Excessive Sweating - Hyperhidrosis
Excessive sweating is also known as hyperhidrosis and is caused by overproduction of sweat in various parts of the body, most commonly under the arms, palms of hands and soles of the feet. Although anyone who suffers from this finds it an embarrassing and frustrating problem, it can be actively managed with botulinum toxin A injections with fantastic results which patients find life changing.
Excessive sweating is caused by an overactive 'sympathetic' nervous system and causes sweating to occur at inappropriate times and far more than is required for the body to maintain normal body temperature. It affects about 1% of the population, both sexes and all races. The emotional and social impact of excessive sweating is huge for the person suffering with many expressing symptoms of lonliness, depression and decreased confidence.
How does it work?
Botox® - the only botulinum toxin A purified protein, licensed in the UK for treating hyperhidrosis of the armpits (axilla) is a treatment administered by small injections under the skin. It works by blocking the nerves that supply the eccrine glands therefore preventing these glands from producing sweat. Most patients start to see results after a few days and get relief from the condition for 6 months - 12 months. There is no cure for hyperhidrosis.
What can I expect?
Following an initial consultation and examination to rule out the cause of any other medical conditions which could cause excessive sweating, a medical questionnaire and consent is obtained and photographs taken of the areas to be treated. The area is cleansed and an iodine solution is applied followed by some starch powder. This allows us to see exactly where all the sweat glands are. A grid pattern is drawn onto the skin and a series of small injections of Botox toxin is given. It is advisable to wear an old dark coloured top following the treatment due to prevent iodine staining any good clothes.
Results are seen within 2 weeks and results can last up to one year.
Where We Can Help
Allure Aesthetics provides Botox as a treatment for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) to customers througout Glasgow and the Greater Glasgow area.