Using Botox to cure excess sweating and hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating is a common, but usually unwelcome, condition where a person sweats a lot more than the body requires in order to regulate their body temperature. Hyperhidrosis is thought to affect over one million people in the UK, with the most common areas affected being armpits, palms of the hands and the soles of the feet, but did you know Botox can be used to treat excessive sweating?
What causes hyperhidrosis?
Whilst not life-threatening it can be debilitating, but unfortunately there is no definite way of outlining the causes of hyperhidrosis. Having said that, some doctors do believe it is caused by problems with the nervous system and the condition can run in families.
It can either affect certain parts of the body, known as focal hyperhidrosis, or the whole body, known as generalised hyperhidrosis – which can be a side effect of taking a certain medicine or due to an overactive thyroid.
If the condition is not treated, it can affect you physically and also mentally. You may find you have body odour and you also have an increased risk of fungal infections and skin conditions such as athlete’s foot, warts and eczema. It can become very embarrassing and upsetting for those affected by it.
Can you treat hyperhidrosis and excessive sweating?
If you are feeling unsure of what treatment options are available to you, book a consultation with cosmetic doctor, Dr. Thevendra at APSARAS Clinic in Coventry. Treating patients from across the West Midlands for excessive sweating, he can offer Botox treatment to relieve the symptoms and improve your quality of life in one simple treatment.
How does Botox help to treat hyperhidrosis?
- Quite simply Botox treatment freezes the sweat glands to prevent the area from releasing perspiration.
- Botox (a form of muscle relaxing injection) is injected in to the affected areas – i.e. underarm – and it temporarily blocks the chemical signals from the nerves.
- When the chemical signals are blocked they stop passing information onto the sweat glands and therefore, excessive sweat is not produced.
- The rest of your body will produce sweat as normal.
Is Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis quick and safe?
The treatment takes around ten to fifteen minutes and generally lasts for three to six months. The procedure may cause a small amount of redness, swelling or bruising immediately after but this should fade very quickly and you will be able to return to your lifestyle instantaneously.
Patients who have had Botox treatment to help their excess sweating, have reported that they achieved a 50 per cent reduction in sweating. Choosing Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis is a quick and simple way of improving your condition – without undergoing cosmetic surgery or taking medication.
Treating hyperhidrosis with Botox costs vary depending where and how many parts of the body are affected, and a consultation with Dr. Thevendra at the popular West Midlands cosmetic clinic is the first step in correcting this common complaint. Top up treatments are essential to maintain the effects of the Botox injections – and this will be explained to you during the initial FREE consultation.
Why choose Dr. Thevendra from APSARAS Clinic in Coventry, West Midlands?
An expert in this form of cosmetic treatment, Dr. Thevendra from APSARAS Clinic in Coventry is a specialist in and passionate about non-surgical skin and body treatments, and uses Botox to help treat hyperhidrosis. Helping patients from Birmingham, Derby, Leicester and across the West Midlands, put an end to your excessive sweating concerns today.
He also offers non-surgical anti-ageing treatments including dermal fillers for wrinkle reduction, skin peels for rejuvenation, and even fat reduction treatments to contour the body without surgery.
Don’t sweat about hyperhidrosis, just book a consultation with Dr. Thevendra and seek the treatment you need.