Sweating is an important function of the body that helps you cool off and prevents overheating. It also helps in the flushing out of toxins from your body. Sweat is produced by sweat glands that are present all over the skin, but are more numerous in certain areas such as the forehead, armpits, hands, and soles of the feet.
While sweating may be good for the body, too much of it, a condition called hyperhidrosis, can be a source of embarrassment. Some people tend to sweat when they are nervous. Sweat from the underarms may soak through your clothes creating obvious sweat marks causing awkward social situations. Your palms may become so sweaty that you feel reluctant to shake hands and have difficulty with turning a door knob or using a keyboard. To make matters worse, you are more prone to skin infections because your skin is always wet with sweat.
In such situations, seeking a consultation with your doctor or a cosmetic physician may provide you with a simple solution. Botox injections have been known to be very effective in treating hyperhidrosis. At One Skin Clinic, Dr Najia Shaikh uses a very fine needle to inject small quantities of Botox throughout the area of excessive sweating. Botox acts by temporarily blocking the nerves which stimulate your sweat glands. The entire procedure should take no more than 15-20 minutes. You will notice reduced sweating in 2-4 days. In some cases, maximum effect is experienced in 2 weeks. The effects of treatment may last for about 7 months to a year.
If you feel that you might benefit from this procedure or have skin conditions that you would like to have evaluated, please book an appointment with One Skin Clinic.