Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterized by abnormally increased sweating, in excess of that required for regulation of body temperature. It can be severely debilitating and embarrassing both socially and at work.
Botox® is a drug made from Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It has been used successfully to treat medical conditions such as eye muscle spasms, cerebral palsy, chronic migraine, overactive bladder and hyperhidrosis. Botox® is an FDA-approved medicine which should only be used by fully qualified and experienced practitioners. Botox® blocks the signals from the nerve endings to the sweat glands thus preventing the glands from producing sweat albeit, temporarily.
Tiny amounts of Botox® are injected directly into the sweat glands in each armpit. Botox® blocks the signals from the nerve endings to the sweat glands thus preventing the glands from producing sweat. The effects of the treatment will become apparent over the first week and sweating will continue to reduce in the ensuing weeks. The average duration of the effect varies from person to person* but is usually 4 – 6 months. The procedure takes around 30 minutes and patients report it to be mildly uncomfortable but non-painful.
This procedure is proven to give life changing results for those who suffer this condition. You may need to repeat this treatment approximately every 6 months if you wish to maintain its effect.
Price: from £480 depending on quantity of Botox® used
* Patient experience and results may vary.