Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterised by excessive sweating that goes beyond what is necessary to regulate body temperature. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat profusely, even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest. It can affect just certain areas or the whole body.
Areas commonly affected are:
Have you been using a hyperhidrosis treatment that doesn’t work?
We offer excellent hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) solutions for those who have had little to no success from previous treatments. No matter how long you have suffered, you can experience improvement within weeks of starting treatment with Diamond Skin Care.
Hyperhidrosis treatment that works for you
Botox® – often associated with cosmetic wrinkle reduction – is a particularly effective treatment for hyperhidrosis present in one or few areas of the body. At Diamond Skin Care, we provide excessive sweating injections for the armpits, face and scalp.
How does it work?
Botox® injections help to control the symptoms of severe sweating where other treatments have not been successful. Botox® is injected into the skin and works by blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. The treatment will only work on the areas of the body that have been injected and can last up to 6 months. We offer regular top-up appointments to maintain the effectiveness of treatment.
If you would prefer, we also have alternative options available to suit your individual needs – from powder deodorants to oral medications.
What happens on the day of your appointment?
You will be seen in person by one of our Specialists for an initial Dermatology Consultation.
Your Consultation is an opportunity to talk through your journey, as well as the outcome of every treatment that you have tried so far.
The Specialist will then assess the area of concern to confirm the diagnosis, and discuss your best treatment options. They will help make the right choice for you.
If you decide to opt for the Botox® injections, we will arrange your follow-up appointment to administer the treatment and start you on your treatment journey.
If you do not choose the Botox® injections, the Specialist will issue a private prescription, share your notes with your GP (with your consent), and arrange a free follow-up appointment to make sure that the treatment is working for you. They will then amend any management plan for maintenance and long-term control.
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Frequently asked questions
What are the benefits of Botox® injections for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)?
The benefit of this treatment is that it can reduce, and in most cases stop sweating in the injected areas.
How long will the Botox® work for?
Botox® is not a permanent cure and some people may get greater benefit than others. In axillary hyperhidrosis, Botox® helps to stop or greatly reduce the symptoms. This will usually happen within two weeks of treatment and the effects may last between four and six months. If you find that this treatment has helped you, it can be repeated to give you the greatest benefit.
What are the risks of Botox® injections?
You may experience some pain, redness and/or itching where the injections have been given.
There is a risk that other areas of your body may sweat more after the injections to make up for the reduction in sweating at your armpits; this is called compensatory sweating. This usually resolves within 4 months.
You may experience a headache after having the injections.
You may experience muscle pain following the treatment.
Are there any alternatives to this treatment?
Before being offered botulinum toxin injections for your hyperhidrosis, you may have already tried other treatments, such as powder deodorants containing aluminium chloride hexahydrate and oral medications that block sweating as a side effect. An alternative to botulinum toxin injections is surgery to remove some of the nerve tissue that emits signals to stimulate the sweat glands. However, surgery is only used a last resort when all other treatments have failed, as there are more risks and it does not guarantee a cure.
What will the treatment feel like?
You may find the injections uncomfortable, but most people do not describe the treatment as painful. Your consultant may prescribe some local anaesthetic cream to numb the area being injected.
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