Reducing Hyperhidrosis with Botulinum Toxin injections
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes the body to sweat excessively, typically in the underarm area. Unfortunately this can be unpredictable, affecting sufferers even when they are inactive or during cool weather. For some people it can be annoying and even embarrassing – affecting what clothes they can comfortably wear, or even choosing not to remove a coat or jacket in order to hide unsightly sweat patches.
Can Botox improve Hyperhidrosis?
The good news is that Botulinum Toxin is a non-surgical process that actually works. Injections in the underarm and armpit area can help reduce the symptoms and side effects of Hyperhidrosis, allowing greater freedom in how you live your life.
Only one session is needed.
Results should be noticeable in 2-4 days, with full effects apparent in 2 weeks.
The treatment should reduce it significantly, with a reduction of up to 87% in some cases.
You may feel mild pinpricks, but the procedure is relatively painless and anaesthetic cream is not generally required.
Typically results should last between 4- 6 months. Sometimes longer.
When we frown or smile, the brain sends signals to activate the necessary muscles. Botulinum Toxin prevents this from happening. Over a two week period you will notice your skin gradually becoming smoother, at which point you can fully enjoy the benefits and an tweaks can be carried out at a top up which is between 14-21 days post treatment.