do not suffer from the condition. It’s actually pretty easy to spot…do any of the examples mentioned earlier sound familiar….✔️ extra shirt, ✔️ underarm stains (even in cold weather), ✔️ sweaty and clammy palms, scalp, feet, etc?
You’re Not Alone
We know it can be embarrassing to admit having an issue with excessive sweat…and the truth is sweat stinks. It can limit your social life, keep you from doing activities you enjoy, or even prevent you from getting that job promotion. But there is hope! This condition is much more common than you can imagine, affecting over 7.8 million men and women worldwide. Some people would simply say to try another deodorant or maybe an anti-perspirant, but for many people with Hyperhidrosis, those things don’t work to stop excessive underarm sweating. This is why Beautique offers a couple different treatment options dedicated entirely to treating Hyperhidrosis. The first FDA approved treatment of Hyperhydrosis was Botox Cosmetic in 2004. It works wonders for those who suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms, palms, scalp, and more! One treatment of Botox injections can stop the sweat for up to 8 months.
How Does It Work?
Botox works by blocking the nerves that signal sweat glands to activate. Normally, the nervous system activates the sweat glands when the body’s temperature rises from anxiety, activity, or just a rise in temp, but when these nerves can’t signal the sweat glands (in other words they can’t activate the glands) you don’t sweat. Just know that Botox can only prevent sweating where it was injected. So if you sweat from underarms and hands, but we only treated underarms, your hands will still sweat. Each treatment consists of approximately 50 units for each armpit or palm which is injected to the affected area to help stop excessive sweating. While this area is very sensitive, the end results will be worth it! Imagine how much you’ll save on dry cleaning!
The procedure requires relatively little time (about 20 minutes) and does not demand any restrictions in work or leisurely activities. A medical professional will inject tiny amounts of Botox into the areas to be treated. It is recommend to refrain from intense exercise or use of a sauna on the day of injection.
Common Areas Affected by Hyperhidrosis
- Palms of your hands – also known as Palmar Hyperhidrosis.
- Soles of your feet
- Hairline & Scalp
Treating the palms or the soles of feet with Botox can last about 6-9 months. However, the palms and feet are extremely sensitive with their nerve endings, so there will be slight discomfort for 24-48 hours post-treatment. In conclusion, yes, your damp, sweaty palms will return someday, but not until after you land that new job!
If you are interested in a permanent solution to Underarm sweating, make sure you read next week’s blog post where I will talk about MiraDry.