Botox for Hyperhidrosis
Botox for Hyperhidrosis London
Everybody sweats. It’s a normal part of how our bodies regulate temperature. However, people with hyperhidrosis produce sweat in amounts far greater than needed to control their temperature.
For some people, hyperhidrosis can be linked to an underlying condition such as a disorder of the thyroid or pituitary glands, diabetes mellitus, tumors, gout, menopause, certain drugs, or mercury poisoning
For them treating the underlying condition may also resolve their hyperhidrosis, although in most cases hyperhidrosis occurs in people that are otherwise healthy. Possible triggers include; Excessive heat, heightened emotions, and even minimal physical activities.
Hyperhidrosis can either be generalised or localised to specific parts of the body. Hands, feet, armpits, and the groin area are among the most active regions of perspiration due to the relatively high concentration of sweat glands; however, any part of the body may be affected.
Hyperhidrosis can also be classified depending by onset, either congenital or acquired. Primary hyperhidrosis is found to start during adolescence or even before and seems to be inherited as a genetic trait. Secondary hyperhidrosis can start at any point in life.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I know if I have Hyperhidrosis?
A. Many people who suffer from it have suffered for many years, often from childhood or sometimes from adolescence. Hot or cold, the sweating is constant, and the impact of hyperhidrosis can be severe. Wetness and staining of clothes, clammy hands, and sodden smelly shoes, inability to grip objects such as pens, cold and wet handshake, damage to keyboards and difficulty dealing with paper and metals, can make a miserable existence. You may constantly worry about changing clothes, freshening up, using absorbent pads or sticking with loose black or white clothes, and may avoid making friends or interacting with people at work. Patients report that they are even embarrassed to hold the hands of those they love. Loneliness, depression and decreased confidence can result. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest.
Treatment for Hyperhidrosis using Botox
By far the most effective and hassle-free treatment for Hyperhidrosis is Botulinum Toxin (BotoxÂ®) injections. The treatment can be performed at our Harley Street clinic and takes around twenty minutes and involves having lots of small injections just under the skin of the affected area.
Q. Does it hurt?
A. It may hurt minimally, the injections themselves are relatively painless as the needles used are so fine, its the Botox itself that can feel like a small sting.
Q. How does it work?
A. Botox injections work by blocking the nerves in the affected area that control sweat glands.
Q. Is this treatment the best option?
A. The main benefit of this treatment compared to the alternatives is that the treatment is very straightforward and there are relatively few side effects which may include a little soreness in the area treated. The treatment is very effective, usually resulting in a 90% reduction in sweating that and can last for up to six months from just one treatment session.
Q. Is It Safe?
A. Yes, we only use the leading brands of Botulinum Toxins that are licensed in the UK. The use of Botox for hyperhidrosis my have risks and side effects but they are no different or even less than the ones associated with the use of Botulinum Toxin for wrinkle treatment.