This all-too-common skin condition doesn’t have to control your life! Here at Aesthetic Medispa, your Essex skin doctor, we have just the thing to reduce your excessive sweating problem and give you back your confidence. In this special post, we’ll talk through the excessive sweating treatment and what’s involved at each stage, so if you’re living with hyperhidrosis, you’ll have the power to finally tackle it head-on.
What is excessive sweating?
First of all, we thought it’d be useful to give an overview of the condition, in case you’re unsure whether you have it. Hyperhidrosis is loosely defined by the charity hyperhidrosis UK as ‘sweating more than is needed to control body temperature’. It’s not known what causes it, and although it’s usually more prevalent in areas such as the hands, feet, armpits and groin, it can occur anywhere on the body.
How can I treat excessive sweating?
There are lots of ways to manage excessive sweating, and even simple swaps like switching to natural fibre clothing, antiperspirant and emollient washes can help, they won’t ‘treat’ the condition.
That’s where we come in. As skin doctors here in Essex, we’ve helped many people with their hyperhidrosis. Surprisingly, botox injections can be used to curb sweat production in the glands, creating less sweat and ensuring you’re drier and more comfortable throughout the day.
Isn’t botox a beauty treatment?
Yes and no. Botox was developed as a medical treatment because research showed that it could help prevent problems such as tics, but since then, it’s gone on to be used for far more applications. Botox injections can help improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles from a beauty perspective, but they can also be used to ease headaches, teeth-grinding and symptoms of excessive sweating also known as hyperhidrosis.
How does it work?
Much like a routine aesthetic appointment, you’ll be given botox injections in the affected areas. The treatment then works to ‘block’ signals from the brain to the sweat gland, meaning that for 3-4 months, you’ll produce less sweat.
Is Botox safe?
Although many are confused by the name and think it sounds like treatment involves toxic botox injections, botox is incredibly safe for this kind of procedure. Of course, there can be risks and side effects, and these will always be discussed ahead of treatment.
Am I suitable for botox injections?
Botox is legally classed as a prescription medicine – so a consultation is the first step in deciding whether you’re eligible for treatment.
How do I book?
Simply visit our contact page here to get started with anti-wrinkle injections. We look forward to seeing you at one of our clinics, based in both Essex & Rickmansworth.