Sweating a natural body process that helps to regulate our temperature and cools us down when our bodies overheat, to detoxify and cleanse our systems, and even helps to fight off bacteria. However It is estimated 365 million people worldwide suffer from Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) especially affecting the underarms, hands and feet. This can result in clothes chafing uncomfortably, skin blistering, clothes staining and causing social anxiety.
Hyperhidrosis is a recognised medical condition and typically an inherited condition, although it has been linked to underlying conditions such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism or heart disease.
Hyperhidrosis sufferers spend a great deal of time trying to hide and solve their symptoms. They can even start to withdraw from social activity.
Here at sk:INSPIRE we use BTX to help and treat your underarm hyperhidrosis symptoms.
BTX is injected in a grid-pattern to the affected area which blocks the actions of the nerves that supply the sweat glands, which can prevent the glands from producing sweat. Patients that have undergone treatment in fact report an up to 85% reduction in sweat production in their problem area for up to 6 months.
There are different approaches available to try and treat hyperhidrosis:
Severe cases can call for surgical intervention.
You may experience some pain, redness and/or itching where the injections have been given.
There is a risk that other areas of your body may sweat more after the injections to make up for the reduction in sweating at your armpits; this is called compensatory sweating.
This occurs in 4 – 5 out of 100 people after having this treatment but usually resolves within 4 months.
Rarely, muscle pain or muscle weakness following the treatment.
We offer this treatment after a face to face consultation with a medical practitioner. A bespoke quote will be given at the time of the consultation. Please contact us for more information.