Medically reviewed by Dr Justine Hextall, Consultant Dermatologist on 25th September 2018.
Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a condition that affects the amount of perspiration produced by the body. The condition can leave the affected areas constantly damp making everyday activities difficult to carry out and inevitably causing embarrassment to the sufferer. There is a quick and simple treatment available using a product known as BOTOX® or Vistabel®. This product is normally used to treat facial frown lines and wrinkles but it can also be effectively used to prevent the sweat glands from producing excess levels of sweat.
REAL LIFE STORIES
Sarah Laing shared her hyperhidrosis story
Having Botox under my arms has completely changed my life. My confidence has grown, I have a new colourful wardrobe and I now go out to a party with my arms held high!!!!
Benefits of Hyperhidrosis Treatment
- The treatment is quick and simple to perform and can reduce and almost eliminate sweating for around 6 months
- The treatment is non-invasive with virtually no recovery time necessary; you can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment
- Not permanent and will naturally break down
- Increases confidence and makes wearing your favourite clothes more comfortable
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Is it right for me?
Is Hyperhidrosis Treatment Right for Me?
Anyone who suffers from the condition known as Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating can consider this quick and effective treatment. If you are self conscious about your excessive perspiration and it is making everyday activities difficult to carry out then don't suffer anymore. Botox or Vistabel is one of the most effective, long lasting and minimally invasive treatments that puts a stop to excessive sweating. At The Harley Medical Group we have sucessfully treated both men and women who have suffered from this condition so you can be sure you are talking to the experts. Your Nurse counsellor will talk you through the treatment process and explain how it is performed. Whether you want to feel fresh at work, have a special occasion coming up or you simply find the summer months unbearable, this treatment will reduce perspration levels allowing you to get on and enjoy life without having to worry about unattractive sweat patches.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I HAVE MY TREATMENT?
How long will a Hyperhidrosis treatment last?
You will probably not need to have another treatment for at least 6 months, normally around 7-8 months. Following repeated treatments, the effects tend to last for a longer period of time. Your Doctor will discuss with you the results which you can expect to see and advise repeat treatments that will be suitable for you. If you have a good initial result, please note that, as recommended by the manufacturers of the treatment, we aim not to perform any "top-up" treatments within a 3 month period following your treatment.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Hyperhidrosis Treatment - Side Effects
Side effects of Hyperhidrosis treatment are rare - indeed it is one of the safest cosmetic procedures available.
However, there is the possibility of inadequate injection technique resulting in the treatment being injected or dispersed by massaging the area, this can cause a temporary weakness and is why it's so important to have your treatment at a clinic which is registered by The Healthcare Commission (the independent inspection body for both the NHS and independent healthcare industry).
When the treatment begins to work, you may notice some temporary strange "sensations" around the treated areas as the muscles that have not been injected adjust.
Who shouldn't have hyperhidrosis treatment?
Studies have not been performed on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Although treatments are not thought to be dangerous, treatment is best avoided during this time.
If you have any diseases, involving nerve damage or muscle weakness, Hyperhidrosis treatment is not recommended. It is also important to let your Doctor know if there is a family history of such diseases - for example Myasthenia Gravis or if you have previously suffered from Bell's Palsy.
Patients who are currently being treated with amino glycoside antibiotics or spectinomycin should wait until they have completed their course of treatment, and anyone who has had an allergic reaction to human albumin should not have Hyperhidrosis treatment.
We are pleased to be able to announce that The Harley Medical Group has successfully completed the registration and certification process for the Independent Healthcare Advisory Service Register of Injectable Cosmetic and can be found on the website: www.treatmentsyoucantrust.co.uk