It’s normal to sweat when hot or during exercise, but when severe sweating interferes with your daily activities it can cause great emotional upset and embarrassment. Hyperhidrosis is a common condition that can affect the whole body, especially areas like the underarms, feet, hands, and scalp.
While there is no permanent cure, excess sweating can be managed with specialist treatment here at Facial Rejuve.
Botox, the product that forms the basis of anti-wrinkle injections, is a well-researched prescription only drug with a high safety profile. Anti-wrinkle injections have been shown to reduce sweating in the armpits by up to 90% and is a very effective treatment that can be life changing for patients.
How we treat excessive sweating?
Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is a medical condition characterised by over-activation of sweat glands. This difficult-to-manage condition can affect any part of the body but is most common in the armpits. Facial Rejuve specialises in the treatment of excessive sweating, eliminating a chronic condition that interferes with daily life.
Unlike topical treatments, Botox targets sweating at its source, it will move toward the sweat glands where it will reduce the contraction of surrounding muscles – thus reducing sweating.
Post-injection, you can expect to notice the treatment working within four to six days. Within one week, you should notice a significant reduction in the amount of sweat produced in your affected areas. In clinical studies, patients were found to experience more up to 90% reduction in sweating within the first seven days post-treatment.
How long do the results last?
After your first treatment for excessive sweating, the effects will last an average of about six months.
Is it painful?
In a word, no. Your doctor will prepare the affected area(s) for treatment with a topical numbing agent. The injections themselves take only a minute or two, during which time the area is numbed and patients will refer to the sensation as being pincy.