• Dr. Naureen Akhtar General Practitioner MBBS,MRCGP,DRCOG
Wrinkle reduction treatment for scalp sweating

Many women, and even men, want to keep their manes fresh and lovely. Now, Wrinkle reduction treatment is moving from the facial lines and wrinkles to the top of the head to help reduce scalp sweat and keep hair clean and fresh.

Such trend in the application of Wrinkle reduction treatment for scalp sweating begun among fitness enthusiasts and workout-holics who look for ways to mitigate their scalp sweating as it seem to wreck their hair when attending Spin class or yoga.

How Wrinkle reduction treatment Works for Excessive Scalp Sweating

Nowadays, Botulinum toxin A, commonly known as Wrinkle reduction treatment , has been used for a wide range of purposes, ranging from eliminating wrinkles and saggy neck to helping alleviate migraines. One of the recent applications has been expanded to mollify excessive sweating, because injection can now be used for hands, feet and underarms. People suffering from hyperhidrosis, a condition involving overactive sweat glands, have benefited from this.

Usual hyperhidrosis happens on the palms, underarms and feet. Many men injected it on their palms to prevent the sweaty handshake. The effect may last between six and 12 months. While the scalp is an unusual site, the action is still the same.

Wrinkle reduction treatment is FDA-approved for use as treatment for hyperhidrosis. It works by temporarily blocking acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that controls nerve signals that stimulate sweat glands. Simply put, it blocks the communication between the sweat glands and the nerves.

But how many Wrinkle reduction treatment shots does it need for the entire scalp?

Since the scalp has a greater surface area compared to, say, the forehead, the number of shots range from 100 to 200 injections. While this sounds a lot – and pretty painful, the procedure goes quickly, only takes 15 to 30 minutes with injections not really painful than you would imagine. The procedure is minimally painful, using very tiny needle to inject into the hair follicle opening.

So far, the responses among people who tried it are positive. They reported getting fewer blowout since their hair is no longer ruined due to sweating. They also save money with lesser visit to the salon. The good thing is that the procedure has no effect on hair growth. In fact, ongoing studies are being done on the use of Wrinkle reduction treatment for the treatment of hair loss. Wrinkle reduction treatment could be a potential treatment to make thicker hair.

But keep in mind that you may not completely stop the sweating. The effect of Wrinkle reduction treatment is different for every patient. Some people can go through multiple workouts without sweating, while other patients will only sweat less.
The bottom line is that Wrinkle reduction treatment scalp injections can very well help you sweat less and reduce on blowout. Look for a qualified and experienced injector and discuss your expectations and the pros and cons of the procedure.