Botox for underarm perspiration

Frequently asked questions:

-         What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes patients to experience excessive sweating in various areas of the body, such as their face, palms, underarms, and feet. Depending on which area is affected, hyperhidrosis is categorised into facial hyperhidrosis (face), palmar hyperhidrosis (palms), axillary hyperhidrosis (underarms) and plantar hyperhidrosis (feet). In one form or another it impacts nearly 3% of the UK population. While the root cause of hyperhidrosis is unknown, it’s understood to happen when the sympathetic nervous system (which stimulates sweat production) goes into overdrive, causing certain sweat glands to produce more sweat than is required to keep the body cool. Some experts believe that hyperhidrosis is a genetic condition, while others link it to emotional stress.

Whatever form it takes, hyperhidrosis can lead to tremendous embarrassment in social and professional situations as well as impacting emotional wellbeing. For example, a person suffering with severe underarm sweating will often be worrying about side-effects such as stained clothes and body odour. Similarly, those with palmar hyperhidrosis will fear instances where they are expected to shake hands.

-         Is hyperhidrosis always hereditary?

No, but in almost 50% of recorded cases there is a family history of hyperhidrosis. When a person is born with this condition, he or she has primary hyperhidrosis. If hyperhidrosis develops as a result of another medical condition such as menopause or hyperthyroidism, it is called secondary hyperhidrosis.

Secondary hyperhidrosis usually involves excessive sweating across multiple parts of the body, as opposed to being localised like the majority of primary hyperhidrosis cases.

How does Botox treat hyperhidrosis?

Botox is administered to the affected area through a number of small injections. This causes sweat gland nerve endings to become blocked, suppressing the production of sweat from the sebaceous glands. This procedure is fast, safe and simple, and will typically reduce the amount of sweat produced in the affected area by around 90%.

Hyperhidrosis treatments are popular among clients that work in certain industries, such as air hostesses, hairdressers and bodybuilders.

-         How long does a hyperhidrosis treatment with Botox take to work?

It will take up to 4 weeks to feel the full effects of a hyperhidrosis treatment with Botox. At Skin Appeal Clinic we are pleased to offer a free 4-week top up to all of our hyperhidrosis patients.

-         How long will a hyperhidrosis Botox treatment remain effective?

Clients can expect the treatment to remain effective for 7 to 12 months. Most of our hyperhidrosis patients chose to have the treatment done at the beginning of spring to reduce sweating over the summer period.

-         What are the side effects of a hyperhidrosis Botox treatment and what aftercare is required?

There are very few side effects associated with hyperhidrosis treatment with Botox. The procedure itself is especially safe and straightforward. No pain relief is required during or after the treatment.

In terms of aftercare, all we recommend is that clients refrain from using antiperspirant for 48 hours following the procedure as the underarm area can become sensitive.

Our hyperhidrosis treatments are priced at £350

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