Excessive Sweating (Hyperhydrosis)
Excessive sweating can be an embarrassing problem. Luckily, it is easily treatable using Botox. Botox works by deactivating the nerves responsible for activating the sweat glands, reducing excessive sweating.
What is hyperhydrosis?
Hyperhydrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. Sweating is a normal physiological process for cooling the body, however excessive sweating can be uncomfortable and embarrassing.
How does Botox work in treating hyperhydrosis?
The injections contain Botulinum Toxin Type A, commonly referred to as ‘Botox’. Botox blocks the nerves supplying sweat glands, and therefore inhibits sweating.
What does the procedure involve?
The procedure takes around 10 minutes, where the treatment areas of your choice (usually the armpits) are injected with a small needle. The procedure is relatively painless.
When will the procedure start working?
It usually takes around 7 days for a difference to be noticed, but it can take up to 14 days for full effect.
How long will the results last for?
Most people will need treatments every 6 months to maintain the effects. A small number of people will require treatments more often than this however, up to every 3 months.