Sweating is a natural process: the body’s way of cooling down and releasing toxins. Everyone sweats – especially in the warmer weather or following exercise – but for some it can become a problem. Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes sufferers to sweat excessively or on a regular basis. Understandably it can be uncomfortable and embarrassing, and make social situations potentially awkward.
There are various treatments available to tackle hyperhidrosis, including specialist antiperspirants and lifestyle changes. One of the most effective treatments, however, is botulinum toxin injections. By injecting small amounts into the affected areas, we can block the signals between the brain and sweat glands – dramatically relieving your symptoms.
Although, as the name implies, botulinum toxin is a type of toxin, it is completely safe used in small quantities. For many years it’s been used as an anti-ageing treatment to reduce lines and wrinkles; you may be more familiar with the term ‘Botox’, which is a brand of botulinum toxin.
Botulinum toxin is most commonly used to treat the underarms, but it can be used on other parts of the body, such as the forehead or hands. The procedure usually takes just 30 minutes and the effects of one course of treatment can last for up to 8 months.
Some of our patients have the treatment once a year, to see them through the warmer summer months, while others opt for regular treatments to maintain their great results.
If you’re embarrassed by excess sweating and would like to find out how we can help, book a free consultation* with a member of our team.