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Risk & Complications
Rare: Allergic reactions
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What is Hyperhidrosis or Excessive Sweating?
Hyperhidrosis refers to excess sweat produced by the sweat glands unrelated to heat or activity. The nerves supplying the sweat gland are overactive. The condition has a genetic predisposition. Moreover, this kind of excessive sweating can be a reason for social stress.
Botox Hyperhidrosis Treatment (UK)
Hyperhidrosis treatment for excessive sweating is quick, effective, and a game-changer for many! Botox blocks overactive sweat glands resulting in 4-6+ months of reduced sweating. For this reason, Botox for underarm sweating (UK) is now the most popular and by far an effective treatment hyperhidrosis treatment.
Without a doubt, excessive sweating is socially embarrassing. Studies show that 1-3% of the UK population suffers from over sweating. Hyperhidrosis may either be:
- Generalized Hyperhidrosis (Whole Body)
- Focal Hyperhidrosis (Hands, Feet, Underarms, Face, Groin or Scalp)
It is essential to point out that even the best antiperspirants, are not entirely beneficial for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. On the other hand, Botox for excessive sweating can treat precise areas that sweat profusely.
Sweat soaked clothes especially due to night sweats
Visible sweat patches or sweat stains on clothes
Constant wet feeling in body areas such as:
- In the palms of hands
- Under feet / foot sole
- Under the breasts
Sweat rash on areas that sweat excessively
Excessive Sweating/Hyperhidrosis Causes
Certain sweat glands in hyperhidrosis work overtime for no apparent reason. Thus producing sweat that your body does not need. Some of the commonly known factors that can even make sweating worse are:
- Emotional Or Mental Stress
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Certain oral medications for heart health
Benefits Of Botox Injections for Hyperhidrosis
Whether you struggle with cold sweats or hot sweats, Botox for hyperhidrosis provides a non-surgical solution to relax your overactive sweat glands and reduce sweating. In a nutshell, our patients love this treatment due to:
- Little to no pain or discomfort
- Immediate return to daily activities
- Lasting effects for 4-8 months
It would not be wrong to say that Botulinum toxin injections may be the best antiperspirant for excessive sweating, albeit a medical one.
Assessing Excessive Sweating
Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale (HDSS)
HDS is a point scale (sweat test) that sets specific benchmarks to rate the seriousness of a patient’s condition. Moreover, it evaluates how much excessive sweating interferes with the patient’s daily working routine and activities and what factors are responsible for making their sweating worse.
Types of Excessive Sweating
Generally, there are two different types of excessive sweating based on your hyperhidrosis diagnosis at CosmeDocs.
1- Focal or Primary Hyperhidrosis
The cause of excessive sweat is not an underlying psychological condition. On the contrary, it is physiological with genetic predisposition. Typically, sweating is bilaterally and symmetrical on both sides. Specific areas of the body that sweat commonly in cases of primary hyperhidrosis are:
- Palms of hands
- Feet sole
Reasons of Focal Hyperhidrosis
- Primary Idiopathic Hyperhidrosis
- Gustatory Sweating [Frey’s Syndrome]
- Certain Neurologic Issues [Neuropathies and Spinal Injury]
2- Generalised Or Secondary Hyperhidrosis
The cause of excessive sweating is the underlying medical condition or its side effects. It affects the complete body instead of the sweat glands of some specific body areas.
Reasons of Secondary Hyperhidrosis
- Cardiovascular Disorders [Shock, Heart Failure]
- Drinking alcohol frequently or habitually
- Eating spicy food
- Endocrine [Acromegaly, Carcinoid Syndrome, Diabetes Mellitus, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland), Hyper-pituitarism]
- Breathing issues
Excessive Sweating / Hyperhidrosis Treatment Options
Over the Counter Deodorant for Excessive Sweating
Deodorant blocks bacterial growth in the underarms. An antiperspirant caps sweat glands to keep your armpits dry. Deodorants are probably the most common solution for excessive sweating over the counter especially for excessive underarm sweating.
Strong Roll-On for Profuse Sweating
A night roll-on is another popular choice for excessive sweating under the arms. They are noted with increased irritation of the skin. Moreover, a roll-on may also contain irritating ingredients such as aluminum chloride. Popular brands include perspirex and driclor.
In addition to roll-ons, many people also use specialised talcum powders that claim to absorb sweat and keep the area free from body odor.
Hyperhidrosis Treatment with Iontophoresis
Other treatments for treating hyperhidrosis are Iontophoresis. This procedure takes place when a weak electric current passed to the skin surface of the affected area while immersed in water.
It should be noted that decent quality home devices exist. However, 3/4 sessions are usually required per week. Consequently, iontophoresis is more commonly used to manage sweat in other body parts, such as the hands and feet.
Oral Medication for Hyperhidrosis Sweat
Glycopyrrolate is a medication that may sometimes help to treat hyperhidrosis effectively. This drug also treats abdominal pains and peptic ulcers. Nevertheless, this medication can have uncomfortable side effects, including anxiety, dry mouth, and headaches.
Botulinum Toxin (Botox / Azzalure / Dysport)
- Botox is widely used to treat excessive sweating because it is a nerve blocker; arrests the signals to the sweat gland. The effect usually lasts 4-7 months. Moreover, many complicated areas such as facial sweating are also treatable.
- Botox for sweating face has risks of affecting facial muscles temporarily
Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS)
Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) is a hyperhidrosis surgery used to reduce profuse sweating. Sweating of the palms or face is the most common reason for this procedure.
It is interesting to know that your sympathetic nervous system controls sweating. These sympathetic nerves to the affected areas of the body with overactive sweat glands are removed by surgery.
