Excessive sweating – Hyperhidrosis

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:

  • Small and limited incisions
  • Low pain level & minimum discomfort
  • No downtime or recovery
  • Quick return to the daily routine activities
  • After 2 hours, normal activities can be resumed including exercise

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.

What is hyperhidrosis treatment?

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.

How can I get rid of excessive sweating?

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.

How soon will I notice improvement in my sweating?

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!

How long does hyperhidrosis treatment last?

Clinical trials suggest an average of 7 to 8 months

What can I expect when treating excessive sweating?

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.

Is there any downtime after botox for sweating?

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.

I’m interested in have excessive sweating treated, but will it hurt?

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.

How safe is treatment for excess sweating?

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.

Who are good candidates for excessive sweating with Botox?

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.

How our Excessive Sweating treatments work

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    Your initial consultation with Dr Aesthetica will consist of evaluating your full medical history and lifestyle including whether previous treatments have been undertaken and what your expectations are from the treatment itself. This will determine whether you are a safe candidate for Botox.

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    The treatment itself will last around 15 to 30 minutes.  A topical anaesthetic can be applied before treatment begins, to make the procedure more comfortable. After treatment, Dr Aesthetica will provide you with after-care information.

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    Recovery is minimal, often with no downtime.  You may experience sensitivity for up to 24 hours.  Though swelling and/or bruising can be present, this is usually minimal. You will need to refrain from touching or rubbing the treated areas for around 12 hours.

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    Results will be noticeable around 2 weeks after the treatment though some clients may start to notice a slight change around several days after treatment. The full effects can last around 6 – 8 months on average.