Sweating is the body’s way of cooling down, but excessive sweating — or hyperhidrosis — is a surprisingly common condition that can bring misery and embarrassment. In the past this has been challenging to treat.
Overactive sweat glands drench the skin, soaking into clothing and leaving you physically uncomfortable and often socially self-conscious. Many people keep this secret and suffer in silence.
Despite excellent personal hygiene, odour can build up, affecting your confidence at work and in social situations, and in extreme cases when left untreated this can lead to unemployment and agoraphobia.
For excessive underarm and foot sweating, the problem can be solved very effectively with Botox anti-sweat injections, a nearly pain free procedure that can be performed quickly and safely in approximately 20 minutes at Portmore.
Botulinum toxin type A, which has been used by doctors for decades to treat facial tics and muscle spasms, is administered by tiny injections to stop your nerves from sending messages to activate your sweat glands in the problem area.
Clinical improvement generally occurs within the first week after injection and lasts four to seven months.
Botox is a prescription only medicine and should only be used where it is deemed appropriate by a qualified health professional following a consultation for excessive sweating.
Benefits of Botox for excessive sweating
- Quick and practically pain free — you’ll feel a small pinprick with each injection
- Sweat glands are deactivated within a week
- Associated odour problems disappear
- Safe to top up regularly