Botox is not just for lines and wrinkles; it can also treat excessive sweating, referred to as Hyperhydrosis, a medical condition that can affect both men and women. Botox therapy works by blocking the secretion of the chemical that activate the sweat glands and can make a dramatic difference to those suffering from this debilitating condition.
We use Botox Hyperhydrosis Therapy to treat sweating in the following areas:
Face (forehead and upper lip)
Botox can be administered in 10-15 minutes, so it is quick and makes it very easy for patients to pop in over a lunch break or around social events.
Any signs of the treatment rapidly disappear within 10 to 15 minutes. There may be little raised bumps at each injection site, but these take no time to disappear completely. Bruising is rarely seen following Botox injections, but in the unlikely event this were to happen make up can be used to cover.
The results of Hyperhyrosis lasts around 6 months and can last longer in those patients having repeated treatments.
The cost of the procedure is £450
What is Botox?
Botox is one of the many trade names for the neurotoxic protein called botulinum toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. There are many trade names that we commonly call Botox®. These include Vistabel®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, Bocouture® and Azzalure® with more coming onto the market. The common link is that they are all derived from the toxin Botulinium Toxin Type A.
Is Botox safe?
Ever since the bacterium was identified in 1895, researchers have been intrigued by the potential therapeutic uses of Botox and, as such, it has been extensively researched. Medically it has been used for many years to treat patients (both adults and children) with certain neuromuscular conditions. It has been used for cosmetic treatments for over 20 years and has extensive data to suggest its safety and efficacy. Research has shown that after just 48 hours the Botulinium Toxin has completely gone from the body, leaving only the side effects
Who administers Botox?
Botox is an extremely effective treatment if administered by qualified medical practitioners in a medical environment. It is a prescription-only medication and patients must be seen by a medical Doctor, nurse prescriber or Dentist, in order to prescribe the medication. This face-to-face consultation must be completed before Botox can be administered. Dr Lucy Glancey personally completes all Botox treatments in our clinics, as well as the follow-up appointments for reviews and check-ups.
Is Botox painful?
The majority of clients report minimal discomfort and in most cases there is no need for any topical anaesthetic.
How does it work?
Botox temporarily blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles, stopping the injected muscle from moving, which in turn prevents lines from forming and softens existing ones. After a period of time (typically 3-6 months) the nerve connection returns and the muscle will start to move again and the treatment can be repeated.
What conditions is Botox used to treat?
Over the 100 years that Botox has been identified, it has been used to treat a wide range of medical conditions. The list of indications that Botox injections can be used for is extensive but include treatment for muscle spasms, weak bladder and many more . It can also make movement easier for people with muscle problems as well as reduce the associated pain. Botox can treat spasm of the eyelids (blepharospasm) in people 12 years and older. It is now even being used on men with enlarged prostates to reduce the symptoms. In addition to cosmetic use, Botox is used to treat cervical dystonia, writer's cramp, excessive sweating, achalasia (an esophagus problem), chronic pain, neuropathy, and migraine and tension headaches.
What cosmetic areas can be treated with Botox?
Botox is a treatment popular for both men and women. The three most common areas that are commonly treated with Botox® are around the eyes or ‘crow's feet,’ frown area in between the eyes and on the frown lines on the forehead.