Did you know that your body has anywhere from 2 to 4 MILLION sweat glands? The majority of your sweat glands are located in your armpits, palms and feet, so it’s no wonder that most people find these are the areas that get sweaty the most.
How Do You Sweat?
Sweat glands are connected to nerve endings which trigger sweat production. Your body starts sweating when a chemical message is sent from your brain to these nerve endings, activating the sweat glands. Triggers don’t just have to be related to a hot environment – they can also be stress, hormones and anxiety.
Keeping your body cool is one of the best ways to minimize perspiration. If you find it’s because you’re stressed out, taking a break to relax can also help.
But even these solutions can’t help some people. If your sweating is excessive, you may have a condition known as hyperhidrosis. Although not serious, hyperhidrosis can be embarrassing because sufferers can have prolonged bouts of sweaty hands, armpits and feet (as well as other parts of the body). A safe way to treat hyperhidrosis is a BOTOX injection. One injection targets the nerves connected to the sweat glands, disrupting communication. This prevents the targeted sweat glands from producing sweat. This is a safe treatment that is performed by a medical professional at Skin Vitality.