Botox, one of the most talked about cosmetic procedures, is nothing but a type of neuromodulator injection. A neuromodulator is a type of injectable that is used to relax and soften the skin by confining the muscles from contracting. Botox is widely used for erasing wrinkles and facial contouring to get a younger looking skin.
However, in recent days this neuromodulator injection is also being used to treat excessive sweating. Your nervous system basically activates the sweat glands only when the body temperature rises. But if people suffer from hyperhidrosis, then the nerves that signal your sweat glands will be overactive.
This treatment involves using injections of small doses that contain neurotoxin solution. These injections act as a barrier when neurotransmitter acetylcholine combines with your sweat glands to signal your body to release the sweat.
When you get your botox injections directly onto the area where you sweat a lot, the overactive nerves will be paralysed. So this way you will not sweat anymore. However, it should also be understood that neuromodulator injections will prevent sweating only in the specific area where they are injected.
At first, the doctor will mark the area of treatment with an ink and then inject the botox below the surface using a fine needle. This procedure will approximately take only 20 to 30 minutes. You will be given around 15 to 20 injections that will form a grid pattern around the area of treatment. The administering of injections will only take 20 to 30 minutes. Not to forget that, you will also be given a numbing agent or an ice to prevent any pain.
Botox injections are primarily used for;