You are probably familiar with Botox as an anti-wrinkle treatment, but one of its lesser known benefits is currently doing the Hollywood rounds. Read on to find out how the popular cosmetic procedure can be used to improve the lives of those suffering from hyperhidrosis.
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is more commonly known as excessive sweating and is believed to affect around 7.5 million people worldwide. Sweating is a normal body process that is activated by the nervous system when body temperature rises, but for people with hyperhidrosis the nerves that signal the sweat glands are overactive. Excess moisture drenches the skin and soaks into clothing, leaving sufferers physically uncomfortable. The condition can also cause extreme social embarrassment, restrict clothing choices, and negatively impact a lot of the daily activities that most of us take for granted.
How can Botox help?
Botox treats hyperhidrosis by temporarily blocking the nerves that are responsible for activating sweat glands. It is injected directly into the areas of the body that produce too much moisture, providing a long-lasting, pain-free solution for excessive sweating. At Cliftonville Dental, our qualified health professionals can treat excessive underarm sweating quickly and safely with Body Sweat Solutions, a life-changing treatment that lasts for up to six months.
Is it a popular treatment?
Using Botox to treat hyperhidrosis is an increasingly popular treatment that recently gained media attention when model Chrissy Teigen documented her experience via Instagram Stories. “Botoxed my armpits. Truly the best move I have ever made,” she captioned the video, adding “I can wear silk again without soaking.” The model’s experience demonstrates that the procedure isn’t only for patients with severe hyperhidrosis – it can also be used if you are prone to sweating a little more than usual and have a high pressure occasion on the horizon (such as a wedding or graduation) that you want to look and feel your best for.
How soon will I notice results?
After you have your Body Sweat Solutions procedure you should notice symptoms gradually beginning to improve within a week. Underarm injections typically last for around six months, after which your symptoms will gradually return, and you will need follow-up injections. Exact timings may vary, depending on the severity of your condition and how your body responds to treatment. Typically, Botox used to treat armpit hyperhidrosis results in an 82-87% decrease in sweating.
Please contact us for a complimentary consultation to see if Body Sweat Solutions is suitable for you. The treatment costs £525 and clinical improvement generally occurs within the first week after injection and persists for four to seven months.