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BOTULINUM TOXIN INJECTIONS EFFECTIVELY TREAT EXCESSIVE SWEATING.
What is Hyperhidrosis often referred to as Excessive Sweating?
Are wet underarms affecting your self-confidence, social and professional life? You're not alone. Hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive sweating affects 3%-5% of the population. It can start at any age, in childhood or adolescence. People with Hyperhidrosis can produce even ten times as much sweat as people without it.
If you are a sufferer botox injections can be the answer to your problem. They are a safe and effective treatment for excessive sweating.
How does it work?
Small amounts of Botulinum toxin are injected into the problematic area such as armpits, forehead, palms of hands or feet. Botox blocks the release of acetylcholine, neurotransmitter activating sweat glands. This can significantly reduce or completely stop sweating for 6 months up to a year.
Is it ok to stop my body from sweating?
Normal sweating is necessary and good for us. Our body releases sweat to regulate temperature especially when we exercise or are in a hot climate. We have about 2 million sweat glands working to cool us down.
It is when we sweat more than we need that we talk about Hyperhidrosis. This life-disrupting condition is very uncomfortable and embarrassing and can greatly affect our self-confidence.
Sometimes people are concerned about stopping armpit sweating, but this accounts for only 1% of our body’s entire perspiration. Stopping the sweat in one area doesn’t affect the rest of your body. It will produce sweat as it used to, regulating internal temperature.
You can effectively reduce or eliminate sweating using botox injections, but you may also want to talk to your doctor because there might be other underlying causes of your sweating such as diabetes, overactive thyroid or other medical condition.
Who is the candidate for excessive sweating treatment?
If you are not able to control your excessive sweating with antiperspirant, you are a candidate. You also must be 18 or over. You should not have this treatment if you are allergic to Botulinum toxin, pregnant or breastfeeding.
Free Initial Consultation
During your initial consultation, Dr Kamil will first assess your suitability for the treatment, he'll explain the treatment process and all possible side effects. He'll answer any questions you may have. If botulinum toxin treatment is right for you, he will recommend a personalised treatment.
If you require a local anaesthetic, it needs to be applied 20 min before the treatment. Some patients prefer not to use it as the pain with this treatment is minimal.
Shave your underarms and do not use any antiperspirant or deodorant for 24 hours before your treatment.
You will receive between 10 and 30 injections per armpit. The treatment takes about 20 minutes, and you can immediately get back to your normal activities.
After the treatment
Dr Kamil will explain what to do and what to avoid after the treatment. You can also find useful aftercare guidance on our anti-wrinkle injections page.
It takes about 5-7 days for the first results to be visible and about 2 weeks for the treatment to come to its full effect. The results will last for about 6 months up to a year.
We hope you will be satisfied with your treatment, however, if after 2 weeks you are not entirely happy Dr Kamil will book you for a complimentary review appointment when small top-ups can be made if necessary.
Excessive Sweating (botox) treatment FAQs"
Is it safe?
Botulinum toxin is considered a safe and effective medical treatment. It has been proven for safety and efficacy. Like with all medical treatments there might be some side effects such as redness, bruising and swelling, but these are usually minimal and disappear quickly. Dr Kamil will explain all possible side effects during your initial consultation.
Is it painful?
The armpits aren't very sensitive area and the injections are shallow using a very thin needle, so the pain is very little. However, to ease any discomfort, Dr Kamil may apply a topical anaesthetic.
How much does it cost?
The cost of one treatment is between £395 - £550 (depending on your individual needs) and the effects will last for six months up to a year. For further info please refer to our prices page.
Who can inject botox for excessive sweating?
All Botulinum toxin injections are medical treatments and can only be done by a medical professional such as a doctor or a dentist with special training in cosmetic injectables.
You will find a lot more information including botox aftercare tips and dos and don'ts on our anti-wrinkle injections page.