Hyperhidrosis is a condition of excessive sweating in certain parts of the body. Axillary hyperhidrosis refers to severe sweating under the arms. Excessive sweating without any underlying medical condition is called primary hyperhidrosis. If the cause of excessive sweating is due to a medical condition, this is referred to as secondary hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is caused by overactive sweat glands where increased release of acetylcholine, a chemical from the central nervous system that directs the sweat glands to produce sweat, causes excessive perspiration. Hyperhidrosis may significantly affect the social and psychological wellbeing of an individual. It may cause physical discomfort, social embarrassment, affect occupational and daily activities, and at times may also cause social isolation.
Several treatment options are available for treatment of hyperhidrosis.
Anti-aging injection: Considering the limitations of all other treatments, Anti-aging injection may be a better choice for axillary hyperhidrosis. Anti-aging injection blocks the nerves responsible for sweating in the underarm and prevents excessive sweating. It is recommended by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as renowned dermatologists for treatment of severe underarm sweating. The effect of each Anti-aging injection treatment may last for 6–10 months.
Anti-aging injection is available in 100- and 200- unit single-use vials. Your dermatologist commonly injects 50 units of Anti-aging injection in 2 mL saline at 10–15 sites (0.1–0.2 mL in each) under each arm.
Anti-aging injection is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any botulinum toxin and in patients with infection at the site of injection.