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Worried about excessive sweating?

“SWEATOX” is the latest antiperspirant therapy

What is hyperhidrosis?

Underarm sweating is the most common form of hyperhidrosis and it affects many people. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition with severe negative psychological and emotional consequences. Excessive sweating can leave the affected areas constantly damp is often uncontrollable, embarrassing and not anticipated.

Why does it arise?

It is thought that hyperhidrosis is a result of over activity of the sympathetic nervous system. It is usually an inherited problem, affecting all walks of life, and a condition that people tend to suffer with throughout their lives.

How is it treated?

With a quick and simple, non-surgical, well established procedure using botulinum toxin, we can help to stop sweaty armpits. This product is normally used to treat facial frowns and wrinkles but it can also be effectively used to prevent the sweat glands from producing excess levels of sweat!

How long does it last?

The effects of the treatment last for 6-8 months, leaving you feeling more confident and able to enjoy life. Following repeated treatments, the effects tend to last for a longer period of time.

Is this treatment right for me?

If you are self conscious about your excessive sweating and it is making everyday activities difficult to carry out, then don’t suffer anymore. The treatment can be life changing for many.

Many patients feel that not having to worry about getting uncomfortably sweaty, whilst travelling, commuting on the tube or bus, at work and at parties, is a big boost to their confidence in both business and social situations, especially during the summer.

Whether you want to feel fresh at work, have a summer wedding or special occasion coming up, an important job interview or presentation, or if you just want to be free of embarrassing sweat patches, sweatox is the answer!

What happens when I have my treatment?

Prior to your treatment you will have a consultation with your practitioner, where all your questions are answered and you are assessed for your suitability to proceed.

The treatment involves a very fine needle to inject superficially under the skin, where the sweat glands are found. Botulinum Toxin works by blocking the nerve impulse going to the sweat glands.

Does it hurt?

The entire treatment usually takes no longer than 15 minutes and is carried out by a practitioner who is fully trained in its use. Because a tiny needle is used, most patients find there is only mild or temporary discomfort. Many patients comment that the sensation is similar to acupuncture.

Is it safe?

Botulinum toxin is a protein derived from a bacterium, having undergone a proven safe and highly effective purification process. Since the early 1970s it has been used in treating conditions in many fields of medicine and it has been used in aesthetic medicine for over 20 years.

Side effects of hyperhidrosis treatment are rare - indeed it is one of the safest cosmetic procedures available. In over 30 years of use in medicine, there have never been any reported serious allergic reactions and with such longevity we can say with certainty that there are no long term side effects. The most important thing to remember is that the treatment is non-permanent and very safe.

Potential side effects

Skin rash
Allergic reaction

Who is not suitable for treatment?

Studies have not been performed on women who are pregnant or breast feeding. Although treatments are not thought to be dangerous, treatment is best avoided during this time.

If you suffer from or have a family history of Myasthenia Gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome or other diseases involving muscle weakness, hyperhidrosis treatment is not recommended.

If you suffer from any blood coagulation disorders, treatment is not recommended.

Drug interactions

Drug interactions can occur when botulinum toxin is used concomitantly with other medications. Since these medications can alter the effects of botulinum toxin, you must ensure your practitioner is aware of any current medications you are taking, especially:

- Aminoglycoside antibiotics
- Anaesthetics
- Muscle relaxants

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