April 18, 2012
Excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis) affects both men and women and can be an embarrassing and an extremely distressing problem. With the summer around the corner you may start feeling a little anxious that it will get much worse!
What Causes Excessive Sweating?
Your body temperature is naturally cooled via the sympathetic nervous system through sweating, but for hyperhidrosis sufferers this temperature control mechanism is exaggerated meaning that you may sweat more than others. The most common body areas affected are the underarms, palms of the hands, soles of the feet, as well as the face and chest.
You may find that certain situations that cause fear or stress can trigger your excessive sweating as the sympathetic nervous system responds more strongly. This can cause you even more anxiety especially in social situations often perpetuating the problem, sometimes making you feel that total avoidance of given social situations may be better for you?
What Can You Do To Relieve The Symptoms Of Excessive Sweating
You can help to relieve this problem temporarily by avoiding known triggers such as spicy food or alcohol, wearing loose clothing and applying strong anti-perspirant, or even changing your clothes more frequently will help, but is not always an easy solution. If these lifestyle changes aren’t effective enough for you we have other options.
How Can Hyperhidrosis Be Treated?
At The Cosmetic Skin Clinic we have an extremely effective treatment for excessive sweating. Most people are not aware that Botulinium Toxin (BOTOX®) is an FDA approved treatment for excessive sweating. We have performed this treatment on many patients and it has quite literally changed their lives.
How The Treatment Works
The treatment works by injecting a small amount of Botox into your sweat glands, using micro injections that are administered just under the skin of each underarm which block the nerves that control the sweat glands.
The injections themselves are relatively painless (feeling like a small sting) and treatment takes about 15 minutes and you will see the benefits of this treatment soon after. The effects last for up to 6 months.
The Main Benefits Of This treatment Are:
- Quick, easy, safe and relatively pain-free
- Improved quality of life for sufferers
- Long lasting and life changing
If you are suffering from this condition and want to find out more, call our reception team on 01753 646 660 to arrange a consultation with one of our practitioners. Alternatively fill out our enquiry form.
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