Axillary hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that occurs in the underarm region. Hyperhidrosis is a condition that can affect many different body parts including the underarms. When a person has hyperhidrosis, they tend to perspire at abnormal rates. The sweating occurs usually without any external factors such as temperature or exercise.
People who have abnormal sweating patterns often suffer side effects from many social and physical problems. Socially, axillary hyperhidrosis may cause smells or stains on clothing, as well as psychological trauma for the sufferer. Anxiety may worsen axillary hyperhidrosis.
The treatment (excessive sweating treatment) for axillary hyperhidrosis involves small injections directly into the underarm area. Although some 15-20 injections are typically given in each treatment, with proper anesthesia the treatment is virtually painless.
How does excessive sweating treatment work?
Excessive sweating treatment works by blocking the release of certain chemicals that cause muscle contractions that also block the contractions and stimulation of the sweat glands. In persons with axillary hyperhidrosis, the blockage of the overactive sweat glands produces a cessation of excessive perspiration. These injections usually take a couple of days to start working, but once they do the sweating is dramatically reduced.
Axillary hyperhidrosis stops for 8-13 months after the injections. Another visit to your doctor and more injections will help stop the sweating once it begins again.