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Hyperhidrosis Treatment

 

Botulinum toxin injections provide an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in many people.

Treatment involves injecting small doses of the same agents used to aid skin wrinkles into the skin of the affected areas. They work by blocking the action of nerves that supply the eccrine (sweat) glands. This stops the glands from producing sweat.

Treatment totally blocks the nerve ending for about 6-12 weeks, but then new nerve endings start to form. This means the effects of the treatment of hyperhidrosis lasts for several months but will eventually wear off.

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What does the treatment involve?

You will need a number of small injections with a fine needle into the affected areas such as your armpits. The injections may cause some discomfort and your skin may be slightly red and inflamed immediately after treatment. This normally resolves within a few hours.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects include bruising or tenderness at the injection sites and increased sweating at other sites. Rare side effects include itching, muscle aches, allergic reactions and muscle weakness.

How long does it take to work?

Most patients notice some positive changes within the first week after treatment. The effects usually last between 4-7 months.

What Our Clients Say

As always, I felt very relaxed in the care of Dr Tracey. I was offered very wise advice and am very happy with the results so far. Thank you

Maureen Ross

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