When you have hyperhidrosis, it’s like having a tap you can’t turn off. No matter how much loose-fitting clothing you wear nor how many times you change your shoes, there are just some days when you can’t stop sweating profusely.
It makes life very difficult. Sweat running down your forehead and the nagging thought at the back of your mind that the sweat can not only be seen by others but smelled by others too. And if someone asks you to shake their hand…
You’ll have already tried to help yourself. You’ll probably already have seen your GP whose advice, although well-meaning, was not effective.
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that 1 in 100 UK citizens live with every day. The cause behind it is currently thought to be genetic. It happens because your body is overcompensating when it’s trying to keep your body temperature down by producing excessive amounts of sweat.
There is now a hyperhidrosis treatment we offer from our Chessington clinic in Surrey using botulinum toxin which is having remarkably high success rates for our patients.
Botulinum toxin, more commonly known as “Botox”, blocks the sweat glands at the end of your nerves. For our Chessington patients, this either greatly reduces or stops sweating in problem areas, like your armpit.
The UK authorities have already licensed Botox for sweating – the injection of Botox in armpits being one of the most popular treatments. How does it work? When your practitioner is injecting Botox in armpits, they do so by spacing each injection a few centimeters apart to deliver the maximum benefit.
Currently, the use of Botox in armpits is the only licensed use of Botox for sweating however experienced practitioners like our experts here in Chessington can provide treatment courses for your hands and feet.
When you visit our Chessington practice here in Surrey for a hyperhidrosis treatment consultation, you’ll meet with Dr Dipen Patel who will find out more about you and how hyperhidrosis is affecting your life. He will then run through what being treated with Botox for sweating is like, explaining how it works and what the potential side effects are.
We offer different areas to treat your hyperhidrosis. The cost for underarm botox, botox for sweating on your hands, or botox for sweating for your feet, will cost £400.
Hyperhidrosis treatment takes around 15 minutes and it is applied by Dr Dipen Patel here in Chessington. You should notice it working in around 5-7 days.
The Hyperhidrosis UK support group has described the use of Botox in armpits as well as other parts of your body as “generally very effective”. They advise that the effects wear off after between three to six months. After this point, you will need to get a further round of treatment using Botox for sweating control.
The Mount Road practice is based in Chessington, near Kingston in London. We cover a wide number of areas in London and across Surrey.