It is estimated that around 1-2% of the UK population suffer from excessive underarm sweating; a condition known as hyperhidrosis. Many more suffer from uncomfortable and embarrassing damp patches.
Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterised by abnormally high levels of perspiration which beyond that required for the regulation of body temperatures.
Hyperhidrosis is not a temporary condition and not related to the external temperature. Many people who suffer from it have done so for years. It can affect people differently but low confidence is a common emotional side-effect.
What can you do?
If you suffer from hyperhidrosis and sweat excessively then you may think there is little you can do. Antiperspirants and deodorants can be used to target some of the negative effects of sweating but are often insufficient to combat the wetness which is visible on clothing. Botox can address the source of the problem itself. Clinics such as Cosmedics offer Botox injection treatments into the underarm area which can stop excessive sweating of the armpit/underarm for up to 5-8 months – giving patients long-lasting relief.
How much does Botox cost?
The Botox treatment performed in Cosmedics clinics is carried out by expert doctors. Prices for Botox sweating treatments range start from £450 (for both armpits) and £500 (for hands) – a small price to pay for complete confidence.
What does the treatment involve?
The treatment itself only takes around 20 minutes and as there are no major side effects so you can resume normal activities almost straight away. The treatment consists of a series of tiny relatively painless injections into your sweat glands to reduce the amount of sweat your body produces.
The treatments are expected to reduce the amount a person sweats by around 80% with repeat treatments having even longer-lasting effects when completed over time. You will still sweat (as the body needs this function to regulate temperature) but the amount you sweat will be greatly reduced.
Is Botox right for me?
If you are unsure about whether this treatment is right for you then it is vital that you speak to professionals in the healthcare interested. You can have a free of charge consultation with one of the expert Botox sweating doctors at Cosmedics to discuss your options and treatment may be able to be carried out on the same day if you decide it is right for you. Alternatively, you can book to have the treatment completed at a later date to give you sufficient time to think it over at home.