Botox has many medicinal uses beyond cosmetic treatments. Botox has been found to be very effective in reducing excessive sweating. Excessive sweating (i.e. out of proportion to what is required to regulate body temperature), is known as hyperhidrosis.
Excessive sweating in both men and women can really effect self-confidence and personal esteem. Everybody sweats and is a natural occurence to cool the body down, paticularly during exercise. However excessive sweating is embarrassing, it can stain clothes, inhibit romance and complicate business and social situations. Severe cases can make it hard for people to grip a car steering wheel or shake hands.
Excessive sweating can happen for no obvious reason, because of another condition you may have or as a side effect of medication you're taking. Effectively, this is a result of over-stimulation of sweat glands.
Botox temporarily inhibits the release of acetylcholine, preventing the overstimulation of these sweat glands. Therefore, by blocking or interrupting this chemical pathway, Botox minimises sweating in the area where it has been injected. Sweating will be significantly reduced for a period bwtween 3-6 months.
The pain associated with injections is normally very mild and no local anaesthetic is required. The needles used are very fine, approximately the same diameter as coarse human hair.
You will be able to engage in all of your usual daily activities immediately after your injections.
You may develop some slight bruising at the injection sites, but otherwise there will be no visible signs of your the treatment.
Botox injections for sweating have been successfully used in thousands of cases now and we have had great results at the Skin Clinic.