Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

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    Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. It is most commonly associated with the axilla (armpit), but it can affect other parts of the body too. If you’re sick of embarrassing sweat patches and want a hyperhidrosis treatment, toxins for hyperhidrosis may be the answer.

    What causes excessive sweating?

    Excessive sweating can be due to a variety of reasons and the most common reason is the genetic predisposition. Apart from that secondary causes like hyperthyroidism, diabetes, or neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.

    Hyperhidrosis can be classified into two types mainly:

    • Primary hyperhidrosis:Most of the people have a genetic inclination for hyperhidrosis and include 30-50% of the affected population. In the majority of these patients, the cause is unknown.
    • Secondary hyperhidrosis:The condition may also arise due to an underlying health condition. The most common diseases causing excessive sweating include hyperthyroidism, obesity, adrenal gland disorders, and Parkinson’s disease.

    Toxin injections are used to treat Hyperhidrosis. The best treatment for secondary hyperhidrosis is to treat the underlying cause, which will normally reduce the excessive sweating, if that is not possible e.g. in Parkinson’s disease, toxins can be used to improve the excessive sweating.

    If you have new hyperhidrosis we recommend that you seek advice you’re your GP in first instance so that causes of secondary hyperhidrosis can be ruled out.

    All cosmetic injections are strictly administered by highly experienced and qualified advanced aesthetics staff or GMC-registered doctors at FAB Clinic.

    *Results may vary from person to person

    Summary Of Your Treatment

    • Procedure Time

      Approx. 30 min

    • Back To Work


    • Anaesthetic


    • Results

      Within 3 Days

    • Risks & Complications

      Discomfort, Minor Bleeding

    • Prices


    Frequently Asked Questions
    • What should I do before my toxins armpit treatment?

    Please arrive to appointment with shaved underarms (both males and females) and wearing a dark coloured loose fitting top. You will need to expose the area for treatment so a vest or sleeveless top is recommended. Deodorant can be worn to the appointment and will be removed by your doctor prior to your injections.

    • How can i stop excessive sweating?

    Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) can be stopped by injecting toxins in the armpits which like the hands and feet, tend to sweat more than other body parts.

    • How do toxin injections stop excessive sweating?

    Toxin injection blocks the signals for perspiration at the sweat glands and this stops the excessive sweating.

    • Does the injection for hyperhidrosis stop underarm sweating immediately?

    You should notice an improvement within roughly 7 days (results may vary from one person to the next).

    • How long will my injection for hyperhidrosis result last?

    Effects usually last for around 5-6 months. When you begin to notice the result wearing off you can normally use Driclor or another similar product to extend the result.

    • What are the side effects of toxin injections for hyperhidrosis treatment?

    Using injections to treat hyperhidrosis is a safe, well-established procedure with minimal risk. Common side effects of injecting toxins include bruising and swelling at the injection site, but these are temporary and should disappear within 48 hours of the procedure.

    • Is the injection for excessive sweating safe for me?

    It is firstly important to investigate why you are having excessive sweating as it may be an indication of an underlying condition – so we recommend you see GP when you first develop this symptom who can determine the cause of your excessive sweating. Treating the underlying condition if one is established to be causing hyperhiDo not undergo this treatment if you are:

    • Pregnant
    • Breastfeeding
    • Allergic to any of the ingredients in toxins
    • Living with a neuromuscular disorder (such as myasthenia gravis)

    We will not use injections for treating hyperhidrosis if there is an infection at the injection site.

    • What is Botox, and how does it work? Botox, short for Botulinum Toxin, is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It works by temporarily blocking nerve signals to the muscles, reducing muscle activity. This, in turn, smooths out wrinkles and lines caused by repetitive muscle contractions, such as frown lines and crow’s feet.
    • What are the common uses of Botox? Botox is commonly used for cosmetic purposes to treat wrinkles and fine lines. It’s also used medically to address conditions such as chronic migraines, muscle spasms, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and certain neurological disorders.
    • Is Botox safe? Are there any side effects? When administered by a trained medical professional, Botox is generally considered safe. Common side effects are mild and temporary, such as bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection site. Rarely, more serious side effects may occur, so it’s essential to choose a qualified provider.
    • How long does Botox last? The effects of Botox typically last for about 3 to 4 months. After this period, muscle activity gradually returns to normal, and repeat treatments are needed to maintain results.
    • How is a Botox treatment performed? During a Botox treatment, a healthcare provider uses a fine needle to inject the solution into specific muscles. The procedure is quick, usually taking only a few minutes, and requires no downtime.
    • Does Botox hurt? Is it painful? Most people report minimal discomfort during Botox injections. The needles used are very fine, and any discomfort is generally brief and mild. Some providers may use topical numbing cream to further minimize discomfort.
    • Who is a suitable candidate for Botox injections? Botox is suitable for adults looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It’s essential to have realistic expectations and discuss your medical history with your provider to ensure it’s a safe option for you.
    • Are there any alternatives to Botox for wrinkle treatment? Yes, there are alternative treatments for wrinkle reduction, including dermal fillers, chemical peels, and laser therapy. The choice of treatment depends on your specific goals and concerns, so consult with a healthcare professional to determine the best option for you.
    • How much does Botox cost? Botox pricing varies based on factors such as the provider’s experience, location, and the number of units required. It’s best to consult with a provider for a personalized cost estimate.
    • Can I resume normal activities immediately after a Botox treatment? Yes, most people can return to their regular activities immediately after a Botox treatment. However, it’s advisable to avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol consumption on the day of the procedure and to follow any specific post-treatment instructions provided by your healthcare provider.

    Remember that Botox treatments should be performed by qualified medical professionals with experience in administering the procedure to ensure safety and optimal results. Always consult with a healthcare provider for personalized advice and treatment options.

    After Care
    • Avoid tight fitting top over the area and avoid white T-shirts or tops immediately after treatment as there may be marks from the treatment which can stain clothing. Avoid consuming alcohol or taking aspirin, or nurofen in the 24 hours before or after your treatment. You should avoid applying deodorant on the day of treatment or after for up to 12 hours. You should avoid hot bath or shower for 12 hours after treatment.
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