Excessive Sweating London

If you suffer from this condition you will know firsthand of its detrimental effect on your life. Your GP may have offered prescription anti-perspirants containing Aluminium Chloride, only to be dismayed that they have little or no effect. You may have considered the drastic step of having surgery – but there are other options that are longer term than anti-perspirants, don’t involve inpatient surgery and are highly effective.

These include:

Botulinum Toxin® Injections

Very fine injections of botulinum toxin have been used with almost 100% success to treat axillary hyperhidrosis for several years now and Botox has been licensed by the MRHA to be used for such treatments. Sometimes an iodine and starch are placed on your armpit to locate the overactive sweat glands, but this is not always necessary. Once the armpit has been cleaned and prepared, the doctor will place tiny injections in to the skin. These sting a little bit but each armpit treatment will take about 5-10 mins. Afterwards you will be able to go home or back to work and carry on with your day as normal. The effects of the treatment will usually start within a couple of weeks and you will be invited back for a complimentary review after a month, where further treatment will be provided if necessary.

Many people benefit for about 4-6 months, so they tend to budget for 2-3 treatments a year.

 

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