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Underarm Sweating

Axillary Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating in the armpit of a person. This condition involves extreme dripping sweat in the armpits, which is almost totally resistant to all the types of deodorants and other odour controlling medication.
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Sweating is necessary for our body as it maintains core body temperature. The human body has 4 million sweat glands distributed on all areas of the skin, with higher concentrations found on the palms, soles, axillae and face. Sweating has both thermoregulatory and emotional variants.

Axillary Hyperhidrosis is a medical problem that involves more sweating than what is required by our body. Axillary Hyperhidrosis is caused by over activity of the sweat glands and is present in 1 % of the population and a family history is present in 30 to 50 % of patients suggesting a genetic component.

Axillary Hyperhidrosis and is triggered by:

Social and functional working of the person is directly affected by Axillary Hyperhidrosis and can create anxiety and depression in the person suffering from it. The condition generally starts in adolescence; Hyperhidrosis is divided into primary or secondary hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis is usually generalized and often has all underlying pathological aetiology.

If there is excessive sweating of at least 6 months duration with at least two of the following characteristics then primary Hyperhidrosis is present and this can be treated with Botox.

The patient should consider the following questions before having Botox treatment for Hyperhidrosis:

In Office treatments:

At Body Renewal, many patients have been successfully treated for Axillary Hyperhidrosis with Botox, a simple and effective treatment for excessive sweating. The procedure takes:

Body Renewal Tip:

Botox can also be used to treat: