Excessive sweating, medically known as hyperhidrosis, is a confidence depleting, annoying condition that causes parts of the body to sweat abnormally. It becomes a problem when it starts to affect your quality of life, but with our long lasting anti-sweat treatment, we can help you stay fresh and restore your coolness. Hit the reset and wear what you like again –without the worry of wet clothes or hiding your sweat patches – for good this time!
How does hyperhidrosis treatment work?
We take an injectable approach to excessive sweating which works to target the apocrine and eccrine glands directly and stop sweating at the source. Botox® is the perfect solution for treating hyperhidrosis as it temporarily blocks the nerve signals between the nervous system and neurotransmitters, like acetylcholine, that activates the sweat glands. The Botox® acts as a barrier to lessen the stimulation of overactive nerve endings and is clinically effective in reducing the symptoms of hyperhidrosis.
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Pre-treatment advice and aftercare
Before your initial treatment, a consultation is essential and mandatory. It’s during this time you’ll get to know your practitioner, who will be there for you every step of the way, and assess the severity of your sweating to outline how many treatments will be required to effectively diminish it. They will then create for you a unique treatment plan, including pre and post treatment advice and provide you with all the essential information surrounding your upcoming visit. Here are a few things to know beforehand:
We always advise our clients not to consume alcohol 24 hours beforehand as alcohol can affect how the skin bruises on the injection sites. We also ask that you do not take any ibuprofen or aspirin 24 hours beforehand as this, too, can increase the chance of bruising. Non-steroidal pain relief, like aspirins and ibuprofen, and alcohol causes the blood to thin which makes it more sensitive to slight trauma (like the needle entering the skin) which will make the blood vessels beneath break easily. This means bruises will develop and be more visible on the skin’s surface than usual.
Aftercare advice is quite simple. We just ask that you avoid touching the treated areas and avoid participating in any strenuous exercise, or water-related activities like swimming, saunas and steam rooms, for 24 – 48 hours. Having hot baths or showers immediately after the treatment is also not recommended as this may affect the distribution of the Botox® solution. After a few days, swimming, exercise, hot showers and baths can continue as usual.
The next thing to do is simply enjoy your newfound dryness! Anti-sweat injections have an immediate effect in reducing excessive sweating, but the full impact of the treatment will be seen in the 1 – 2 weeks following. As Botox® injections require no downtime, you can be your best self without any waiting around.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you constantly find yourself wondering ‘how to stop sweating?’, you’ll benefit greatly from our excessive sweating treatment.
The biggest benefit of our anti-sweat injections is that they work almost immediately to dramatically prevent, and block, the production of sweat – unlike oral medications. As sweating often causes us to feel embarrassed and self-conscious (which often makes us sweat more!) having a fast-acting solution is ideal. Our anti-sweat injections are the perfect way to help restore your confidence, stay fresher for longer and live your life without the worry of what to wear or having to change clothes whenever you go out. With this treatment, anxiety over sweat patches will be a thing of the past!
Another benefit of hyperhidrosis treatment is that you’ll get the additional perks of Botox® which helps to improve skin quality and smoothen any wrinkles – perfect for targeting the face and hands.
Popular treatment areas are the underarms, hands, feet and forehead.
The hands and feet tend to be the most sensitive areas to target as there are more nerve endings on these areas. However, your practitioner will help to minimise any discomfort using numbing agents or creams.
Yes, of course! Botox® injections to treat hyperhidrosis is an FDA approved and NHS certified method of effectively reducing abnormal sweating. Any risk of this treatment is greatly reduced when administered by professionals also. At DestinationSkin, we live by the highest clinical standards and when undergoing one of our anti-sweat treatments, it will always be performed by a qualified member of staff. All our medical injectors are members of either the General Medical Council (GMC) or Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) – which are well-established, reputable boards in the medical industry.
The lastingness of the treatment can vary from individual to individual as it is impacted by metabolic and intrinsic factors. However, it usually lasts between 4 – 6 months, although some clients have seen improvements for up to 12 months. So it really does depend on the individual.
Once this time is over, the blocking power of Botox® will be ineffective as the body makes more neurotransmitters to restore the normal functioning of the sympathetic nervous system.
We usually recommend a follow up appointment 2 – 4 weeks after the first treatment to make sure everything is working well and to discuss repeated treatments to maintain the original results for longer.
The cause of hyperhidrosis is usually ambiguous where generally, it is a harmless – albeit annoying – issue. We usually categorise hyperhidrosis into two categories, primary and secondary hyperhidrosis, and abnormal sweating is present in both.
Primary hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that is not necessarily caused by heat, exercise or an underlying condition. This type usually appears in childhood and can be triggered by certain stimuli that cause spouts of sweating, like stress or caffeine. This type does not always persist throughout the whole life, but usually does present itself previously in the persons’ life. The cause of primary hyperhidrosis is a bit of a mystery and can usually be put down to hereditary over-activity of the sweat glands.
Secondary hyperhidrosis is often caused by an underlying sweat disorder or medical issue. In this case, excessive sweating can sometimes be a sign, or a cause, of hyperthyroidism, diabetes, low blood sugar, obesity or alcoholism.
It can also be a symptom of hormonal changes (like pregnancy and menopause). Therefore, it is always a good idea to visit your doctor if you notice any changes in your sweating as this can be the sign of the above medical conditions.
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