Excessive production of sweat, also known as hyperhidrosis, usually begins in either childhood or adolescence. Sweating is one of the most important ways for the body to lose heat; however, people with hyperhidrosis produce sweat in amounts far greater than needed to control their temperature.
Hyperhidrosis is caused by over activity of one type of sweat gland, the eccrine gland. Excessive sweating can quickly and effectively be resolved by administering an injectable protein called Botulinum Toxin, sometimes referred to as excessive sweating treatment.
Botulinum Toxin is a powerful protein that can be used safely in minute doses. When small doses of the toxin are injected into the skin, the actions of the nerves that supply the eccrine glands are blocked and their ability to produce sweat is prevented.
Before a patient can undergo hyperhidrosis treatment, it is imperative that they are seen by an aesthetic doctor or nurse who will conduct a thorough free, no obligation consultation and ascertain suitability for treatment.
During the excessive sweating treatment, an extremely fine needle is used to inject small amounts of the toxin into the affected area in approximately 10 to 15 places. As the needle is so fine and the volume of toxin injected is very little, most people experience only very mild discomfort.
Clinical trials have shown sweat production may be reduced by 83% one week after a hyperhidrosis treatment and sweating can reduce by at least half in 95% of cases as shown in patients who were measured 4 weeks gravimetrically post treatment. The effects of the treatment wear off gradually over a period of several months. Your next excessive sweating treatment can be delivered when the effects of the first course wear off, which usually happens after 4 -7 months.
As the needle used to inject the toxin is ultra-fine, most people experience only very mild discomfort, with many clients reporting hardly feeling the injections at all.
With toxin treatment for hyperhidrosis, there is no downtime as such; indeed, it is possible to have this treatment in a lunch break and return straight back to work. The toxin usually takes up to 2 weeks to reach optimum effect, so it’s a gradual process.
The risk of side effects is minimal, however as with any injectable treatment, some clients may experience mild localised bruising, redness, or swelling at the injection site. Thorough cleansing of the skin prior to treatment and careful placement of each of the injections helps us to ensure these risks are as minimal as possible.
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Virtually painless, requiring no anaesthetic
Injectable, purified protein (Botulinum Toxin Type A) blocks the actions of the nerves that supply the eccrine glands preventing their ability to produce sweat
Clinical trials have shown sweat production may be reduced by 83% one week after treatment and sweating reduced by at least half in 95% of patients measured 4 weeks gravimetrically post treatment.
None as such, indeed it is possible to have this treatment in a lunch break and return straight back to work
Varies from person to person but generally treatment is recommended every 3 - 6 months