Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, affects many individuals and can be inconvenient. Excessive sweating may be evident around certain areas of the body such as the underarms or face, and even antiperspirant application may be ineffective at controlling the sweat production. The reasons for excessive sweating needs to be examined by your medical Doctor; there may be no underlying medical condition, but some causes of Hyperhidrosis include hyperthyroidism, menopause and diabetes mellitus.
With the use of Botulinum Toxin A injections (Botox/Bocouture/Dysport/Azzalure); hyperhidrosis can be effectively controlled. Hyperhidrosis treatment was one of the first medical applications for Botulinum Toxin A injections, and has since been used for aesthetic procedures too. This procedure is regularly performed, and can greatly improve the day to day life of those suffering from hyperhidrosis.
What other treatment options are available for Hyperhidrosis?
Oher treatment options aside from Botulinum Toxin A injections include Iontophoresis and medications such as anticholinergic medication which inhibit nerve impulses can also be used, however this may not be suitable for individuals with other medical conditions. Your GP can advise on the best treatment from your medical history and severity of Hyperhidrosis.
How does Botulinum toxin A treatment work, and when will I see results?
The treatment with Botulinum Toxin A injections temporarily block the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. Results will become evident 1-2 weeks after the treatment and can last up to 6 months; where sweating will gradually return to its normal state. This does not mean that your sweat will get blocked up or go anywhere else, it simply is not produced.
What is the procedure?
- A topical numbing cream may be applied to the treated area for 15-30 minutes for comfort
- A series of small amount of small injections is performed at the affected underarm areas through a very fine needle.
Does it hurt?
There will be slight discomfort, but the use of topical numbing cream reduces pain. At Revivify London, all procedures are undertaken with expert injector Dr Samizadeh who can advise on how to minimise procedural discomfort. Over the counter painkillers, topical anesthetic and applying ice to the treated area can effectively manage any pain.
What is the Aftercare?
There is very little downtime, and the procedure takes under 30 minutes. We also recommend the following precautions:
- Avoid touching, rubbing or apply anything on the treated area for a few days
- Do not to exercise for 24 hours after the procedure.
What are the prices?
All treatment packages are personalised. Price start from £250