Botox for Hyperhidrosis

Botox for Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is a common condition characterised by excessive sweating

Hyperhidrosis can be treated in several ways: initially, over the counter antiperspirants and aluminium chloride topical preparations should be tried. An assessment from your GP should also be sought to rule out any underlying medical condition.

However, treatment with Botulinum Toxin A (Botox) has been found to be very effective, especially when treating axillary hyperhidrosis and should be considered if other treatments have been ineffective.


How does Botox work?

Botox temporarily blocks the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate sweat glands.

Is Botox suitable for everyone?

Botox for Hyperhidrosis is not suitable for pregnant /breastfeeding women or if you have a history of neuro muscular disorders.

Does it work?

Medical studies and patient testimonials do confirm that excess sweating is reduced.聽 The level of reduction depends on each individual. Occasionally not all sweat glands are targeted and there may be a small level of sweating in some areas.



Do I need to prepare for my treatment?

Prior to treatment, the affected area should be shaved and abstain from over the counter deodorants or antiperspirants for 24 hours. Refrain from exercise and hot drinks for about 30 minutes before treatment.

What does the treatment involve?

The area will be identified using an iodine starch test or follicular outline. Several tiny injections are given with a diluted Botox solution into the skin to target the overactive sweat glands. The treatment process only takes about 10-15 minutes although you will need to allow time for a full consultation and medical history. You will be offered a follow up appointment 2 weeks following your treatment.

When will I notice results?

Reduced sweating is reported about 2 weeks following treatment.

Are there any risks, side effects or complications?

Localised bruising, mild tenderness and swelling may occur. Infection, numbness and hypersensitivity have been reported. Very rarely, distant spread causing generalised muscle weakness, difficulty with swallowing and breathing can occur.

How long will it last?

It may last 4-6 months and longer in some patients.

Does it hurt?

Some patients find this treatment uncomfortable.

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The cost of Botox for Hyperhidrosis at The Regenia Clinic depends on how many areas are being treated