Hyperhydrosis is a medical condition where a person sweats excessively, much more than the body needs to to regulate it’s temperature. It can be a disabling condition and many people have a real loss of confidence, cannot wear certain clothing and dread holidays in hot countries. It is also of concern to teachers, lecturers and anyone presenting at meetings or in business. Stressful situations, again are times when hyperhydrosis is a problem. Sweat also stains and ruins clothing. The ‘over the counter’ and prescription antiperspirants are often irritant to the skin and require constant reapplication.
Botox works to help stop Hyperhydrosis by blocking the nerve impulses that stimulate the sweat glands contract and release sweat onto the body.
Botox can be used to treat excessive sweating in areas on the body such as the armpits, hands, feet or face (shown below).
About 1-2 days before a treatment you should shave the area. On the day the skin is cleansed and local aesthetic cream is applied. After 30 minutes the skin is numb. The 15-20 tiny injections placed just under the surface of the skin are therefore painless. The treatment takes around 20 minutes.
There may be a slight ‘cat scratch’ appearance of the underarms for a couple of days.
Non alcohol antiperspirant should be used for the first few days. The effects start to come on after 36-48 hours with full results at about 2 weeks.
The effects of Botox usually last from six to eight months, with results of the treatment visible within 2 weeks after the treatment.
Dr Ros Debenham or Nurse Helen carry out all hyperhydrosis injections and follow ups.
Hyperhydrosis treatment is be applied to effected areas of the body such as the armpits, hands and feet.
Hyperhydrosis usually lasts up to 4 months but can last up to six months with the results being visible between two to fourteen days. There is a cumulative effect and the time between treatment can increase if the muscles are not allowed to fully recover their strength.
Doctor Ros carries out a full assessment for anyone considering Hyperhydrosis. You will be required to fill out a medical form to rule out any conditions that might contraindicate a treatment.
If you are considering Botox call us to book a consultation with Dr Ros Debenham and find out everything you need to know about Botox. Alternatively click on the ‘book an appointment’ button at the top of this page.
The cost of hyperhydrosis is £395. The Botox for the treatment is reconstituted on the day and cannot be kept for subsequent use.
Like anti-wrinkle injections, only tiny amounts of Botox are injected meaning this treatment is not harmful. Very occasionally there may be slight swelling or even more rarely bruising at the injection site. Dr Ros/Nurse Helen never rush appointments, they assess your body at every consultation and presses the injected area to avoid any bruising.
You can start to see results in 48 hours but for full results it can take upto 2 weeks.
Dr Ros/Nurse Helen administer a topical local anaesthetic so that it doesn’t hurt.
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