Hyperhidrosis Prevents Sweating

Apart from facial treatments, Botox can also be used to treat hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive sweating. This refers to an abnormal amount of sweating in any part of the body and can't be remedied by antiperspirants. Botox is injected into the area where you sweat excessively and will relax the overactive sweat glands. The procedure only takes a few minutes, depending on the area where you'll get injected and it will take over a week for total dryness to occur. The effects will last anywhere from seven to twelve months, varying on the size of the sweating are and genetics.

How long does it take?

20 - 30 mins

How much does it cost?

£200 - £300 (£50 deposit required to secure your booking)

After your treatment

Things to avoid: Medicine, alcohol and caffeine. For at least three days, you should avoid taking any of these products to reduce the risk of heightening the sensitivity of the injected areas and to not tamper with the metabolising of the injectable. Any activity related to extreme heat or sweat. This includes being under the sun for long periods and going to the sauna or gym. These activities can also affect how the injectables metabolise in your body. Too much movement or strenuous activity. It's important not to move your affected areas too much to give the injectables time to settle properly in your face. Also avoid applying too much pressure on your underarms, as this can potentially damage the treated area. Laying down immediately. For the injectable to not migrate, you should wait at least four hours until you lay down and rest. The migration of the injectables may cause muscle or damage. Things to do: Keep your skin clean and moisturised. This means no makeup or scrubs or heavy masks, especially within the first six hours post-procedure, and no laser treatments for at least two weeks. Stay hydrated. Drink lots of water for the first few days of treatment as this will quicken the healing process. Cold water could also help in easing the post-procedure swelling. Also, it's nice to be hydrated, in general! Eat clean. It's best to stay away from processed foods and instead eat food loaded with vitamins and minerals to aid in the healing process.

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