Do you suffer from excessive sweating? Widely affected, many people do not know that Anti-Wrinkle Injections can be used as a therapeutic option to reduce shutterstock_127893821excessive sweating, working by temporarily blocking the nerves that stimulate glands to produce and secrete sweat. Anti-wrinkle injections have been used for medical purposes for a long time, with hyperhidrosis having been approved as an indication by the TGA. More and more therapeutic uses of anti-wrinkle injections are being researched, tested and approved including eyelid spasm and headaches treatments.

Many are familiar with the use of anti-wrinkle injections to eliminate the appearance on the face, such as Frown Lines and Crowes Feet, but it can also be very effective at treating hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for abnormal, excessive sweating. It is estimated that around 1% of the population suffers from hyperhidrosis and for these individuals each day can be full of embarrassment. Most causes of Hyperhidrosis are unknown and can even effect people in the cooler months of the year.

Sweating allows your body to regulate its core temperature. Normal sweating is caused by an increase in temperature, physical activity, and even emotional turmoil or stress can cause sweat to be produced. If you have hyperhidrosis then you may sweat excessively around the clock. This sweat may be produced in the armpits, the hands, and the feet, or it can occur all over the body.


How Do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Work?

If you suffer from excessive sweating then any underlying medical cause should be ruled out. Anti-wrinkle injections work by creating a roadblock such that the chemical signals from the nerves do not stimulate the sweat glands. Given that the sweat glands don’t receive the signals, sweat production is not stimulated and as a result, sweating is stopped or reduced. Anti-Wrinkle injections for hyperhidrosis is commonly used for sweaty underarms, sweaty palms and sweaty feet.


There is much talk about Anti-Wrinkle Injections being dangerous?

Anti-wrinkle injections have been used for over a decade for cosmetic purposes and even longer for medicinal, therapeutic purposes safely and effectively, with no long term side-effects. Anti-Wrinkle injections are a prescription medicine and as such, should only be injected by a fully qualified and trained doctor. When in ‘good, experienced hands, anti-wrinkle injections are extremely safe.

As with any medication, there may be some side effects. Whilst very minimal, the most common ones are; bruising or redness and swelling around the treated area, headache, tiredness and neck pain.  These side effects are not common, and when they do occur the symptoms usually disappear within a few days.


Anti-Wrinkle injections for Hyperhidrosis May Not Be Right For Everyone

If you suffer from excessive sweating then this procedure may be able to help, but anti-wrinkle injections may not be right for everyone. If you are or plan on becoming pregnant then this treatment should be avoided. Breastfeeding mothers also need to steer clear. It is important to discuss any concerns with a qualified professional, where your medical history can be discussed to ensure your suitability and that your expectations are realistic.


If you want to discuss excessive sweating, or any other cosmetic or plastic surgery procedures, please call us at Pure Aesthetics on 9252 9262, or contact us for an appointment.