Excessive Underarm Sweating (Axillary Hyperhidrosis)

Worried about the stains on your shirt and bad odour emanating from your skin, all because of excessive sweating at the armpits? Are you facing embarrassment or lack of confidence because of this condition?

You may be suffering from Axillary Hyperhidrosis disorder.

It is time you take steps to regain your confidence and come to Medical Cosmetics Clinic Nottingham for treatment.

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a disorder which is characterised by excessive sweating.

Our body creates sweat whenever the body heats up because of exercise, surrounding temperature or other factors. When it heats up, the brain releases sweat from over 2.5 million eccrine glands spread out throughout the body. This liquid’s function is to reduce the body temperature.

But, people who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat in an excessive amount which is far higher than the amount required to regulate body temperature. According to one research, one from every 200 people have hyperhidrosis.

There are two types of hyperhidrosis. The Focal hyperhidrosis affects the armpits, feet, hands, or face. Underarm or armpit sweating characterise axillary hyperhidrosis. The other type is Generalised hyperhidrosis which affects the whole body and is far less common. It results from other disorders such as diabetes or hyperthyroidism. Once these disorders are treated, the sweating stops.

What is Botox? How can it help?

Botox is Botulinum Toxin, a protein produced by bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Doctors make use of this toxin in limited amount to remedy various health problems.

Botox injections either block certain nerve impulses to the infected muscles or paralyse specific muscles. Doing so reduces muscle activity that may cause wrinkles or sweating.

At Medical Cosmetics, we use Botox injections to treat excessive underarm sweating. Small doses of Botox are injected into the affected area which blocks the chemical signals from the nerves secreting sweat glands. When these glands don’t receive the chemical signals, the sweating is significantly reduced.

What happens during treatment?

The entire treatment takes around 30-40 minutes to complete. Around 1-2mls of Botox is injected through a fine needle at about 10-15 places, 1 cm apart, and spread out uniformly in both the armpits. You will only experience little discomfort during injections; however, the process is mostly painless.

What can be expected after treatment?

There will be minimal side effects after the treatment. These side effects are in the form of swelling and redness and shall subside in a couple of hours after the procedure. You will experience no other pain after the treatment. You will start experiencing a small difference after a week; however, the best results will take 2-3 weeks to surface.

How long do the effects last?

It is essential to note that each individual may respond differently to the treatment. Ideally, the effects of the treatment last for around 4 to 8 months. In certain cases, the results have even lasted for up to 12 months. The effects tend to last longer upon repeated treatments.

How much does it cost?

Axillary Hyperhidrosis treatment starts from £395 at Medical Cosmetics Clinic.