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!
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.
by Marina Shtemberg