When the deodorants aren’t enough
Treatment with injections into each underarm can give you sweat-free piece of mind for up to 6 months.
Excessive underarm sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is a relatively common condition which can be uncomfortable and embarrassing –especially during the warmer months. Botox® is a safe and effective treatment for this distressing condition.
Excessive Sweat Treatment
for both armpits
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Botox®?
Botox® is the brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. In small, diluted amounts it can be injected into areas of the body to disable the sweat glands, preventing them from producing and secreting sweat. This is a more effective and longer-lasting treatment than specialist deodorant sprays.
How does Botox® work?
Botox® works by disabling the apocrine glands, which produce sweat. It does this by blocking the action of the nerves that supply these glands.
How is the Botox® injection performed?
Botox® is injected with a fine needle into the underarms. The procedure takes no longer than 30 minutes and causes only minor discomfort. No anaesthesia is required.
How long does Botox® last?
Excessive sweating usually diminishes noticeably within 1 week and this effect can last anywhere from 4 to 6 months. At this point you will need a repeat treatment to maintain the effect.
What are the side effects of Botox®?
Redness and swelling are expected. Bruising may also occur and should fade within 5-14 days. Applying an ice pack or cold gel pack to the treated areas helps reduce redness, swelling and bruising. There may be tenderness at the sites of treatment which may last for up to a few days. Paracetamol can be used to help relieve any pain or discomfort post-treatment. All the side effects and potential complications will be discussed during your consultation, prior to any treatment. You will also receive an aftercare leaflet.
Who should NOT receive Botox®?
Patients should not use Botox® if they are pregnant, breastfeeding, suffer from a neurological disorder or are allergic to any of its components. You should avoid Botox® if you have an infection at the planned site of the injection. You will receive a detailed medical consultation with one of our highly qualified doctors to ensure that there are no contraindications to Botox®.