Botox for hyperhidrosis

Excess sweating (hyperhidrosis) is a common, harmless condition which can start during puberty. Usually as we reach adulthood, the symptoms cease and we can go on with our everyday lives as normal.

However, if it continues indefinitely, it can drastically affect our confidence, wellbeing and even our personal relationships and working situations. Hyperhidrosis can occur on several parts of the body such as the armpits, hands, feet, back and even on the face. This condition can dramatically affect our lives, from choosing certain clothing to attending social gatherings.

Many topical treatments for hyperhidrosis contain harsh chemicals which can burn or irritate the skin and in many cases, are unsuccessful in the long-term. Here at Sean White Aesthetics in Herne Hill near Dulwich Village, we offer a fast and highly-effective, injectable treatment, using Botox, for hyperhidrosis which can offer results that last anything up to 6 months at a time.

What is Botox for hyperhidrosis?

Botox is the brand name for the substance Botulinum Toxin Type A, a natural protein which has been used for various conditions for many years. When Botox is injected into a specific area such as the armpits or hands, it will immobilise the sweat glands, dramatically reducing excess sweating. Although this is a temporary treatment which is required every 6 to 9 months, it can dramatically improve the symptoms of hyperhidrosis and improve the lives of those who experience it, long-term.

Am I suitable for Botox for hyperhidrosis?

If you are otherwise fit and healthy and experience hyperhidrosis, you will most likely be suitable for Botox for hyperhidrosis. However, prior to any procedure of this kind, we will request that you attend a pre-treatment consultation, to assess your symptoms and ensure you are medically safe to undergo this treatment.

What happens during a Botox for hyperhidrosis treatment?

A topical anaesthetic will be applied to your skin and left to take effect for around 30 to 40 minutes. The skin will then be cleansed and your practitioner will then highlight the sweat pores by using a blend of iodine and starch, which temporarily stains the area. This will highlight the main areas requiring treatment and where a higher concentration of injections might be needed. After this, a series of very small injections will be administered by your practitioner, to the area, so as to disperse the Botox into the sweat glands and immobilise their secretions. The treatment should take no more than 30 minutes and there is no significant aftercare or downtime following this treatment.

Does a Botox for hyperhidrosis treatment hurt?

As a topical anaesthetic can be used to help with any discomfort, the treatment should not be painful. Some sensation may be experienced as a needle is used in several areas, but should not be unbearable.

When will I experience results from my Botox for hyperhidrosis treatment?

Your Botox treatment may take up to 14 days to become fully effective and you can expect to experience up to a 95% reduction in sweat excretion, making a significant improvement to your everyday life.

How long do the results from my Botox for hyperhidrosis treatment last?

Results from this treatment can last anything between 4 to 9 months, depending on your own response to the Botox substance.

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