Sweating is normal and necessary to control body temperature during exercise and in warmer surroundings. Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating affects about 1% or 2% of the population.
It can occur in many different areas of the body, and it affects both sexes equally, and all races. Hyperhidrosis is not a temporary condition and it can severely impact the daily life of people who suffer from it.
We use Botulinum Toxin A injections to treat this condition by injecting it into the underarm skin. This permanently blocks nerve endings so that no further sweat can be produced from the sweat glands. Excessive underarm / armpit sweating is then stopped for approximately 5-8 months. After this time the treatment can be repeated.
This treatment is carried out by our Senior Nurse, Debbie Mills, who will give you a free consultation before the treatment. The consultation helps to determine where sweating occurs at its worst and to ensure that you have no health problems that Botox may interfere with. We do not currently treat excessive sweating in the hands or feet.
The Botox injection itself is relatively quick and painless. Firstly, the skin area will be cleaned to avoid infection. Then the Botox will be injected with a very fine needle, with each armpit administered around fifteen injections. You can resume normal activities immediately.
The procedure will take 30 to 45 minutes on average.
Within 6-12 weeks, your body starts to produce new nerve endings. These new endings can receive the message to turn those particular sweat glands on, so mild sweating returns. Within 5-8 months, all of the new nerve endings have been produced and the chemical message can be received, turning all of the sweat glands on again. Sweating returns to normal and the treatment has finished.
The method we use for this treatment provides longer-lasting results than topical treatments, without the necessity of invasive surgical procedures.
|Procedure Time||30 minutes|
|Back to Work||24 hours|
|Full Recovery||48 hours|
|Sensitivity Period||24 hour|
|Duration of Results||4-6 months|
|Risks & Complications||Asymmetry, bruising, swelling, infection|
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