Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis Treatment)
Improving Confidence & Daily Life Quality
Improving Confidence & Daily Life Quality
Botox hyperhidrosis treatment is an ideal option for people suffering from excessive sweating. Overactive sweat glands cause the disorder of Hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating is not only harmful, but it can also be socially embarrassing.
Studies show that 1-3% of the population are seeking hyperhidrosis treatment. Hyperhidrosis may either affect small areas of skin or the whole body. Over the counter, deodorants combat normal sweating but are not entirely effective. Botox for excessive sweating can target specific areas prone to sweat profusely.
Who Sweats More? Men or Women?
1-2 Weeks | 4-6 Months
Rare: Allergic reactions
Sweat is the body’s temperature control method. In hyperhidrosis, the sweat is not reducing the body’s temperature as a response to heat only. The triggers can be mild anxiety; such as occurs when giving a presentation or meeting new people. Shaking hands is usually avoided for those who suffer palmer excessive sweating.
Hyperhidrosis occurs due to a physiological reason. The nerves supplying a particular region(s) of the the skin are hyperactive, hence the name. Hyperhidrosis treatment involves arresting the nerve signal before reaching the sweat gland(s).
The sympathetic nervous system that controls the body’s automatic processes is responsible. These nerves exist throughout the body regulating heart rate, blood flow and sweat production.
This treatment is the same as that for facial blushing. The treatment is similar to the one used for facial blushing. Therefore, this method is effective in treating facial and neck blushing. Moreover, Compensatory sweating, gustatory sweating can also be treated with botox (see botulinum toxin below)
Hyperhidrosis treatment with botox blocks the nerve supplying the sweat gland. Hence, blocking overactive nerve also decreases excess sweating. However, the ETS surgery for hyperhidrosis may result in a similar complication.
CosmeDocs is one of the first clinics in London that uses Botox for the treatment of excessive sweating. We treat complex facial areas, underarms, palms as well as feet.
Moreover, a medical study suggests the usage of high dose have long-lasting results against excessive sweating. Therefore, we use an appropriate dose of Botox for the treatment.
We are a member of the International Society for Hyperhidrosis.
This is a point scale that set specific benchmarks to rate the seriousness of a patient’s condition. Moreover, it evaluates how much excessive sweating is interfering with the patient’s daily working routine and activities.
|Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale (HDSS)||Score|
|My sweating is never noticeable and never interferes with my daily activities.||1|
|My sweating is tolerable but sometimes interferes with my daily activities.||2|
|My sweating is barely tolerable and frequently interferes with my daily activities.||3|
|My sweating is intolerable and always interferes with my daily activities.||4|
Generally, there are two different types of excessive sweating.
The cause of excessive sweat is not an underlying medical condition. Instead, it is idiopathic (spontaneous occurrence), which equally affects both sides of the body. It involves specific areas of the body that sweat more than usual such as:
The cause of excessive sweating is the underlying medical conditions or its side effects. It affects the complete body instead of some specific body areas.
Botox injections are quite safe and cause minimal discomfort. However, there can be some pain, headache and rare flu-like symptoms. Other side effects of botox are depend on the injection site.
For palmar hyperhidrosis, muscle weakness in the hand is quite common. This results in awkward buttoning your shirt movement for a few weeks. However, this doesn’t prevent repeating the treatment.
In facial sweating treatment, smile asymmetry can occur. Moreover, the underarms, don’t have any small muscles so they are not adversely affected.
The author of a popular sweat blog (Yes, there is such a thing) refers to ETS as“the biggest mistake of my life”. He also states that compensatory sweating is now a common issue that needs treatment.
In case you might be asking yourself, ETS involves giving the patient a series of tiny injections to stop the sympathetic chain that causes excessive nerve activity.
The non-surgical hyperhidrosis treatment has multiple benefits such as:
Hyperhidrosis treatment with botox can cause:
Hyperhidrosis treatment for face and underarms are well-tolerated. We make use of very fine needles called the invisible needle. The injections are a superficial and quick time of treatment ensures discomfort is minimum.
We calculate the dose of botox according to the size of the treatment areas. On the average 100-150 units of botox is used for the underarms. Our long standing experience helps our practitioners deliver better results with higher doses carefully injected in the right skin layer.
Botox hyperhidrosis treatment injections are generally injected at a distance of 1-2cm apart covering the entire effected area. So the number of injections mainly depends upon the area of treatment.
The sweat glands are located between the dermis and the layer of subcutaneous fat i.e. between the skin and underlying layer of fats. Low dose injections, superficially placed, have minimal effect on the muscles in the underarms. In the forehead wrinkles will become softer. Excessive sweating treatment of the palms may result in slight weakness of the thumb for a few weeks.
It is a relatively safe treatment for excessive sweating. There can be small bruises and swelling in the treated area which vanish within few days. You might also feel muscle weakness around the injected area but these symptoms also go away in a week or two and do not affect the normal daily routine life.
As mentioned earlier, there is minimal pain and discomfort after the treatment. there might be minor swelling and bruising in the treated area but will disappear in few days.
Botox hyperhidrosis treatment for excessive sweating may last 4-6 months. Many clients do report longer lasting results upto 1 year.
The price of botox hyperhidrosis treatment varies according to the area.
Excessive sweating treatment with botox for males and females is the same price.
I had a botox treatment with cosmodocs. I found the price very reasonable. Even better the results were excellent. I will definitely use this service again.” – BH
I am a very satisfied customer of Cosmedocs – I’ve had three facial areas treated with Anti-Wrinkle Injection at CosmeDocs in recent years, and find the treatment swift, thorough and effective. Also, Dr Haq’s pleasant and friendly manner makes the treatment as painless as possible!” – CFSP
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