However, being one of the invasive treatments, this procedure involves many side effects. Thus, making it not a preferred choice. Some of the side effects of the procedure are as follows:
- Dry facial skin
- Decreased heart rate
- Compensatory hyperhidrosis in other areas not affected previously (i.e., face)
Moreover, 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 ‘makeup sweating’ is now a common issue that needs treatment.
Botox For Excessive Underarm Sweating
Botox for underarm sweating is the most common procedure performed at our clinic for focal hyperhidrosis.
Underarms are generally easy to treat with high doses and little to no complication. Rarely, are there complications with Botox for underarm sweating also known as primary axillary hyperhidrosis.
The skin is soft, making injections superficial and quick with minimal discomfort. Pain for Botox underarm sweating is comparably less than waxing in that region.
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Possible Hyperhidrosis Treatment Areas
CosmeDocs is one of the first skin clinics in London that uses Botox to treat hyperhidrosis.
- Complex Facial Areas
- Underarms or axillary hyperhidrosis
- Palms or palmar hyperhidrosis
- Feet or plantar hyperhidrosis
Moreover, a medical study suggests the usage of high dose to relax sweat glands have long-lasting results. This approach allows anti sweat injections to treat excessive sweating quite effectively. Therefore, we use an appropriate amount of Botox for the treatment.
CosmeDocs is also a member of the International Hyperhidrosis Society.
Facial Blushing Treatment with Botox
The treatment for facial blushing is similar to that of hyperhidrosis. Small doses of Botox injected superficially in the dermis following which prevents dilatation of blood vessels. Botulinum toxin injections work for:
- Facial Blushing
- Neck Blushing
Can you have Compensatory Sweating After Botox?
Hyperhidrosis treatment with Botox blocks the end nerves supplying the sweat glands. These nerves do not fire backwards and re-route electrical impulses.
On the other hand, sweating has been reported in patients who have had other treatments such as ETS (Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy) which is a risky hyperhidrosis surgery.
Last but not least, botulinum toxin is a treatment for “Makeup Sweating” as well as Gustatory Sweating (face sweating after facial surgery)
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does Botox for Excessive Sweating Cause Pain?
Hyperhidrosis treatment for the face and underarms is well tolerated. We use very tiny needles (known as the invisible needle) to treat your sweat spots. Furthermore, most patients, this treatment feels like a pinch or a mosquito bite. Generally speaking, if you can handle a mosquito bite, you can surely take on this treatment.
How to Prepare for the Hyperhidrosis Treatment
- Botox for underarm sweating – arrive at your appointment with shaved underarms (males and females). Preferably, shave a few days before treatment date.
- Choose loose fitting top, or a sleeveless shirt is preferred because you will need to expose the area for treatment.
Am I suitable for Botox for Hyperhidrosis
Individuals over the age of 18 years, experiencing severe hyperhidrosis symptoms are fit for this treatment. Such patients have mostly tried and tested other options such as antiperspirants claiming to absorb moisture and control sweating without any success.
Furthermore, constant changing of shirts during the day may also qualify you for Botox for underarm sweating treatment.
What are the side effects Botox for Sweating?
One of the less invasive treatments for profuse sweating is the Botox hyperhidrosis treatment which may result in:
- Flu-like symptoms can occur
- Temporary muscle weakness (i.e. palms, face)
- Allergic reactions as well as blurred vision due Botox are very rare
There may be slight chest pain from your Botox treatment of hyperhidrosis. Nevertheless, all these side effects are temporary and usually subside on their own in a few days.
Is Botox for Hyperhidrosis Safe?
Botox is a relatively safe treatment for excessive sweating owing to millions of cases performed worldwide. There can be small bruises and swelling in the treated area which vanish within few days. Rarely, one might also feel muscle weakness around the injected area (In cases of palm treatment). On the other hand, these symptoms also go away in a week or two and do not normally affect daily routine.
How does Botox for sweating works?
Botox works by temporarily blocking the chemical messages in nerves to sweat glands of the areas that sweat excessively. Therefore, the sweat glands never receive the command to produce too much perspiration.
How long does botox for Hyperhidrosis last?
Botox is an effective and safe therapeutic approach for profuse sweating in the underarms. Moreover, longevity depends on dose, size of the area, severity of the condition. Nevertheless, many clients do report longer lasting results greater than 6 months.
It is Okay to wax and shave after the Treatment?
You can wax, shave, or laser hair removal on the treated regions 24 hours after your treatment. Many patients generally remove the hair before botox for underarm sweating.
What is Botox for Sweating cost UK?
The price of the excessive sweating treatment varies according to the area. Please see the prices mentioned above for your concerned treatment area.
What is Sweat Rash?
Sweat rash is a skin irritation that happens when your skin is wet and subjected to rubbing.
Excess sweating can cause:
- Rash under your armpits due to armpit sweat
- Sweat rash under breasts or sweat rash between breasts
- Groin sweat rash
- Sweat rash on chest
- Fungal sweat rash on feet
Sweat rash commonly appears in areas where the skin rubs together and has little to no airflow.
As a result, many patients with severe cases of perspiration complain of sweat rash with burns, stings or itches.
Why CosmeDocs For Excessive Sweating Treatment?
CosmeDocs is one of the first UK clinics to offer botox treatment for sweating face and underarms. Admittedly, our years of clinical research and experience with botox have led to improved results.
Our Goal Is Your Confidence
Doctors at CosmeDocs realize your daily activities, self-confidence, and quality of life matter to you the most. Nevertheless, with too much sweating, this becomes tough.
Over 98% of our patients find botox hyperhidrosis treatment highly effective. Even the remaining 1-2% of clients report moderately effective.