Hyperhidrosis may cause people great embarrassment, but the good news is that it can be treated with botulinum toxin injections. Though we think of botulinum toxin to be a cosmetic treatment for wrinkles, it is a muscle relaxant that is used by the doctors in the UK for several years for treating profuse sweating and other medical conditions.
Botox has become a broadly recognized treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis or underarm sweating that has achieved the FDA’s stamp of approval in the year 2004. It works by blocking the secretion of chemical that activates sweat glands. The dermatologists inject nearly 50 units of Botox into each armpit during the process. The more units being injected, the longer the drying effects seem to last. The procedure is relatively painless and quick.
Every body breaks down Botox in a different way and so, the duration of the results will vary too. Typically, you are going to have dry armpits for nearly 3 to 6 months after receiving the Botox injections. However, stress and exercise may speed up metabolic response of your body to Botox and thus, the results fade sooner.
If you want to get Botox injections for hyperhidrosis, you should be at least 18 years. It should be a last line of defense for severe underarm sweating. There are non-invasive options too such as prescription antiperspirants and sweat proof clothing.
Botox is advised for complicated cases only of axillary hyperhidrosis that cannot be treated with effective solutions. People with some medical conditions or who take certain medications should not choose Botox for hyperhidrosis.
Our team of specialists at the Botox clinic in London provides hyperhidrosis treatments for Botox injections that be given on the hands, feet, underarms, hands, feet, groin and upper face. There are treatments available for excessive sweating for all patients who have completed our free no obligation consultation successfully and who are 18 years and above. All the appointments are fixed with a free review and are supported by our full commitment to provide utmost satisfaction to patients.