Treatment for Hyperhidrosis or Excessive Sweating with Botox in Chester and Cheshire

Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis is a state of excessive sweating of the axilla, palms, soles, or face that interferes with daily activities. The sweating may affect the whole of your body, or it may only affect certain areas. Commonly affected areas include:

  • Armpits
  • Palms of your hands
  • Soles of your feet
  • Face and chest
  • Groin

Both sides of the body are usually affected equally – for example, both feet or both hands. When clinical strength antiperspirants do not work well enough, ask your doctor if BOTOX® could be right for you.

Causes of hyperhidrosis

Most experts believe that primary hyperhidrosis is caused by problems with the sympathetic nervous system. Secondary hyperhidrosis is caused by an underlying condition. The sympathetic nervous system uses sweat like a thermostat. If it senses that you are getting too hot, it will send a signal from your brain to the millions of sweat glands in your body to produce sweat. The sweat cools on your skin and reduces the temperature of your body. Sweat glands, known as the Eccrine glands, appear to be involved in hyperhidrosis. Eccrine glands are present in the greatest numbers on your armpits, hands, feet and face, which may explain why these areas are often affected by hyperhidrosis. BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating when medicines used on the skin do not work well enough. Temporarily blocks chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don't receive chemical signals, the excessive sweating stops.

Isn’t It Unhealthy to Stop Sweating?   Where Does the Sweat Go?

People who need BOTOX® for SPAHH that is inadequately managed by topical agents have overactive sweat glands in their underarms. BOTOX® neurotoxin injections temporarily stop production of sweat in the treated areas only. Sweat continues to be produced elsewhere. Your sweat doesn’t go anywhere else or get backed up because the sweat simply isn’t produced in the areas treated with BOTOX®. The rest of your body is free to release moisture normally. If you were to stop BOTOX® treatment, or when it wears off months later, the sweating function returns to the same level you experienced before starting treatment.

Who Should Not Receive BOTOX®?

Patients should not be treated with BOTOX® neurotoxin if:

  • They are allergic to any ingredients in BOTOX®
  • They have had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® and Dysport™
  • They have had a skin infection at the planned injection site
  • They have certain neurological disorders such as
  • ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome
  • These may increase the risk of serious side effect

History of BOTOX® (OnabotulinumtoxinA)

1895 C Botulinum identified.
1920s Botulinum Toxin Type A first isolated.
1944 Dr. Schantz begins the investigation.
1948 Dr. Scott initiates first therapeutic testing in humans.
1989 FDA approval of BOTOX® for strabismus and Blepharospasm.
2000 FDA approval of BOTOX® for Cervical Dystonia.
2002 FDA approval of BOTOX® Cosmetic for moderate to severe Glabellar lines (Frown lines).
2004 FDA approval of BOTOX® for the treatment of severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) inadequately managed with topical agents.

Prices – Hyperhidrosis,  Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis treatments start from £420.00 for excessive underarm sweating. There may be a surcharge for men of £20 per area. Results will typically last between 4 and 9 months Please note, this serves as a price guide, treatment costs may be varied depending on the size of the area being treated.  

One treatment, up to 200 days Of drier underarms - that's 28.6 weeks of relief from severe underarm sweating.

 

 

 

We are conveniently located in the following areas: Chester, Whitchurch , Wrexham, Mold, Buckley, Ellesmere Port, Neston, Northwich, Winsford, Holywell, Liverpool, Manchester, Flint, Oswestry, Macclesfield, Bangor, Llandudno, Prestatyn, Cheshire, North West. We are located in a stylish comfortable clinic just outside of central Chester and offer convenient off-street free parking for our patients, Deva Dental Clinic 4 Liverpool Road Cheshire, Chester 01244377373