Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating. Sweating is one of the most important ways in which the body loses heat, however, people with hyperhidrosis produce sweat in amounts far greater than needed to control their temperature.
How to stop excessive sweating
Hyperhidrosis can be treated with an injection of Botulinum toxin type A or Botox® in the underarms. When small doses are injected into the skin, it blocks the actions of the nerves that supply the eccrine glands which prevents them from producing sweat. It also blocks the nerve endings at first, but over about 6-12 weeks’ new nerve endings grow to replace them.
Austin Brewer specialises in hyperhidrosis treatments in Bournemouth. Around 15 to 20 injections are given, and the procedure takes up to 45 minutes.
Will a hyperhidrosis treatment hurt?
A very small needle is used so any discomfort will be minimal.
How long will a hyperhidrosis treatment take to work?
You should notice positive changes within 2 days of your treatment.
Different people have different responses to treatment. In a clinical trial, sweat production was reduced by 83% one week after an excessive sweating treatment. Furthermore, sweating was reduced by at least half in 95% of patients.
How long does a hyperhidrosis treatment last?
The effects of a hyperhidrosis treatment last for 4-7 months and will eventually wear off. We recommend booking another treatment as soon as you experience excessive sweating again.
Which areas of the body can be treated?
Any areas of the body that is affected by excessive sweating, including the forehead, feet and underarms.
If you want to stop excessive sweating contact Austin Brewer, an experienced aesthetic practitioner registered with the Independent Healthcare Advisory service. Book a free consultation for a hyperhidrosis and excessive sweating treatment in Bournemouth by calling 07823 88388.