It’s true! Sweating can be reduced by injecting Botulinum Toxin superficially into the skin in the offending area. Commonly this is used effectively under the arms and on the palms of the hand. Whilst hyperhidrosis is a medical condition whereby excessive sweating causes limitations to the sufferer’s lifestyle, this treatment can be provided to anyone who would just like to sweat less- for example to stop sweat marks on a summer dress (or shirt).
There is a lot of useful information available for those suffering from hyperhidrosis- find many useful links here, on the Hyperhidrosis Support Group website.
I want treatment – can I have it?
Most of our practitioners are happy to provide this treatment and although cost will vary depending on practitioner you can expect to pay between £350-500 for underarm or palm treatment. Before you attend for treatment PLEASE discuss with your General Practitioner, the potential for referral for free treatment on the NHS! At Visage Aesthetics UK we offer a private service and despite many of our practitioners also working through the NHS, treatments given at a Visage Aesthetics UK clinic are private and subject to the cost mentioned above.
Should I shave first?
Underarm shaving is best avoided for 48 hours before or after treatment. Shaving within this timeframe simply gives a slight increase in the risk of a skin infection. If you need to shave your palms you may be suffering from Werewolf syndrome.
Are there side effects?
Yes! Commonly underarm or palm Botulinum Toxin injections will lead to ‘compensatory sweating’. This is when stopping sweating in one area leads to increased sweating elsewhere – for example the back or thighs. Although this is very common, most patients will report high satisfaction levels in the overall outcome – presumably because they can tolerate sweating excessively elsewhere on their body more than in the area treated.
Is it painful?
At our clinics we insist upon applying anaesthetic cream to the skin for at least 30 minutes prior to injection. Following this application, treatment is virtually pain-free.
How long should treatment last?
Typically 9-12 months.
How long will the treatment take?
Injections take 15-30 minutes, but you should allow an additional 30 minutes for the anaesthetic cream to take effect beforehand and also time to discuss your treatment with your practitioner.
How do I make an appointment?
Decide which clinic you’d like to attend and send them an email or give them a call. List of our clinics.