Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

 

In some people, the body’s mechanism for cooling itself down is over active- so over active that they may sweat four or five times more than is necessary, or normal. When sweating is this extreme it can be embarrassing, uncomfortable, anxiety inducing and life inhibiting.  It can disrupt all aspects of a person’s life, from career choices and recreational activities to relationships, emotional wellbeing and self-image.  This kind of excessive sweating is a medical condition called Hyperhidrosis

 

 

Hyperhidrosis has – quite understandably – a significant impact on quality of life. It can restrict choice of clothing and affect relationships. Many find the problem embarrassing and may avoid certain social situations as a result.

beautiful healthy serene girl, isolated on whiteBTX-A is a well known treatment for managing Hyperhidrosis and the most common areas treated are armpits and palms. Although one cannot guarantee resolution of the problem, in our experience, we have had great success with this treatment. It is difficult to predict duration of benefit in any given patient.

 

Treatments Available

BTX-A (Anti Wrinkle Injections)

Botulinum Toxin-A (e.g. Botox or Bocouture) remains the number one anti-ageing treatment, primarily used for PREVENTION & TREATMENT of lines & wrinkles. We aim to give you a natural result; we do not support the frozen look. We also use this for other concerns eg armpit sweating, teeth grinding/TMJ pain and migraine. A safe and effective product used by millions of patients. In our experience, “Botox” is still very misunderstood, even amongst patients who have been having it for some years. We often hear in consultation that “no-one has ever told me that when I have had Botox before!” Let us introduce you to a truly expert approach to this popular treatment.

Botulinum Toxin A is available in a number of different brands. We offer two of the leading brands Botox and Bocouture, at the same price. A number of high quality, double-blind, randomised, controlled, split-face trials have shown that effectiveness and duration of effect are equal with these 2 brands. However, with a heavy emphasis on practising evidence-based medicine, our strong belief is that Bocouture is now the Gold Standard product to use. The main reason is that it is the only brand which does NOT contain complexing proteins. These proteins can be responsible for the immune system mounting a response that produces antibodies, rendering the treatment ineffective.

Benefits of Bocouture:

  • Vegan-friendly
  • Free of complexing proteins
  • Stored at room temperature so no need for environmentally UNFRIENDLY packaging eg polystyrene and ice packs
  • Free of human-derived products
  • Licensed for use in all 3 areas of the upper face

 

 

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Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) FAQs

What do I do before the BTX-A treatment?

  • Please shave underarms and avoid using over the counter antiperspirants or deodorants 24 hours before.
  • It is advisable to avoid aspirin and non-steroidal medication, vitamin E, gingko biloba and St. John’s Wort for at least 24 hours prior to treatment as these may increase the risk of bleeding and bruising.
  • If you have been prescribed aspirin for a medical reason, it is best to continue this. If you have a bleeding disorder, or are taking Warfarin, discuss this with the nurse prior to receiving botulinum treatment.
  • Wear a dark, loose top, preferably an old one to the appointment. You may bleed a little and iodine may stain clothing.

What does the BTX-A treatment involve?

The Doctor will first identify where the sweat glands are most active. Injections are spaced approximately 2cm apart to treat the area.  The needles are tiny, the injections are not deep and most patients report tolerable discomfort rather than pain.