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Excessive sweating (also known as hyperhidrosis) is a problem that affects a large number of men and women and can leave the affected areas constantly damp, making everyday activities difficult to carry out, and causing embarrassment to the sufferer.
Botulinim Toxin injections are a very effective treatment for reducing excessive sweating. It works especially well for underarms.
The results are noticeable from 2-14 days after the injection and can last for several months and are easily topped-up. We recommend repeat treatments at 6-8 monthly intervals to maintain the effects. Over time, you may notice that the repeat treatments last longer with each subsequent treatment.
During your consultation we’ll find out how excessive sweating is affecting your life and we’ll assess whether the excessive sweating could be caused by an underlying health condition.
Botulinim Toxin is used to treat primary focal hyperhidrosis by blocking the chemical signals from your nerves that stimulate your sweat glands to activate. We inject the area where sweating is problematic and as a result, patients sweat less and feel more confident wearing certain clothes.
It is essential that your clinician has the right training and experience which includes having a sound understanding of anatomy and physiology.
Excessive sweating can be treated to allow:
- No more embarrassing sweat patches showing at meeting or social events
- No more having to carry clean, dry clothes and change through out the day
- No more avoiding social events or feeling self-conscious when meeting people
The treatment takes approximately 15 minutes.
This treatment costs £450 for both underarms.
You may experience some localised redness, swelling and mild bruising is possible
Further treatment may be needed in 2 weeks for optimum
Should not massage treated area for the first 72 hours
Effect of treatment is temporary ( 4-12 months reported)
The treatment should last between 6 – 9 months.