Many people suffer from the condition of excessive sweating ‘hyperhidrosis’ and this can have a detrimental affect on people’s work and social life. It is not clear what causes hyperhidrosis, but it is thought that it may be genetic as more than 2 out of 3 sufferers have a family member who also have this condition.
What Causes Excessive Sweating?
Hyperhidrosis is caused when the body’s sweat glands become over stimulated releasing sweat more profusely. The more common areas to be treated are arm pits, hands and feet.
After the application of iodine to the affected areas we can identify where the overactive sweat glands are, and these areas are treated with a series of small injections of botulinum toxin type A (Vistabel ®, often known as Botox ®).
Is the Treatment Painful?
This relatively pain-free treatment takes approximately 30-45 minutes and you should expect to start seeing positive results between 3 to 14 days later.
You can normally expect results to last anything between 8-12 months before the condition slowly returns.
Nu Cosmetic Clinic have highly qualified surgeons who perform hyperhidrosis treatment at various locations throughout the UK.
We are also based in Liverpool, London, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Belfast, Birmingham, Bolton, Preston, Leamington and Leicester.