Hyperhidrosis Treatments for Excessive Sweating
Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
Hyperhidrosis is a medical term used to describe excessive sweating which can be uncomfortable and have a negative effect on a person’s confidence. Hyperhidrosis most commonly affects the axilla (armpit).
Is treatment suitable for everyone?
Before treatment, you will have a medical consultation to ensure that the treatment is safe for you and to answer any questions that you may have.
Hyperhidrosis is not suitable if;
- You have a known allergy to Botulinum toxin A or any of its excipients
- Neuromuscular disorders
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
- If you are using certain medications
- If you are under 18 years old
How does it work?
Botulinum toxin (Botox®) can be an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis. Small doses of Botulinum toxin are injected into the skin blocking the nerve supply to the sweat gland and preventing the glands from producing sweat.
How long does it last?
The treatment does not cure hyperhidrosis but provides temporary relief and needs to be repeated every 5 to 6 months for maximum effect.
You will notice an improvement within 7 days.
- Do not use deodorant for 24 hours
- Avoid touching the area or putting pressure on the injection sites for 72 hours
- Avoid exercise for 24 hours
Side effects and risks
- Slight discomfort at the injection site
- Some people experience mild headaches after treatment which are usually short-lived.
The procedure takes around 30 minutes
Results in 7 days
Lasts for 4-6 months
Side effects and risks Infection, bruising, swelling
Aftercare Avoid touching area for 72 hours, do not apply deodorant for 24 hours, no exercise for 24 hours