WHAT CAUSES EXCESSIVE SWEATING?
Many individuals suffer from excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, which may occur in several parts of the body. Commonly affected parts include the palms of the hands or armpits, but the back, groin, face and head may also be affected. Sweat stains can cause considerable embarrassment to the individual, especially in public, with those suffering from excessive sweating often developing the condition early in life. They will also sweat consistently, regardless of temperature or weather.
Usually produced by sweat glands during hot weather, exercise, moments of stress, or fevers. Sweat production is usually triggered by nerves that stop producing it when these factors are not around. Hyperhidrosis is a condition that means sweat glands are constantly working to produce sweat, resulting in sweating even in cold surroundings or air-conditioned areas.
HOW CAN IT BE TREATED?
Botox can prevent the sweat trigger from inducing more sweat production. Without a signal to continue sweating, the glands will stop producing sweat with clinical studies suggesting that Botox can be responsible for reducing excessive sweating by up to 80%! The injections also act as an alternative to surgery for individuals that are afraid of going under the knife, but this is usually a last resort as Botox injections can usually solve the issue without the need for further treatment.
Numbing cream will be used to reduce discomfort or pain, while the smallest and finest needles will be used to administer Botox. Some minor bruising, numbness or mild headaches may be experienced but this will subside fairly swiftly, and actual side effects of undergoing Botox injections are very rare.
Botox takes up to a week to take effect, and you can expect a drastic reduction in sweat production. You can return to your daily activities as soon as treatment is completed, with no downtime necessary for Botox injections.
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Botox can control your sweat glands for about 6-8 months, but top-up treatments will be needed to maintain your current situation of preventing excessive sweating. Our experts will offer advice regarding the best options for you, as well as offering guidance throughout the procedure.