Sweating is a natural process which occurs when toxins are released by sweat glands as a way to cool the body down. It can also become a pretty awkward problem if you suffer from excessive sweating, otherwise known as hyperhidrosis. As the summer edges ever closer, it is a real problem for many people.

At Sensu, we can help you overcome this problem. Most commonly known as an anti-ageing treatment, botulinum toxin type A or Botox has for many years been used as a muscle spasm treatment. It is however less known for being a very effective treatment against excess sweating.

In small doses, Botox blocks the release of chemicals which make the sweat glands secrete sweat. It generally tends to be used as an underarm treatment, an area of the body particularly sensitive to sweating, although it can also be used in other body parts.

It is advised you should repeat treatment every six months for optimal effect, although results can last up to a year when carried out properly. Excess sweating treatment is most effective when targeting specific areas, as opposed to general hyperhidrosis. The procedure can be conducted under local anaesthesia to make it entirely painless.

It is important to speak to a specialist before going ahead with treatment to ensure you are a suitable patient. It isn’t uncommon for patients to be allergic to some of the ingredients in Botox. For instance, if you’re allergic to other botulinum toxins like Myobloc, Xeomin or Dysport, you should probably keep away from Botox.

To find out more about Botox treatment to reduce excess sweating, come in for a free consultation at Sensu. Our cosmetic treatment experts will advise you on the best course of action.