Although it may seem that we are still in the grips of winter, the recent prediction from the Met Office of a scorching Easter, with temperatures hotter than Spain, means that summer is just around the corner. For most of us, the prospect of warmer months is one of unalloyed delight, but for those that suffer from hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, a rise in temperatures is often a source of embarrassment and distress.
Sweating is normal and is the method the body uses to regulate its temperature. Most people produce up to a litre of sweat in an average day or more if you’re exercising or ill. Excessive sweating, however, is a condition where the sufferer sweats much more than normal, impacting on the sufferer’s ability to perform social and professional activites. Hyperhidrosis is very common and is thought to affect between one and three people in every 100 in the UK.
There are a number of treatments that are available to treat excessive sweating and, if you suffer from the condition, you’ve probably already experimented with special soaps and antiperspirants. If these have failed to tackle the problem then one treatment that has high levels of success in tackling excessive underarm sweating is Botox injections.
At the Wimpole Aesthetic Clinic in central London, we’ve been offering Botox for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles for many years. Our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz is highly experienced and skilled in performing this treatment.
How can Botox tackle excessive sweating?
Botox, or botulinum toxin, treats dynamic wrinkles by freezing the nerve that tells the muscles to contract. When injected into the armpit area in a series of small injections, it works in a similar manner, temporarily blocking the message to the body’s sweat glands. The aim is not to stop you sweating totally, but just lessen sweat production to normal levels.
How long will by Botox treatment last?
Botox is a temporary treatment and it can lessen sweating for a period of three to six months before the effects just gradually wear off. There are no major side effects to botulinum toxin injections and it can be safely repeated whenever required.
For more information on the treatment of excessive sweating for Botox call 020 7224 2247 and speak to one of the team.