13 May Don’t Sweat It!
DON’T SWEAT IT
Neurotoxins for sweating.
Everything You Need to Know About Neurotoxins for Sweating
A quick, simple procedure for hyperhidrosis
Neurotoxins should only be administered by skilled practitioners.
FDA approved treatment of sweat by injecting Neurotoxins into the armpits. It may also be used for reduction of sweating in hands and face.
Neurotoxins are effective at smoothing facial wrinkles by paralysing muscles temporarily. They were originally introduced as a cosmetic procedure. Doctors now use neurotoxins to treat other neuromuscular conditions: migraines, muscle spasms and Hyperhidrosis.
What does having Neurotoxin injections involve?
A potent numbing agent is applied to the armpits. Using a fine needle, our cosmetic physician injects the neurotoxins just beneath the skin surface.
What are Neurotoxins?
- Neurotoxins are used to treat various medical conditions.
- They are made from microbes which cause botulism (a type of food poisoning).
- Neurotoxins are, in fact, very safe when used appropriately by qualified medical professionals.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
- Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive or abnormal sweating eg. sweating when the weather is cool.
- People with this complaint may drip sweat, soaking through their clothing, maybe causing them some embarrassment.
- For those with this condition, regular antiperspirants are ineffective. One may be a candidate for Neurotoxin treatment if sweating fails to improve with prescription antiperspirants.
How do Neurotoxin injections work?
- Neurotoxins block the nerves responsible for activating swear glands.
- Your nervous system normally activates sweat glands when the body temperature rises.
- It is how the body’ s automatic cooling system works. However, people suffering from hyperhidrosis, have overactive nerves signalling their sweat glands.
- Injecting neurotoxins directly into an area of your body that commonly sweats, essentially makes overactive nerves become paralysed.
- Sweating is only prevented in the specific area where Neurotoxins are injected.
How to prepare for the Hyperhidrosis treatment?
- Neurotoxin injections are administered in Geniale procedure room.
- Avoid shaving armpits two to three days before your appointment.
- The doctor needs to know if you take blood thinners, you may be asked to stop them for a few days to prevent bruising.
- Please do not stop any medications unless directed to by the doctor.
What to expect after the Hyperhidrosis treatment?
- You may resume normal activities immediately after treatment is completed.
- It takes two to seven days for sweating to abate in the treated area, up to two weeks for complete dryness.
- Dryness can last four to fourteen months.
- Results may not be as enduring for hands and feet.
- Treatment may only last six months before there is a need to repeat the procedure.
What are the risks and side effects of Neurotoxins?
The majority of people don’t experience them but possible side effects include:
- pain or bruising round the injection site
- flu-like symptoms
Experiencing serious side effects from neurotoxin injections is extremely rare but could include:
- muscle weakness through whole body
- trouble seeing breathing
- difficulty loss of bladder control
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