Hyperhidrosis Treatment

One of the unfortunate problems about extreme heat is also the extreme sweating, and there are many people in London, UK that suffer from a condition called hyperhidrosis, which is the over-production of sweat by the sweat glands.

In some severe cases, the armpits, hands and feet are just drenched in sweat as a result of high pressure, stress or heat.  Celebrities have also been known to opt for botox when wearing couture gowns on the red carpet.  It can be very embarrassing to have such a problem, and although many people suffer from it, there are not many available treatments which are safe and effective – some treatments involve high-risk surgeries or time consuming treatments.

However, one of the most effective ways to reduce or stop the sweating is with the use of botox.  It is more painful to perform botox to the armpits, hands and feet than on the face as the skin is more sensitive.  In the case of the armpits, a topical anaesthetic is placed on the affected area before the botox product is injected in every square centimetre of the skin.  It is quick and it takes around an hour in total to complete the botox treatment.  However, injecting botox to the hands and feet is much more painful, and Dr Roberto Viel, at the LCAS Harley Street, recommends that the patients do this under a 20 minute sedation.  Sedation is not the same as general anaesthesia, and you can go home the same day.

The great advantage of using botox for the armpits, hands and feet is that is lasts for 1 year compared with the face where the botox treatment only lasts 3 -4 months.  It is a also a cost effective treatment to use botox to deal with hyperhidrosis as one session is only required for the whole year.  This will take place at the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery, Harley Street, London clinic.

(The injections are expected to give the patients about six months of dryness—sweat free!  Because the toxin “paralyzes” and no sweating occurs in the underarm area for about six months, many patients are worried that other parts of their body will start perspiring excessively because of the decrease in perspiring in the defined area (underarm).  This, however, should not be a concern because “the effects of Botox are strictly focal.  Since only small surface areas are treated the rest of the skin on the arms, legs, torso, and face sweat as before.”)

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