Botox for Hyperhydrosis – Excessive Sweating

Botox for Hyperhydrosis, effective control of sweating for up to 6 months

botox-excessive-sweating-500x333Sweating is a normal bodily function and it is necessary to control body temperature due to exertion or external temperature rise. Sweating may also occur when we are anxious. Sweating is regulated by the sympathetic nervous system. In a small number of people (about 1% of the population), the sympathetic nervous system is revved-up and works at a very high level. This can cause sweating to occur at inappropriate times, far in excess of the amount necessary to maintain normal body temperature.

Many people who suffer from excess sweating or hyperhydrosis have suffered for many years, often from childhood. They may constantly worry about having to change clothes, or shaking hands etc.

Excessive sweating can also cause irritating or painful skin conditions as bacteria and fungi often thrive in humid conditions and chaffing and rubbing can occur leaving skin sore and open to infetcion.

Botox for Hyperhydrosis

Botox for hyperhydrosis is not a cure and will not permenently stop excess sweating. – it will however provide temporary relief for up to 6 months. Generally, it needs to be repeated every three to six months for maximum effect.

The sweat glands in the skin are triggered by nervous impulse. The nerve impulses may tell the gland to produce sweat when you are too hot or perhaps when you are nervous. When Botox is injected into the affected area, the toxin blocks the chemical messenger sent to your nerves thus stopping the nerve from triggering the sweat gland. Botox  blocks the nerve endings and so sweat cannot be produced.  Sweating will return after 3 to 6 months as the effects wear off. The treatment can then safely be repeated.

Areas that Botox for Hyperhydrosis can be used

Botox for excess sweating can be used under the arms and on the hands and feet. Call us today for a consultation on 01962 809937


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