The problem: Excessive sweating – or hyperhidrosis – is an embarrassing and uncomfortable condition that affects around 3% of the UK population. It can have a serious affect on a sufferer’s working and social life and many people simply avoid doing things they would otherwise love to do because they are too embarrassed about their sweating.
There are two main types of hyperhidrosis:
- Focal hyperhidrosis is the more common type and involves excessive sweating of the hands, feet and underarms.
- Generalised hyperhidrosis is much less common and affects the whole body. It is usually caused by another illness like diabetes, an underactive thyroid or an infection.
Excessive underarm sweating is what causes the biggest problem for most people, however, it can now be treated, simply and effectively.
The treatment: Here at the Private Clinic we offer a proven botox treatment that can banish excessive sweating for up to a year.
The results: Put simply, no more sweating! This means you can live a normal life and do all the things you’ve been avoiding doing up to now.
Downtime: None, you can get back to normal activities straight away.
Our team: We are the UK’s leading non-invasive cosmetic group and have some of the best doctors in the country working with us.
Some of your questions answered
Very small amounts of Botulinum Toxin are injected under the arms. This blocks the action of the nerves that supply eccrine glands and stops them producing sweat.
The needle used is very fine and only a tiny amount of substance is used so pain is minimal. No sedation or local anaesthetic is required.
Approximately 30 minutes. You can then go straight back to normal activities.
You should notice that your sweating has reduced considerably within 3 to 7 days of treatment.
The effects of the injection should last between 6 and 12 months. As soon as you notice a return to excessive sweating you can come back to us for more treatment.
Only tiny amounts of Botulinum Toxin are used so this treatment is not harmful in any way. You may experience some itching around the injection site just after treatment but this will not last long at all.