Hyperhidrosis is a condition commonly known as excessive sweating. The severity ranges from relatively mild (which can often be controlled with antiperspirants alone), to more a severe issue which requires the use of advanced treatments. Excessive sweating can be caused by a diverse range of factors including the use of certain medications, lifestyle and genetics.
Botox injections are a highly effective solution to prevent excess sweating. The treatment works by blocking the neurotransmitter that stimulates the sweat glands therefore vastly reducing, and even eliminating, the sweat produced. Botox can be used to prevent excessive sweating in the armpits, head, hands, feet and face.
At White Swan we take the time to do a ‘sweat test’ with each client prior to treatment. We place a special solution on the affected area and encourage the client to walk briskly for 5 minutes and the solution will go darkest on the areas with the most active sweat glands. This means we can then accurately target our Botox so that our clients get the maximum benefit from their treatment.
Once we have mapped out the area requiring treatment, a series of small Botox injections are administered. There is no recovery period so you can go straight back to work or get on with your day as soon as your appointment is over. Our highly skilled doctors will ensure that the treatment is nearly completely painless.
Results can be seen 5-10 days post treatment and can last 6 months or more. We offer a complimentary follow-up appointment after two weeks to ensure that all our clients are fully satisfied with the results, and if necessary we can top-up the treatment. For the hyperhidrosis treatment to continue working in the long-term, the treatment will need to be repeated every 6-9 months. Our doctors will discuss and construct an ongoing treatment protocol with you during your consultation.
One of the most common questions is “will I sweat more elsewhere after the treatment”. You will not notice any significant additional sweating in other parts of your body. Think of this treatment like a very powerful antiperspirant.