Helping you put an end to excessive underarm sweating
Excessive sweating can have a really negative impact on your everyday life and leave you feeling embarrassed, disheartened and lacking in confidence. It’s good to know there’s someone to turn if antiperspirants and medications haven’t worked for you. We can help tackle your hyperhidrosis (a condition where the body sweats more than it needs to regulate body temperature) with Botox injections. It may not seem like an obvious solution but it can be extremely effective in resolving the issue.
The benefits of Botox for excessive sweating with Doctor 1.618
- Expert treatment in a state-of-the-art environment
- We spend time before your treatment assessing your needs and developing a treatment plan that’s exactly right for you
- Results last for up to three months
How does Botox help tackle excessive underarm sweating?
Tiny doses of Botox are injected into the skin to block the nerves that supply sweat glands. The glands are then effectively prevented from producing sweat.
Is this treatment right for me?
If you’ve tried prescribed antiperspirants, Iontophoresis (an electrical treatment for excessive sweating) and medication, then Botox could be an option that’s worth considering.
Botox is only effective in treating small areas (such as underarms) and is therefore not suitable for treating generalised hyperhidrosis.
Does it work?
For many people, Botox effectively reduces underarm sweating and there are many medical studies and patient testimonials to support this. However, results vary from one person to another so it’s important to bear this in mind.
You will need top-ups every few months to sustain results. Botox cannot cure hyperhidrosis – as nerve endings regrow, sweating returns.
Does it hurt?
At Doctor 1.618, we do everything we can to keep you as comfortable as possible. For this procedure we usually use a topical anaesthetic (cream) or a nerve block to reduce sensation and feeling in your underarms. The area will feel back to normal within three to eight hours.
How long until sweating reduces?
It does take a little while for results to show but most people experience a significant reduction in around four weeks of their first treatment.
Is there anyone who shouldn’t have Botox?
Generally, Botox is suitable for people between the ages of 18 to 65 years. However, it should be avoided if:
- You’re pregnant or nursing
- Have Myasthenia Gravis or Lambert Eaton Syndrome
- Have a history of Bell’s Palsy
- Take aminoglycoside antibiotics
- You’re allergic to botulinum toxin, human albumin or sucrose
It’s also important to stop taking aspirin, other NSAIDS, vitamin E, St John’s Wort or ginkgo biloba one week before treatment to minimise bruising.