Perspiring is a normal part of daily life – it’s the body’s way of regulating temperature. However, for some people sweating is a major problem causing distress and embarrassment. This condition is known as primary hyperhidrosis affecting the armpits hands, and feet.
For heavy and severe underarm sweating there are non-invasive options to try such as prescription anti-perspirants and sweat proof clothing but there’s also non-surgical solution called hyperhidrosis Botox treatment – is it right for you? Take a look…
Botox is a brand of Botulinum Toxin which is perfectly safe administered in minute doses. It works by blocking the signals travelling along the nerves to the sweat glands – significantly reducing the amount of sweat produced by the glands.
When Botox is injected into the skin the treatment acts as a roadblock –stopping the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine – chemical nerve cells make to communicate with each other. This disruption prevents the stimulation to produce sweat.
Each Botox for hyperhidrosis treatment may include several injections concentrated in the affected area – Botox has been approved to treat not only axillary hyperhidrosis (excessively sweaty armpits) but also for plantar (sweaty feet) and palmar (sweaty hands) problems.
After receiving the injections you’ll experience dry armpits, feet, and hands for up to six months depending on your lifestyle – stress and exercise may make the results fade more quickly.
Using Botox for sweating will be explained to you during your consultation before treatment – and you need to have removed any armpit hair before your appointment. Your underarms will be thoroughly sterilised with a cleansing solution and a topical numbing cream may be applied if you have any sensitivity or are nervous about the procedure.
You’ll be injected with a very fine needle introducing the Botox to the targeted areas. The process takes about 30-45 minutes as each armpit will need about 15 injections. It can take up to a week for the Botox to take full effect – but results are often noticed sooner.
Although Botox is only injected at the problem site there may be issues with other parts of the body following the procedure. Although these symptoms are rare they may include:
Dr Q is a cosmetic doctor with advanced medical expertise. At your complimentary consultation at the Luxe Skin Clinic you’ll find out all about how does Botox stop sweating. Dr Q specialises in cosmetic injections and will be your single point of contact for all your treatments and aftercare.
Your symptoms will be assessed to ensure the procedure is suitable for you – it’s not recommended for pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding. It’s also unsuitable if you have muscle or nervous disorders, or on medication for those problems.
The treatment needs to be repeated every six months for the best results – your specialist team will go through all the details with you.
Not ready to book a face to face consultation? Why not tell us about your concerns and we will call you back to discuss treatment options.
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