Hyperhidrosis is the name of the condition where by the body produces excess sweat. There are two types of hyperhidrosis: primary and secondary. It’s not clear why primary hyperhidrosis develops, though it’s thought to be the result of a problem with part of your nervous system. Your genes may also play a role. Secondary hyperhidrosis can be caused by pregnancy, the menopause, anxiety, certain medications and some infections.
We can treat your hyperhidrosis by injecting Botox®. This blocks the signals that tell the sweat glands to produce sweat, thus reducing the amount you sweat.
How does hyperhidorsis treatment work?
The product we use for Hyperhidrosis is Botox®, which is more commonly used for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles in the face. In the case of Hyperhydrosis, Botox® blocks the signals to the sweat glands that are over producing sweat, which reduces your excess sweat.
Botox® is injected directly into the areas responsible for sweat production. We use an ultra-fine needle which is virtually painless, so you won’t need anaesthetic.
What areas of my body can be treated?
The underarms are the most commonly treated area, but please feel free to discuss with our medical injectors about any other areas of the body that you might like to have treated.
What results can I expect from hyperhidrosis treatment?
Our treatment prevents the over-production of sweat. Many clients note the results can last up to one year, but this is dependent on the individual. The onset of the effects of Botox® takes around seven to 14 days and can last up to 12 months, depending on the individual.
Do not consume alcohol during the 24 hours before treatment. We also advise that you avoid using aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs a couple of days before your treatment (unless they are taken for a chronic medical condition). Avoiding these medications will reduce your risk of bruising at the point of injection. Ask your medical injector if you have any concerns.
|Hyperhidrosis Injections for Excessive Sweating|
A quick and simple procedure to prevent the cause of excessive sweating.
How many treatments will I need?
As this treatment temporarily reduces the overactive sweat glands, further treatment will be needed. The treatment can last up to 12 months, depending on the individual. A follow up appointment can be arranged to check the results between 2 – 4 weeks after the initial treatment.
After the treatment, you can continue with day-to-day life. The area may be a little tender but this will subside throughout the day. We recommend using Australian Body Care deodorant because it contains tea tree which prevents bacteria. It’s also free of aluminium.
Q: How will I know if the side effects are normal, or something serious has happened?
A: After your treatment, the common effects are mild redness, slight swelling and possible bruising. The treatment area may feel tender to touch. All of these effects are normal and will subside in a few days, but may last up to a week. Each day everything should improve slightly and the area should look more normal and feel better.
It is very uncommon to have any serious side effects, however if you do experience any of the following, please call the clinic immediately, or if after hours, seek help from a GP or A&E:
- swelling that is getting worse as time passes
- increase in pain and getting more severe with time
- skin feeling hot, redness increasing and becoming worse in time
- skin near the treatment area or along the side of the nose looking pale/white or greyish in colour on the day or day after the treatment, and pain increasing in this area
- generally feeling unwell in the days following your treatment
Q: Is it safe to have any treatment if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: We do not recommend that you have any injectable treatments if you suspect or can confirm that you are pregnant. We also recommend that you have completely finished breast feeding before returning for your aesthetic treatments.
Q: What can I do to ensure I get the best results from my injectable treatments?
A: Here are a few tips to optimise the outcome of your treatment:
- Avoid having any alcohol the day before your treatment. This will help to minimise the chance of bruising.
- In the week before your treatment, try to avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen or any other type of anti-inflammatory medication as this will also increase your risk of a bruise occurring.
- If you have been unwell with a cold virus, cold sore (herpes) or any other skin rash or condition, please phone the clinic to check if you should still attend your appointment. Your general medical health is important, and we are happy to reschedule your aesthetic treatment if necessary.
- After your treatment, please closely follow the aftercare advice given to you by your Medical Injector, and please do not apply anything else to the treatment area, unless previously discussed.
Q: How much recovery time is there after treatments?
A: With any injectables treatment, there is a small risk of bruising, localised bleeding and swelling but you should be able to get on with your day-to-day activities.
Q: How do I know if I’m suitable?
A: Hyperhidrosis treatment is suitable for you if you wish to minimise the amount you sweat from your underarms. A consultation will be performed prior to your treatment by one of our medical injectors.
Q: What happens during the treatment?
A: Your treatment will take place in one of our private treatment rooms. The medical injector will cleanse the area and will perform the injections.
Q: Does hyperhydrosis treatment hurt?
A: The injections are relatively painless. A numbing cream can be applied if needed.
Q: How quickly will I notice results?
A: The results will be noticeable after about a week, with maximum results visible about two weeks after the treatment.
Q: Is this treatment safe?
A: We are rigorous in our commitment to safety. Every time you visit us, you can be certain that you’re in safe hands. We only use genuine Botox® from Allergan, our internationally recognised partner. Botox® is a registered prescription drug. The reason we only use genuine Botox® is because Allergan rigorously test the product against stringent guidelines. They also carry out clinical tests to confirm its safety and suitability for this treatment.
What our clients say
As a male wearing shirts at work constantly sweat patches were increasingly embarrassing when presenting. After having the hyperhidrosis treatment, I can now wear all coloured shirts without the fear of sweat patches on my underarms.