If you think Botox is limited to anti-wrinkle transformations, think again! Registered Dental & Medical Aesthetics practitioner Ana Sakinyte explains how Botox is highly effective to prevent hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), a problem affecting around 3% of the population and both men and women.
“I’m seeing an increasing number of patients at my clinics seeking a solution for profuse sweating, and understand how it can affect mental health with:
- Anxiety in social situations, worrying about sweating in public.
- Not being able to wear preferred clothes, colours, or fabrics in case sweat marks show up more.
- The discomfort and embarrassment of wet armpits.
- Despair of ruining expensive clothing when sweat stains won’t budge.
- Feeling vulnerable in the workplace or other pressurised situations – there’s no ‘poker face’ to hide behind if sweating reveals your stress.
- It’s particularly difficult for young adults, they are self-conscious already; social situations can be awkward enough without the added worry of excessive perspiration.
During the brief treatment I do multiple small injections of Botox under the armpit skin. This turns off the sweat glands to dramatically reduce or stop sweating. Normally the treatment effect takes place after just a few days and lasts up to six months.
The benefits by far outweigh the cost. Along with increased confidence, there is freedom to wear what you please, no more reliance on specialised anti-perspirant products, no more sweat patches, and you can invest in a great outfit safe in the knowledge it won’t be ruined by sweat stains.
Post treatment, my patients say they are at last enjoying social occasions, feedback which is close to my heart. After all, there’s nothing like a good party to lift the soul is there?”