Botox for sweating?

It is completely normal to sweat when you exercise, or if it is too hot as it is the natural way for your body to cool you down. But if you are sweating excessively, then it can cause a lot of discomfort and can affect your overall sense of wellbeing. While there is often no obvious cause, it is frequently associated genetics (primary hyperhidrosis), or with underlying medical conditions like fevers (secondary hyperhidrosis).

Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections are most commonly associated with antiwrinkle treatment but in fact there are many different uses! In addition to hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) it is also used in the treatment of chronic migraines, neck spasms and an overactive bladder.

What is hyperhidrosis of the armpits?

This is excessive sweating which occurs because sweat glands are over-active. This condition can cause people problems in their social and working lives and can cause a lack of confidence.

How do Botulinum toxin injections help?

The toxin works by blocking the chemical at the end of the nerves so that it cannot work on the glands or muscles and in the case of the sweat glands it turns then off to reduce sweating. This doesn’t cure hyperhidrosis but provides temporary relief and needs to be repeated every five to six months for maximum effect.

How is it performed

At The Cosmetic Specialists, we offer a quick and effective treatment to minimise the process of heavy sweating. It requires small injections of the toxin a few centimetres apart in the armpit at our clinic in Exeter.

What are the benefits?

It can reduce and in most cases STOP THE SWEATING FOR UP TO 6 MONTHS.

What are the risks?

· Pain, redness and or itching: 10%

· Other areas of your body may sweat more: 5%

· Temporary headache or hot flush: 10%

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