Hyperhidrosis is a common condition which causes the sufferer to sweat excessively, causing embarrassment, distress and discomfort. Through the injection of Botulinum Toxin, more commonly known as Botox, the problem can be resolved, with effects lasting from 2 – 6 months.
Why would you need the treatment done?
If you sweat more than the average person you may have hyperhidrosis – a condition whereby the person affected sweats excessively – something that can affect just one area of the body or the body as a whole.
The most common areas affected by hyperhidrosis are the palms of your hands, the soles of your feet, the face and chest, the groin.
We understand that this condition can be very embarrassing, causing sufferers to become self conscious. While many who suffer from hyperhidrosis take multiple showers a day and change their clothes often to help keep the condition at bay, sometimes botulinum toxin treatment is the only way to prevent and reduce sweating to allow sufferers to lead an ordinary day-to-day life, embarrassment free.
Before your treatment begins we will talk you through the process and any hesitations you many have about the procedure. The botulinum toxin will be injected into the areas of the skin affected by hyperhidrosis, the amount of injections depend upon the area being treated and the severity of the hyperhidrosis, however your practitioner at SPA Dental Clinic will go through the process with you beforehand.
The botox injections shouldn’t cause much pain as the needle used is very thin, however you may feel a slight discomfort. Once the treatment is completed you may experience a slight tenderness of the area treated for up to 48 hours.
Timescales – will you need follow up appointments?
We would recommend allowing up to 1 hour for the treatment, however the duration of the procedure can differ depending on the areas being treated, your practitioner will be able to advise you more accurately. The botulinum toxin injections will temporarily provide relief from hyperhidrosis for around 2 – 6 months. Repeat appointments will be necessary to keep the hyperhidrosis at bay, once the excessive sweating reoccurs you can book another appointment.
From having the botulinum toxin injections your excessive sweating will no longer be an issue and you will see the following;
- A boost in your self confidence,
- You will be able to take part in sport activities without excessive sweating,
- You will no longer have to have extra showers,
- You won’t be self-conscious around groups of people,
- You won’t have to continuously carry an antiperspirant or deodorant with you,
- You will be able to live your day-to-day life without the stress of excessive sweating.
How long will the treatment last for?
The botulinum toxin injections can last anywhere between 2 – 6 months. It may take a few days for the botox injections to take effect on the treated area however, once the substance has taken effect you will see a dramatic reduction in the amount of sweat your body can produce. For further information regarding botulinum toxin injections for hyperhidrosis please contact our clinic via phone on 01905 773111 or email us at [email protected] and a member of the team will be happy to help.