Botox For Sweating Hyperhidrosis

The Secret Behind Botox For Sweating Relief

As summer approaches, many of us eagerly await sunny days spent outdoors, however, the onset of warmer weather can bring a less welcome arrival – excessive sweating. Your propensity to perspire can lead to discomfort and self-consciousness, particularly when it comes to wardrobe choices. Botox for sweating provides a solution to dreaded sweat patches under the arms and on your back that have led you to avoid wearing certain colours or fabrics in the past. Book a consultation at The Lovely Clinic to minimise perspiration in time for summer!

Why Do You Sweat? 

You can think of sweating as your body’s built-in air conditioner. When temperatures rise or your stress levels peak, your nervous system triggers millions of sweat glands across your skin to spring into action, releasing droplets of fluid. This process helps regulate body temperature by evaporating sweat from the skin’s surface, which cools your body down. 

Botox for sweating is most commonly used when this mechanism becomes overactive, leading to a condition known as hyperhidrosis. This is characterised by excessive sweating that goes beyond what is necessary for thermoregulation. It can affect various parts of the body, including the palms, soles of the feet, underarms and face, causing significant social embarrassment and discomfort. 

How Does Botox For Sweating Work? 

The most effective treatment for extreme sweating is Botox. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that acts as a potent stimulator for sweat secretion. Botulinum toxin, commonly referred to as Botox, blocks the presynaptic release of acetylcholine, inhibiting the signal to activate sweat glands. Botox for sweating reduces perspiration in the treated area, providing relief from sweating for approximately 6 months. Chemical denervation is reversible, which is why Botox only has a temporary effect, however, top-up treatments maintain the effect of sweat suppression.   

What To Expect From Your Treatment

Before undergoing Botox for sweating, your Lovely Clinic doctor or nurse prescriber will discuss your medical history, expectations and any concerns you may have. On the day of your treatment, you can expect a quick and straightforward process. The targeted area will be cleaned and a topical numbing cream will be applied to reduce discomfort during the procedure. Using a fine needle, your doctor will administer Botox injections into specific points within the affected area. While discomfort is typically minimal, you may experience temporary redness, bruising or swelling at injection sites, which subsides within a few days. 

The full effect of your Botox treatment may take a couple of weeks to become apparent. Once the neurotoxin blocks the activation of your sweat glands, you can expect a significant reduction in perspiration, providing relief from hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. The duration of results varies depending on the area being treated, with underarm injections typically lasting longer than those in the palms and soles of the feet. On average, Botox for sweating offers 6 months of relief. Regular follow-up appointments at The Lovely Clinic can help to prolong the outcome. 

Book Your Treatment 

Embrace a summer of confidence and limitless wardrobe choices! We understand the impact of hyperhidrosis can have on your daily life, so we’re excited to offer an effective and convenient solution. Book a consultation at The Lovely Clinic and discover how Botox for sweating can significantly reduce your concerns in just two weeks. Our experienced team provides personalised care and skincare solutions tailored to your needs. Call 020 3695 5400, email or complete our online contact form to get in touch.  

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