Hyperhidrosis, otherwise known as excessive sweating, can be a life-altering complication and a huge source of anxiety for many, affecting an estimated 3% of people here in the UK. There is no particular demographic associated with the condition – men, women and people of all ages can suffer from hyperhidrosis.
Excessive sweating is caused by overactive sweat glands which produce more moisture than your skin needs. This excess moisture can soak into clothing and cause great discomfort to individuals on a physical and emotional level. Sufferers can have excellent personal hygiene but bad-smelling body odour despite this.
If you’re worried that you might be suffering from hyperhidrosis, Keppel Skin can help by treating the condition with effective, non-invasive and painless Botox injections.
People who suffer from hyperhidrosis will experience some of the following symptoms:
- Skin infections (bacterial).
- Damp clothing even if you haven’t exercised or been in warm temperatures.
- Strong body odour despite good personal hygiene.
- A drop in confidence.
How can excessive sweating be treated?
Whilst many people associate Botox with facial aesthetics treatment, it can be used to treat excessive sweating by preventing the nerve endings from transmitting messages to your sweat glands – this temporarily reduces sweating. Treatment lasts for 6-8 months and the procedure is painless – there is no recovery period needed after treatment. Successive treatments will help the treatment last longer.
But where does my sweat go?
This is a frequently asked question as patients worry about there being an accumulation of sweat that will manifest itself once the treatment has worn off. This is in fact untrue: as the treatment prevents the messages that tell your sweat glands to produce sweat, there is no backlog or build-up, your body simply stops sweating.
Our practitioners understand that this can be a difficult subject for patients to discuss and always strive to make you feel as at ease as possible. Our practice is a welcoming environment and our staff are friendly and approachable so please do not hesitate to let us know if you’re feeling anxious or worried.
If you would like to book a consultation with us here at Keppel Skin, please do not hesitate to contact us.