Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating; perspiration is a perfectly normal bodily function, and sweat plays an important role in moderating the body’s temperature. However, hyperhidrosis sufferers sweat more than necessary, and this can be both uncomfortable and – if sweat patches become visible – embarrassing. Hyperhidrosis is most commonly associated with the axilla (armpit), but it does affect other parts of the body, including the hands, face and feet.
How can botox help in hyperhidrosis?
Botox is a treatment given by injection into the skin and is recommended fby the NHS for the treatment of axilla hyperhidrosis. It is injected into the armpit, which prevents the sweat glands from producing sweat; it is a safe, well established treatment and has been used for many years. Using a small needle, Dr Catharine will administer a series of injections into each armpit. Treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.
How quickly does it work and how long will the effects last?
You will notice an improvement within 7 days. Effects usually last approximately 6 months.
How much does it cost?
During your consultation Dr Catharine will work with you to prepare a treatment plan. As each person and their requirements are unique..