Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis in medical terms means excessive sweating. Sweating is the body’s natural cooling mechanism, but when you sweat more than your body needs too, it’s called hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating is most common on the forehead, palms, soles, and armpits.
There may be underlying medical reasons for this to occur, and it is recommended that all patients have these investigated before deciding on the most appropriate treatment. Often, no underlying cause is identified and the condition is described as ‘idiopathic’ or ‘primary’.
The treatment and how it works?
The treatment involves Botox® injections. These injections help relax the small sweat glands located deep in the surface of the skin. These sweat glands produce sweat, which then travels up the sweat duct and out through the pores onto the surface of the skin. Once these sweat glands are relaxed, it stops them from producing sweat and that excessive sweat is no longer seen or felt at the skin’s surface.
What areas can be treated?
The treatment is effective for excessive underarm sweating and excessive forehead sweating.
What does Botox® sweating treatment involve?
The Doctor will have a short consultation with you to ensure which treatment is right for you. Botox® has been the most successful way to combat excessive sweating where other methods have been unsuccessful.
For treatment with Botox® injections, numbing cream is applied to the skin to make the procedure more comfortable.
The treatment only takes 30 mins involving a very small injections just under the skin in the affected areas.
Does it hurt?
The injection is relatively painless and you may feel a slight prick. An anaesthetic cream is applied beforehand to make the procedure more comfortable.
Are there any side effects?
The main advantage of Botox® treatment compared to alternative treatments is the treatment is not too complicated and there are relatively few side effects, such as mild pain in the treatment area that subsides quickly. The treatment has minimum downtime so the patient can continue with their daily activities as normal.
How long will the results last?
Treatment is usually very effective. The result is a near-total elimination of underarm and facial sweating, lasting up to 6 months with a single treatment. It is important to note that Botox® injections for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) are not curative. Symptoms eventually reoccur and require further treatment.
Who is doing your treatment?
Botox® and other injectable treatments remain largely unregulated in the UK, creating wide disparities in the qualifications and experience of physicians, and the standard of care offered to patients.
At ND Skin Aesthetics doctors are always on hand to treat you. Both of our physicians are fully GMC registered, Save Face certified, and participate in regular training to remain competent and skilled professionals in the treatments they provide.
It is important that you feel comfortable with your doctor, not only on the skill and knowledge of the doctor, but also on a personal level. We encourage all patients to carefully learn about the physicians providing their care and to be comfortable with their impressions, experience, and qualifications before making an informed decision to continue the treatment.
INJECTABLE TREATMENT PRICE LIST
|Doctor's consultation redeemed if you go through with the treatment.|
|BRUXISM TREATMENT (THEETH GRINDING)||FROM||£250.00|
|ANTI- WRINKLE INJECTIONS||FROM||£175.00|
|MANAGEMENT OF MIGRAINES AND HEADACHES||FROM||£300.00|
|MANAGEMENT OF HYPERHIDROSIS (EXCESSIVE SWEATING)||FROM||£300.00|