Electrolysis and Underarm Sweat/Smell Reduction

Great news for people suffering from excessive sweating!!!

Even though electrolysis is done for convenience and cosmetic purposes, it has another beneficial effect.

It reduces sweating and underarm odor!  Of all other methods, ELECTROLYSIS IS THE ONLY PERMANENT SOLUTION.

Excessive sweating, medically known as hyperhidrosis, involves overactive sweat glands. Sweating is necessary to keep the body cool, however it should not interfere with a person’s ability to function and interact. Excessive underarm sweating can disrupt many aspects of a person’s life, from career choices and recreational activities to relationships, emotional well being and self esteem. It affects quality of life. It may cause embarrassment and frustration. This condition may be a hereditary or physiological condition affecting 2-3 % of the population and yet less than 40% seek medical advice for this condition.

During the electrolysis process, not only the hair follicles are destroyed but also sweat glands are cauterized, sealed off. Underarm odor is reduced to a minimum because there is no hair to trap bacteria and degrade the sweat, which is a real plus!

Armpit Bromhidrosis

One unique and bothersome aspect of armpit sweating is that it can often be smelly, a condition called bromhidrosis. Apocrine bromhidrosis is the most common type of bromhidrosis, mostly occurring in the armpit.

We all have sudoriferous glands. Under this title, there are two glands that make sweat:

1. The eccrine gland

2. The apocrine gland

The armpits and groin area contain both eccrine and apocrine sweat glands.

Eccrine glands – Almost all the sweat glands in your body are of a type called eccrine glands and they do not emit odor. They exist alone, meaning, they do not empty into hair follicle and have no connection to the hair follicle. They produce a more dilute, watery sweat when the body has an increase in temperature.

Apocrine glands – are found only in certain areas of the body like the underarms and genital areas. The underarms have the most active apocrine glands. They secrete their sweat into the hair follicle and do not stand alone like the eccrine glands. They are connected to the hair follicle. The odor develops when bacteria breaks down the sweat.

Electrolysis can be very helpful for a condition called apocrine  bromhidrosis or “stinking sweat” or “body odor”.  No matter how clean these individuals are with apocrine bromhidrosis, they smell all the time, which is kind of hard on their social and work life.  Electrolysis is helpful for this kind of sweat because the apocrine glands empty right into the hair follicle to get liquid to the skin surface.  As for the apocrine glands, once the hair follicle is destroyed, their secretions have nowhere to go, so the body just reabsorbs the secretions and the smelly problem goes away.

Botox and Sweating

“Often areas with excessive sweating are treated with topical medications. However, when medical grade antiperspirants are not effective people think that Botox is the next step. Botox reduces or eliminates sweating by blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When effective, sweat is not produced or is greatly reduced in the treated areas. The production of excessive sweat stops only in the areas treated.

In a medical study, 81% achieved a greater than 50% reduction in sweating. Botox is not a cure. The treatment has to be repeated at intervals. In more than half the patients the effectiveness lasted 7 months, however durations of up to 2 years were not uncommon. Sweating returns gradually and usually the patient knows when it is time to return to the doctor.

Botox is not advisable in certain conditions, such as pregnancy or breastfeeding. With some rare diseases like Lou Gehrig’s disease, Myasthenia Gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome Botox must be used with caution. Side effects include bruising in the area and temporary headache.”

If you failed traditional remedies there is a solution…ELECTROLYSIS. It is safe, works on any hair color, skin type and 100% permanent.
Source:  Santa Clarita News / Hometownstation.com

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2 thoughts on “Electrolysis and Underarm Sweat/Smell Reduction”

  1. Nice article, thank you.
    Do you have any published data for electrolysis’ effectiveness in hyperhidrosis?
    You have not mentioned iontophoresis is there a reason for this?
    Thank you

  2. June,
    I don’t have published data for electrolysis’ effectiveness in hyperhidrosis but I do have my own statistics. I have been doing electrolysis for 20 years and had many clients with sweating problem. All of them told me that sweating decreased about 70-80 percent. I did not mention iontophoresis because I thought it is not a popular method and many people are not aware of it. In USA it is very popular to do Botox or get prescriptions. Thank you for your comment and a link to hyperhidrosis site for more detailed and scientific information. I hope people with such problem will make the right choice for them.

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