Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), affects 5% of people worldwide, that’s 365 million people! If you’re feeling anxious about reaching out to treat the condition, read on to find out more about how Cliftonville can help and the type of treatment involved.
Botox and hyperhidrosis
Botox began as a cosmetic treatment, smoothing facial wrinkles by temporarily paralysing targeted muscles. However, Botox has other less well-known uses such as to treat conditions like migraines, muscles spasms and hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is the medical name for excessive sweating and refers to any unusual sweating, for example, when it’s not hot.
How does Botox work to treat hyperhidrosis?
In the same way that the facial muscles are paralysed in the case of facial aesthetics, Botox stops the nerves that send messages to your sweat glands. When the sweat glands are working correctly, your nervous system stimulates the sweat glands when your body temperature rises and this is how your body cools itself down. When a person suffers from hyperhidrosis, the nerves that trigger the sweat glands overwork and an excess of sweat occurs. Botox treatment blocks the nerves that are responsible for triggering the sweat glands, so not sweat it ever produced. Many people mistakenly believe that Botox causes a backlog of sweat and that this will manifest itself once the treatment’s effects have worn off – it’s important to remember that this is not true!
Restore your confidence
The complications of hyperhidrosis extend beyond the inconvenience of having to change your clothes often and needing to use more deodorant than everybody else. The practical complications of excessive sweating can drastically affect a person’s confidence day-to-day and many people find themselves planning their life around hyperhidrosis. Relationships can become a challenge and you may find you spend a lot of time and effort in attempting to conceal the conditions from your friends and family, which can affect your wellbeing. Botox treatment to combat hyperhidrosis involves no rest period afterwards and you can go back to your normal activities immediately after leaving the practice.
Here at Cliftonville, we’re here to help. We understand that hyperhidrosis can be a delicate subject for many patients and our practitioners have ample experience in treating patients with the condition and will approach every case with sensitivity.
If you would like to book an appointment with us here in Northampton, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you in 2019.