Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating that can affect any part of the body. When treated it can reduced by up to 95%.
HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
Small volumes of Botox are injected into the skin, it blocks the actions of the nerves that supply the sweat glands; this prevents the glands from producing sweat.
HOW LONG DOES THIS TAKE?
A small amount of Botox is injected into 10 to 15 places about 1.5 – 2cm. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes.
DOES IT HURT?
Only minimally. Because the skin of the armpit is thin, hyperhidrosis treatment there is barely felt.
HOW QUICKLY DOES IT WORK AND HOW LONG WILL THE EFFECTS LAST?
You should notice an improvement in your condition within a week of treatment. Results vary, but most people report a 95% reduction in excessive sweating for 6-8 months after treatment.
BOTOX – WHAT IS IT AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
BOTOX is produced from a toxin that is derived from the bacterium clostridium botulinum. It is known as type A. It is injected in small amounts under the skin. it then targets muscles and temporarily restricts their movement. This allows the overlying skin to repair resulting in a smooth – young wrinkle free appearance.
WHAT AREAS CAN BOTOX BE USED TO TREAT OTHER THAN SWEAT GLANDS?
At our Newcastle botox clinic, injections can be used to treat the following areas
- frown area
- crows area (eyes)
- cheek and chin