Botulinum Toxin Injections to Stop Sweating
Published on: July 13, 2017
When we think of Botulinum toxin injections, we often think of smoothing out wrinkles on our face, but it can actually have a lot of other functions, including helping us treat excessive sweating. When the weather gets warmer, excess sweating can make people feel uncomfortable and limit the clothing and activities that they enjoy.
Botulinum toxin injections is a very effective treatment for excessive sweating that FDA approved , the treatment stops excess sweating by blocking the chemical signals sent to the sweat glands; if they don’t receive the message to produce sweat, then they don’t produce any. The procedure is relatively quick and is non-invasive but we can apply a topical numbing agent to minimise any discomfort. As well as being used under the arms, we can use this treatment on the hands, feet, forehead and the scalp. Once we have administered the Botulinum toxin into the area you would like treated, you are free to go home but we advise not to rub the area for about 4 hours post-treatment and avoid excessive exercise for 24 hours post-treatment. You will start to notice the difference after 1 to 2 weeks and the effects will last for around 6 months. We recommend that you visit us for a top-up treatment.
Our anti-sweat injections are a fast and effective way of making you feel cool and fresh during the warmer months and giving you a confidence. You no longer have to worry about unpleasant odours in your shoes, sweaty palms when you shake people’s hands or unsightly sweat patches on your clothes.
To find out more about our treatments or to book a free consultation, contact us today and speak to a member of the team.