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What Is Hyperhidrosis/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 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.

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 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 (Whole Body)
  • Focal (Hands, Feet, Underarms, Face, Groin Or Scalp)

It is essential to point out that even the best antiperspirants, though they may fight off normal sweating, are not entirely beneficial. On the other hand, Botox for excessive sweating can treat precise areas that sweat profusely.

Symptoms Of Hyperhidrosis

  • Soaked clothes in sweat
  • Sweat patches or sweat stains visible on clothes
  • Constant wet feeling in the armpit, in the palms, under feet, under the breasts.
  • Sweat rash on areas with excessive sweating

Benefits Of Botox Injections For Hyperhidrosis

Whether you struggle with cold sweats or hot sweats, Botox for hyperhidrosis provides a non-surgical solution. In a nutshell, our patients love this treatment dud 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 Botox may be the best antiperspirant for excessive sweating, albeit a medical one.

Botox For 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.

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.

What Causes Hyperhidrosis /Excessive Sweating?

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 causes of excessive sweating are:

  • Pregnancy
  • Emotional or mental stress
  • Menopause
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Certain medications for heart

Assessing Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale (HDSS)

HDS is a point scale 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.

Types of Excessive Sweating

Generally, there are two different types of excessive sweating.

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 hyperhidrosis are:

  • Underarms
  • Face
  • 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 conditions or its side effects. It affects the complete body instead of some specific body areas.

Reasons of Generalised Hyperhidrosis

  • Cardiovascular Disorders [Shock, Heart Failure]
  • Frequent or habitual alcohol consumption
  • Gout
  • Menopause
  • Obesity
  • Tumor
  • Endocrine [Acromegaly, Carcinoid Syndrome, Diabetes Mellitus, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland), Hyper-pituitarism]
  • Breathing issues
  • Drugs

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.

  • Strong Roll-On For Excessive 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.

  • Excessive Sweating Treatment With Ionotophoresis

This treatment involves applying a low electrical current 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 Excessive Sweating

Glycopyrrolate is a medication that sometimes proves to be quite effective against excessive sweating. 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 can reduce 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 surgical procedure 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 nerves control sweating. These nerves to the area of the body with overactive sweat glands are removed in surgery.

However, 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 sweating 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.

Hyperhidrosis Botox Reviews


      • Underarms £500
      • Forhead £350
      • Palms £500
      • Scalp £500
      • Feet £450
      • Other Areas On Concultation

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CosmeDocs is one of the first skin clinics in London that uses Botox to treat excessive sweating. ​

We treat:

    • Complex Facial Areas
    • Underarms
    • Palms
    • Feet

Moreover, a medical study suggests the usage of high dose have long-lasting results against excessive sweating. Therefore, we use an appropriate amount of Botox for the treatment.

We are a member of the International Society for Hyperhidrosis.

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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. Botox works for:

    • Facial Blushing
  • Neck Blushing

Can you have Compensatory Sweating After Botox?

Hyperhidrosis treatment with Botox blocks the end nerves supplying the sweat gland. These nerves do not fire backwards and re-route electrical impulses. On the other hand, sweating has been reported in patients who have had ETS (Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy).

Last but not least, botox 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 18 years are fit for this treatment who have tried and tested other options such as antiperspirants. In addition, constant changing of shirts during the day indicates significantly botox for underarm sweating treatment.

What are the side effects Botox for Sweating?

Botox hyperhidrosis treatment may result in:

  • Bruising
  • Flu-like symptoms can occur
  • Temporary muscle weakness (ie. palms, face)
  • Allergic reactions to Botox are very rare

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. Therefore, the sweat gland never receives the command to produce sweat.

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.
Hyperhidrosis 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 sweat rash have reported that the affected area 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.

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