Ashgrove Healthcare

Excess Sweating

What is this?

Hyperhidrosis is a term used for excessive sweating and this can be a problem particularly in the underarm areas. This affects men and women and can affect clothing choices and be difficult to manage with usual antiperspirant deodorants. Botox offers a practical, cost effective solution and produces excellent results.

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What is the treatment?

We provide a recognised and established treatment which involves small injections of Botulinum toxin into the skin in the underarms.  Both sides will be treated in the same appointment.

How does Botox® work for sweating?

Botulinum toxin blocks the chemical messenger sent from the nerves to the sweat glands. Without this chemical messenger the sweat glands cannot produce sweat.

How quickly does the treatment work?

The effect of the treatment will be immediately noticeable.

How long does the treatment last?

This treatment typically lasts for 9-12 months, after which the treatment can be repeated if you wish.

Does the procedure hurt?

The needles used are very small and are used just under the surface of the skin.  Patients have minimal discomfort.

Is there any “down time”?

No, there can be an occasional small bruise or irritated area, but patients can go back to work and carry out normal activities after the appointment.

Does it work for men and women?

Yes, both Men and Women benefit but men may need more botulinum toxin injected.

Do I need any follow up?

No follow up is needed.  Occasionally extra botulinum toxin is needed and this is given free of charge.