Excessive sweating (also known as Hyperhidrosis) can affect both men and women and can be an embarrassing problem which may force people to change their clothes frequently, limiting their social life and work life and affect their confidence. Botulinum toxin injections can be used as a treatment for excessive sweating. The treatment takes around 20 minutes and involves multiple small injections just under the skin.
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for frequent or excessive sweating. Sweating is the body’s natural cooling mechanism, but when the body produces more sweat than is necessary to cool the body, this is known as Hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating is most common on the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet and the underarms.
The injections paralyze the tiny muscles just under the skin, which squeeze the sweat out from the sweat glands, up the sweat duct and out through the pores to the surface of the skin.
Victoria will give you a short consultation to make sure this is the right treatment for you. Prior to the treatment Victoria will numb the area with cream. The treatment itself takes around twenty minutes and involves having lots of small injections just under the skin.
The injections are relatively painless and can feel like a small sting.
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 and very rarely allergy to the injections.
The treatment is very effective; usually resulting in a 90% reduction in underarm sweating that and can last for up to six months from just one treatment session.