Excessive sweating can be uncomfortable for many and Botox is a simple safe and effective treatment which can provide a solution that lasts for months.
Hyperhidrosis can either:
- Affect certain parts of the body, most commonly the armpits, hands, feet or face; this is known as focal hyperhidrosis; Most cases of focal hyperhidrosis have no obvious cause, although many experts believe that problems with the nervous system may be responsible.
- Affect the entire body, known as generalized hyperhidrosis.
Hyperhidrosis is a common condition. It is thought that there are currently over one million people in England affected by it. Botox is a powerful protein that can be used safely in minute doses. Around 12-20 injections of botulinum toxin are given in the affected areas of the body, such as the armpits, hands, feet or face.
The procedure takes about 30-45 minutes and there is no downtime. The protein works by blocking the signals to the sweat glands, reducing the amount of sweat that is produced. Clients usually see results within 48 hours of treatment, after which the symptoms of hyperhidrosis diminish greatly. The results of this treatment for hyperhidrosis with Botox typically last between six and twelve months, after which we would recommend that the procedure be repeated. The procedure costs from £300 per session.