Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis might just be one of the most embarrassing conditions that patients have to endure, and affects 1-2% of the entire population. If you don’t know exactly what it is, it is more commonly known as excessive sweating, where sufferers tend to sweat a lot more than the average person, either just in certain areas or all over the body. Obviously, sweating is a completely normal bodily function used to cool the body down when it is too hot, often as a result of exercise.

However, some people find that they sweat excessively even when the body isn’t hot. This can result in rather unpleasant smells and unsightly appearances, which makes for a rather difficult condition to live with. There is no one cause of hyperhidrosis, but it is sometimes linked to other medical conditions or certain medications, and in some circumstances it can simply happen for no specific reason at all. While there are steps that you can take to minimise or manage your condition, more often than not they prove to be fruitless. But there is a solution that you may not have anticipated in the form of Botox injections.

Aside from the face, hyperhidrosis often affects three main areas of the body: the axilla (underarms), hands and feet.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Botulinum Toxin has long been used for the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines, but it also effectively reduces excessive sweating. By injecting a highly precise amount of the toxin into the treatment area, our experts can block nerve transmissions and minimise the function of the sweat glands.

After 4 weeks, you will notice a considerable reduction in sweating, and in some cases a complete halt to sweating within the treatment area. Improvement is often at least 90%, closer to 100% in most patients. This offers a boost to your confidence and mental wellbeing, no longer having to constantly worry about unsightly sweat patches and smells. Results last for 5-7 months, and you will not sweat elsewhere following treatment.

This simple procedure should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete.

Over time, the nerve endings will start to grow back and function will gradually return to the sweat glands. Most patients find that the results of their treatment usually last up to a year, after which repeat treatment will need to be scheduled.

There is no downtime or recovery associated with this type of treatment.

Patients usually experience little to no side effects from Botox injections, however the treatment area may look and feel a little tender for the first few hours post-treatment.

This type of hyperhidrosis treatment is suitable for patients who have found that all other methods for reducing excessive sweating have been exhausted and have offered no substantial improvements to their condition. It is important that certain medical conditions have first been eliminated as the possible cause of your excessive sweating.

At North West Aesthetics, our friendly and attentive team prioritise your wants and needs, offering bespoke treatment plans that work specifically for you. We take the time to get to the bottom of your concerns via a thorough consultation, before then considering the best possible course of action. A high standard of treatment and care is imperative, which is why our staff are extensively trained and experienced in all aspects of advanced non-surgical aesthetics, led by renowned medical doctor, Dr David Taylor.