Hyperhidrosis is abnormally excessive sweating that’s not necessarily related to heat or exercise. You may sweat so much that it soaks through your clothes or drips off your hands. Besides disrupting normal daily activities, this type of heavy sweating can cause social anxiety and embarrassment. We can treat Hyperhidrosis with Botulinum injections at Vanité Clinic.
Botulinum toxin injections
Botulinum toxin can be injected into the skin in areas of the body affected by hyperhidrosis. This helps reduce sweating in these areas by blocking the signals from the brain to the sweat glands.
Around 15-20 injections are given in the affected areas of the body, such as the armpits, hands, feet or face. The procedure usually takes about 30-45 minutes in total.
The effect of the injections usually lasts for several months, after which time the treatment can be repeated if necessary.
Potential side effects of botulinum toxin injections include:
- pain, redness or itching where the injections are given
- nausea, headaches and hot flushes after the injections are given
- another part of your body sweating more to make up for treated area – known as compensatory sweating
- muscle weakness around the treatment area
Most of these side effects are short-lived or will resolve as the effect of the injections wears off.