Excess Sweating

When sweating gets out of control, it can be embarrassing whatever the situation. You want to turn up at your management meeting or party looking and feeling confident, but the wetness seeps into your clothes and leaves you feeling self-conscious and understandably upset. With a fast and effective treatment available at DD Clinical, you don’t need to live this way anymore.

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition, which affects up to 5% of the population during their lifetime. Some people with the disorder sweat excessively from their entire body, while others have localised problem-areas like underarms, feet and hands. If it’s impacting on your lifestyle, come and talk to our experienced medical practitioners. We offer a simple Botox treatment that quickly helps you return to your confident and sweat-free self.

Find out more about Excess Sweating

Read the answers to the most commonly asked questions below. Or, book a consultation with one of our specialists and we’ll be happy to talk you through it.

 

Perspiration is our body’s natural response to heat. But when we start to sweat excessively, the medical term is hyperhidrosis. People with this condition will produce sweat regardless of the temperature outside, and the release of liquid from the sweat glands lasts longer than usual.

Although the onset of Hyperhidrosis is more common in teenagers, it can develop at any age and causes a tremendous amount of discomfort and embarrassment. Often the condition is associated with the armpits, but it affects other areas of the body too, like the hands, feet and face.

Botox is a safe and effective treatment for hyperhidrosis that’s been used by medical professionals for many years. It’s applied directly to affected areas of the body and works by preventing the sweat glands from producing sweat.

Botox treatment for excessive sweating at DD Clinical

The first step is to attend a complimentary consultation to talk through the procedure and decide if it’s right for you. Our experienced clinicians will take a full medical history and advise on any questions or concerns you may have.

Once you’re ready to go ahead, a doctor will use a small needle to give a series of Botox injections just under the skin in the area of the body that’s being treated. This only takes about half an hour, and there’s little to no discomfort during that time. The effects start very quickly, and you’ll be free of hyperhidrosis for up to six months.

Botox, or botulinum toxin, has been in medical use for more than four decades and is known to be a safe and effective treatment. The product is made up of a natural, purified protein, which relaxes muscles, and in the case of hyperhidrosis restricts the sweat glands.

When injected by an experienced medical professional, there are minimal risks to having a Botox treatment. The procedure is quick and easy to administer and is almost entirely pain-free. That means you’ll be back to your usual lifestyle – with added comfort and confidence – by the following day.

Botox is a well-established, safe procedure, and there are very few side effects.

Occasionally, people experience mild bruising and swelling at the injection site. This is short-lived and passes within 24-hours.

If you have any other concerns, please ask. We’ll discuss in detail any side effects or potential risks for all our treatments at your complimentary face-to-face consultation.

Most people continue their day as normal after a Botox treatment. It’s best to take it easy, avoiding strenuous exercise, extreme heat (like a sauna), or alcohol for 24 hours. But after that, you can return to your usual routine.

In advance of any injectable procedure, you’ll receive a thorough consultation with a medical practitioner, who will advise you on all aftercare requirements.

You should avoid Botox treatment if any of the following are relevant:

  • The injection site is infected
  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients
  • You have known bleeding disorders
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You have a neuromuscular disorder (e.g. myasthenia gravis)

Our clinicians can advise you on alternatives to Botox if required and will talk you through these risks as well as any other concerns you may have.

Botox for hyperhidrosis costs between £199-£500 depending on how many areas of the body you are looking to treat. The effects last between four-six months, after which you’ll have a top-up treatment that’s priced depending on the extent of the treatment required.

We offer complimentary consultations in advance of all procedures, where you can discuss any concerns you have and create a treatment plan.

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