We all like to feel confident in our own skin but sometimes our bodies can catch us out, and often at the most inopportune moments. Many of us struggle to manage the day-to-day inconvenience of excessive sweating and it can cause a person deep embarrassment, especially if they suffer from excessive sweating around the armpit area.
Managing excessive sweating in our increasingly busy, modern lives, is very difficult. We should all be able to exercise with confidence or wear a special top on a night out without feeling anxious about ending the evening with a top covered in embarrassing sweat marks.
If you find yourself reaching for the deodorant far too regularly, the great news is that there is a treatment available which targets excessive sweating, or ‘hyperhidrosis’ as it is also known.
So, what’s involved in this treatment? We’ve put together this short guide to highlight what the process entails, how it works and how much it costs.
What is involved in treating excessive sweating in the underarm area?
Surprisingly, it’s Botox®. You may well have heard about Botox® injections being used to eliminate wrinkles and fine lines on a person’s face but did you know that Botox® is also extremely effective in targeting excessive sweating?
Many patients are now discovering that Botox® is a great way of reducing activity in their sweat glands, meaning that embarrassing sweat marks on a top can now be a thing of the past.
How much does Botox® for hyperhidrosis cost?
If you suffer from excessive sweating in the armpits, treatment in the UK is readily available but costs vary from clinic to clinic. Here at Look Lovely London, we charge just £450 to treat both armpits. The procedure itself takes just 25 minutes and we’re sure that you’ll be delighted with the results.
Are there any side effects to the treatment?
When it comes to Botox® for excessive sweating treatment, side effects are usually pretty minimal. Most patients don’t experience any side effects at all other than minor bruising which can sometimes appear where the needles have been administered. But since these are on your armpits they will not be visible to anyone, meaning that you can undergo Botox® in your lunch break without anyone knowing!
What happens on the day of your treatment?
One of our experienced and highly qualified team members will talk you through the procedure in full and this will also be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have. Some patients who have not undergone Botox® injections before can feel slightly anxious about the procedure and our team members are all experienced in reassuring nervous patients. The procedure will not take place until you are fully confident and ready.
The underarm area will be fully cleansed and then the Botox® injections will be placed no more than 3mm into the skin. Some patients feel a small sting when the needle is inserted and others don’t feel anything at all.
You may also notice small bumps where the needle enters the skin but these usually disappear within about ten minutes.
How long do the results last for?
Generally speaking, results from Botox® injections to the underarms can last up to nine months. This is why the procedure appeals so much to patients suffering with hyperhidrosis since they are able to carry on with their normal lives and enjoy the effects of the treatment for a long time. If they then want to return for further treatment then they can opt to do so.
Once you have tried Botox® to treat hyperhidrosis, we’re pretty confident that you’ll be delighted with the results. Many patients contact us to share their hyperhidrosis ‘before and after’ stories with us, and they always say that they only wish they’d known about Botox® sooner!
If you are struggling with excessive sweating and you don’t know where to turn, give our friendly and helpful team a call today on 0203 199 8236 and book a free consultation. We’re on hand to talk you through your concerns and give you all the information you need on the procedure.
Liberate yourself from a potentially life-long issue and fight back against hyperhidrosis for good!