Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

What is it?

Everyone sweats on a daily basis, however suffers of Hyperhidrosis produce sweat in far greater amounts than needed to control their temperature.

If underarm sweating is intolerable and impacts on your daily activities, we can treat the condition using small doses of Botox® which can significantly improve your life.

Botox® works by blocking signals from the brain to the sweat glands, reducing the amount of sweat this is produced.

At BehindTheScenes, we only treat the underarms in men and woman. Other parts of the body such as hands and feet can be treated in the same way, however we recommend visiting your GP for these procedures.


How long does the treatment last?

Many clients see a noticeable effect last for up to 6-8 months and with frequent treatments and prolonged use, many clients see a visible long lasting result.

As nerve endings grow back after approximately 6 months, this is when you will start to see the initial condition reappear. We recommend top up treatments every 5-6 months to keep on top of the condition.


How long does the procedure take?

Depending upon the size of area to be treated, the procedure typically takes between 30-45 minutes following a thorough consultation. We like to give all of our client’s time to relax before and after the treatment and we welcome clients to stay and enjoy refreshments before leaving.


What to expect from your treatment

A very fine needle is used to inject small amounts of Botox® into the underarm and as such, the treated area may be tender and slightly red immediately after the procedure.

Botox® is a gradual treatment and it can take between 2-14 days to achieve the desired results. We offer a free check-up in this time to ensure you are happy with the procedure and to answer any questions about the treatment.

This is not a cure for hyperdidrosis, however it one of the best treatments available to significantly reduce sweating.


Further advice

Tiny needles are used to administer the treatment to reduce discomfort and no anaesthetic is required. A topical anaesthetic can be applied to very sensitive clients however. Our highly trained staff are advanced in the techniques of accurately injecting specific areas and can talk you through the whole procedure during your consultation.

This treatment is fantastic at reducing excessive sweating from sufferers of hyperdidrosis however we do advise that clients do not apply deodorants to the underarm area immediately after the treatment due to the skin being slightly sensitive.

Alongside your treatment, changing lifestyle habits such as reducing stress and anxiety, avoiding trigger foods such as spicy foods and wearing natural fibre clothing can all help reduce excessive sweating too.

To speak to our specialist staff about how Botox® can help hyperdidrosis call 01661 824 080 or pop into the clinic for a free consultation.