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Excessive Sweating - HyperhIdrosis

Fresh, dry and confident

Botox Lymm, Cheshire

  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) of the armpits can have a major effect on people’s lives.  Sufferers are constantly aware of trying to hide embarrassing wetness or sweat stains on clothes, and this can interfere with work or social activities.  
  • There are many treatments available for excessive sweating.  The first and easiest method to tackle excessive sweating is with an antiperspirant.  High strength antiperspirants are available over the counter at the pharmacist, but if that doesn’t work, you may need one prescribing from your local GP.  
  • If antiperspirants fail to stop your excessive sweating, then you should consider speaking to your doctor to consider alternative treatments and to rule out other medical conditions that might be causing you to excessively sweat. 
  • Botox can be one such alternative solution for many patients.
  • Botox is a licensed treatment for armpit sweating.  It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the sweat glands, thereby eliminating the production of sweat in the treated area.
  • Treatment typically works within a few days, and can provide impressive relief for 4-7 months (or longer on occasions with repeated treatments).
  • Contact me today to discuss your excessive sweating solutions!
  • Most patients will notice the effect of Botox injections after a few days, but it can take up to 7 days to stop sweating and possibly up to 14 days for total dryness.
  • Botox treatment for excessive sweating lasts about 4 – 7 months, but can in some circumstances, with regular repeated treatments, last much longer, even up to 14 months in certain cases. 
  • Follow-up injections will be required to maintain dryness.
  1. Firstly, contact me to arrange a consultation.
  2. I’ll need to fully understand your medical history and discuss all your treatments options, along with using Botox as a possible solution to your sweating problems.
  3. Once you are completely happy that Botox is the right course of action, when you come in for treatment we can prepare you for the injections.
  4. Botox injections are not usually very painful and most people can tolerate them well.  
  5. Both armpits will need to be treated at the same time, and injections will take about 30-60 minutes.
  6. Post treatment, we can then discuss aftercare and arrange any follow up reviews.
  • To prevent infection, try not to touch the area and surrounding areas for 24 hours.
  • Avoid immediately wearing tight clothing and man made materials, such as nylon.
  • Do not consume excessive alcohol for 24 hours, as this can increase the risk of bleeding and bruising at the treated site(s).
  • Avoid exercise / excessive sweating for 24 hours.  
  • Do not to wear deodorant or anti-perspirant immediately after the treatment to help prevent infection.
  • Avoid direct sun, sunbeds, and saunas for 3 – 4 days after the procedure.
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding, as the effects on the baby are not known.
  • Below the age of 18.
  • Suffering from a cold, flu, or other illnesses.
  • About to fly within 48 hours after the procedure.
  • Have a skin infection or dermatosis (e.g. psoriasis or eczema).
  • Taking certain medicines.
  • Suffer from certain allergies.
  • Botox is a prescription-only medicine, subsequently, if not used correctly there can be serious consequences.
  • Always ensure that your aesthetic practitioner is a medically trained professional and aware of how to treat complications.
  • Because Botox injections wear off over time, most side effects are only temporary.
  • Possible side effects of Botox® include:
  • Weakening of the nearby muscles
    Nausea
    Flu like symptoms
    Tiredness 
    Blurry vision or vision problems
  • Very occasionally the treatment may fail to work because your body’s own antibodies naturally try and fight the toxin: however, this happens in less than 1 percent of the people who have repeated Botox treatments.
  • It is especially important not to rub or massage the injection area after having Botox treatment.  If you do, it could spread the toxin to the surrounding skin and cause secondary problems.
  • Choose a qualified medical professional to perform the procedure.
  • By law, the person prescribing Botox or Filler should be a doctor, nurse prescriber, dentist, or prescribing pharmacist.  Guidelines by the General Medical Council (GMC) state that they should meet you face to face (Skype does not count) or risk being struck off.  
  • Be aware that in a lot of cases, this is not always happening.  Some practitioners still give Botox without referring clients to prescribers at all.  In other cases, prescribers are issuing client prescriptions based on just a phone call.
  • Remember – whilst the person prescribing the treatment can delegate the injections to another person, they are still responsible to ensure they are given safely.  If they are not present, walk away.
  • Ask for a treatment plan to outline how much work you need, how often you will need to return and what aftercare you’ll need to undertake.