Do you suffer with Excessive Sweating? Do you suffer with sweaty hands, sweaty feet or sweaty armpits? Or, suffer from Hyperhidrosis? Then this might be the perfect treatment for you!
Excessive sweating due to hyperhidrosis forces men and women to change their clothes every few hours, limits personal style, ruins fabrics, and erodes self-confidence. Hyperhidrosis can seriously affect careers, personal life and even personalities. Over time the effect of the condition can result in low self- esteem, as sweating can be associated with socially unacceptable odour and patches on clothes. It can be treated or controlled to regain the lost self- esteem.
Topical medications, oral medications, iontophoresis, and surgery have proven to have limited success in the majority of patients suffering from Hyperhidrosis and some of these hyperhidrosis treatments have unwanted side effects. Botulinum toxin type A injection has been found to give effective relief from this embarrassing condition.
Sweating in underarms usually starts in adolescence whilst the problem of sweating in palms and soles of the feet often starts earlier around age 13.
Hyperhidrosis is a medical problem which can cause discomfort and embarrassment. This treatment works by using Botox to block the chemical in the glands that produce sweat. Therefore, significantly reducing sweat production. Underarm hyperhidrosis is the most common condition and can be treated successfully. The effects of this treatment last on average around 6 to 8 months.
So, how is it done? Small injections of Botox are used in various, systematic places in the problem area. Though the injections can be uncomfortable, numbing cream can be used prior to treatment. The injections will feel like tiny pinpricks and our clients have told us that this treatment is nowhere near as painful as waxing.
There are a number of benefits to this non-surgical hyperhidrosis treatment which include:
For the first couple of hours after treatment, direct sunlight to the area should be avoided and the treated area should not be rubbed to avoid irritation. Please avoid any swimming activities for 24 hours.
Hyperhidrosis is also known excessive sweating. The area is treated with injections of botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin also known as Botox is also used to treat wrinkles. In this case it targets the sweat glands that need treatment.
Botox temporarily blocks the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat gland. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, severe underarm sweating is reduced. Sweat will be continued to produced elsewhere. There is no increased sweat production at other areas.
It normally starts within 5-7 days for the muscle relaxant injections to work and to see a reduction in sweating. Optimal results around 2 weeks. We expect around a 75% reduction in sweating with a range up to 95% reduction. It really can work wonders!
Clinical trials suggest an average of 7 to 8 months
At Dr Aesthetica all patients will undergo a full consultation and examination. At your consultation the procedure will be fully explained, knowing you’re in safe, expert and medically qualified hands.
You will be able to drive and engage in all of your usual daily activities immediately after your injections. You may develop slight bruising at the injection sites, but otherwise there will be no visible signs of your skincare treatment. Treatment usually takes around 15-20 minutes.
Many people find their procedure with Dr Aesthetica more comfortable than expected. The pain associated with injections is mild and no local anaesthetic is required. The needles used are very fine.
Complications associated with this sweating treatment are rare. It is possible to that you will experience some mild bruising at the treatment sites, but this will fade within a few days. Additionally, it is possible that small persistent areas of sweating will require more than a single treatment to achieve desired results. There is no risk of muscle weakness, numbness or permanent changes in the underarm skin.
Muscle relaxing injections such as Botox are ideal for anyone who suffers with excessive sweating. You may want to consider this treatment if:
– You are embarrassed by excessive underarm sweating
– You have tried other sweating treatments without success
– You work in close contact with others (eg hairstylists, nurses, dentists, hygienists, airline flight attendants, etc)
– You have previously ruined clothes due to excessive sweating
Botox is a safe and effective way to treat excessive sweating. As a general rule, the best candidates will also possess good overall health and realistic expectations.