Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. It is most commonly associated with the axilla (armpit), but it can affect other parts of the body too. If you’re sick of embarrassing sweat patches and want a hyperhidrosis treatment, Botox for hyperhidrosis may be the answer.
What causes excessive sweating?
Excessive sweating can be due to a variety of reasons and the most common reason is the genetic predisposition. Apart from that secondary causes like hyperthyroidism, diabetes, or neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.
Hyperhidrosis can be classified into two types mainly:
- Primary hyperhidrosis: Most of people have a genetic inclination for hyperhidrosis and include 30-50% of the affected population*. In the majority of these patients, the cause is unknown.
- Secondary hyperhidrosis: The condition may also arise due to an underlying health condition. The most common diseases causing excessive sweating include hyperthyroidism, obesity, adrenal gland disorders, and Parkinson’s disease.
Botox is used to treat Hyperhidrosis. The best treatment for secondary hyperhidrosis is to treat the underlying cause, which will normally reduce the excessive sweating, if that is not possible e.g. in Parkinson’s disease, Botox can be used to improve the excessive sweating.
If you have new hyperhidrosis we recommend that you seek advice from GP in first instance so that causes of secondary hyperhidrosis can be ruled out.
How to stop excessive sweating?
The experienced doctors at Dr Leah Clinics treat hyperhidrosis using Botox® injections. This is a quick and straightforward method, which is highly effective and can be life changing for those who are troubled by excessive sweating.
When used to treat axilla (underarm) hyperhidrosis, Botox in the armpits is administered via a series of injections to prevent the sweat glands from excessive sweating.
The treatment takes approximately 30 minutes. This is a safe, well-established procedure that has been used for many years both in the NHS and private clinics.*
Dr Leah Clinics use Botox to treat excessive sweating in the following areas:
- Excessive scalp sweating
- Excessive forehead sweating
- Excessive armpit sweating
(Excessive foot sweating and excessive hand sweating is treated at our Essex clinic only (Dr Manav))
Please note that our hyperhidrosis treatment (and all other injectable procedures) are undertaken by our doctors, who are skilled and experienced in performing this treatment.
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HYPERHIDROSIS TREATMENT FAQS
• Allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox®
• Living with a neuromuscular disorder (such as myasthenia gravis)
We will not inject Botox® for treating hyperhidrosis if there is an infection at the injection site.