Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is a common condition whereby the body, or part of it, sweats greater than is required for normal body temperature regulation. The excessive sweating can affect the whole body or be localized to certain areas like the armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis), or hands and feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis). Certain medical conditions, and medications, can cause hyperhidrosis but the majority of times it occurs in healthy individuals. People who suffer from this can feel embarrassed and often report the significant impact it can have on personal and social relationships, let alone wardrobe choices! Thankfully, treatment is available to help with this condition.
Underarms – £400
WHAT TREATMENT IS AVAILABLE?
Using Botulinum Toxin Type A, numerous small injections are made superficially to the area requiring treatment. A very small needle is used and the injection is not deep at all. People say this is more tickly than painful! The Botulinum Toxin stops the sweat gland from producing excessive amounts of sweat when it is signaled to do so.
HOW LONG DOES THIS TREATMENT LAST?
Whilst everybody differs in how long the results last, the average duration is about 6 months. With repeated treatments to the area you may never be bothered by excessive sweating again.
AM I SUITABLE FOR THIS TREATMENT?
Prior to having this treatment, a full medical history will be taken by our doctor to ensure your suitability. You will not be able to have treatment if you are pregnant, considering becoming pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Will this treatment stop me sweating completely?
Botulinum Toxin is not a permanent cure and some people may get greater benefit than others may. In hyperhidrosis, Botox helps to stop or greatly reduce the sweating. This will usually happen within two weeks of treatment
DO YOU NUMB THE AREA?
No, we don’t. Clients don’t report this to be painful enough to warrant any topical anaesthetic.
IS ANY PREPARATION REQUIRED FOR AXILLARY HYPERHIDROSIS?
Before coming for your treatment, we ask that you shave your underarms, and avoid wearing deodorant on the day of your treatment.
IS THERE ANY DOWN TIME?
No, immediately after treatment you can resume normal activities.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF BOTOX?
The common side effects of Botox injections are burning sensation, stinging sensation, swelling, mild bleeding, redness of the skin of the injection site and sweating in sites other than the armpits.
Less common side effects include itchy rash, headache, numbness on the hands and fingers, hot flushes, abnormal skin odour and hair loss. Rare side effects include nausea, anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction), localised muscle pain, weakness, and joint stiffness. Extremely rare side effects are muscle weakness at distant sites.