What is the treatment for a Hyperhydrosis?
Botulinum toxin injections are the non-surgical cosmetic answer to treating Hyperhydrosis. Botulinum toxin is a protein produced in laboratories that has been used in cosmetic and aesthetic contexts since the 1990’s.
Is Hyperhydrosis treatment safe?
Due to the low concentration of the Botulinum toxin used this is a very safe treatment for Hyperhydrosis.
How do Hyperhydrosis injections work?
Botulinum toxin injections, more commonly known for anti-wrinkle treatment, are placed just under the skin and block the release of acetylcholine, which is the chemical that stimulates the sweat glands. This inhibits the amount of sweat produced.
What areas are suitable for Hyperhydrosis treatment?
The areas generally treated are:
- Palms of the hands
- Soles of the feet
How does the Hyperhydrosis treatment take place?
Before any treatment, you will have a full consultation with one of our personable and highly skilled medical practitioners. They will discuss your suitability for Hyperhydrosis treatment and devise a personal treatment plan for you.
Taking around 15 minutes, a local anaesthetic is applied to the injection sites before small quantities of the Botulinum toxin serum are injected.
Who is this treatment suitable for?
This treatment is suitable for most people suffering from Hyperhydrosis. However, it should be avoided by anyone with muscle problems; nerve damage; or who is pregnant or breastfeeding.
How long does the treatment last?
The effects of the Botulinum toxin treatment will last for about 4-12 months.
The side effects are minimal and temporary. The most common injection related reactions are:
These generally resolve within 2 – 7 days.
If you suffer from cold sores, this treatment may trigger an outbreak.
To avoid swelling and bruising:
- Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, or advil for 2 days after treatment, OR for one week prior to treatment
- Ice the swollen area
- DO NOT rub or massage for 4 hours after treatment – this will spread the injected material
- Avoid exercise, apart from walking for 24 hours after treatment.
We are Munster’s largest provider of Hyperhydrosis injections with over 1,000 treatments completed. Just one of the reasons to book your free consultation today!