Treating Excess Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) with Botox

Dr. Mayoni treats excess sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, at The Clinic, using botulinum toxin injections (Botox™).

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is when a person sweats excessively. It is common and is estimated to affect up to five in every 100 people. It can develop at any age and can have an identifiable cause (for example menopause or an overactive thyroid) or have no obvious cause.
The most commonly affected areas include the armpits, the face and chest, the palms of the hands, the groin and the soles of the feet. Dr. Mayoni can treat all of these areas with botulinum toxin (Botox ™) at The Clinic.
Although Hyperhidrosis does not usually post a threat to health, it can be difficult to live with, leaving sufferers feeling embarrassed and distressed. It can also be a problem if the sweating interferes with day-to-day life. For example, if it makes it difficult for someone to hold tools or drive, or if feeling self-conscious about excess sweating means that they stop doing things that they enjoy, such as exercise and socialising.
If you think you have hyperhidrosis, you should consult your GP for a diagnosis. Excessive sweating can sometimes be a sign of something more serious, so it’s important to rule this out before you seek treatment for the symptoms.

How does botulinum toxin (Botox™) treatment for hyperhidrosis work?

Botox™, or botulinum toxin, is injected into muscles to block the nerve signals that tell your muscles to contract. This technique helps to reduce sweating because it blocks the signals between the brain and the sweat glands.
The number of injections needed will depend upon the area being treated. The procedure usually takes between 30 and 45 minutes to conduct, and the effects usually last for between two and six months.

How can I find out more?

If you have been diagnosed with hyperhidrosis and are interested in finding out if botulinum toxin treatment (Botox ™) could help you, the first step is to book in for a full consultation with Dr. Mayoni. She will talk you through all the details and assess your suitability for treatment. If you have any queries, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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