Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is believed to affect around 3% of the population. It can occur anywhere on the body but is usually localised to specific areas, most commonly the armpits, hands and feet. This condition can cause discomfort, embarrassment, restrict the lifestyle of those who suffer, affect personal relationships and initiate depression for both men and women.
The treatment with Botulinum toxin type A provides temporary relief from the symptoms of axillary hyperhidrosis and was researched and licensed to treat axillary hyperhidrosis in 2001.
The toxin is injected at multiple sites in the armpit, rendering the sweat glands inactive. The treatment usually takes effect within a week, and results last for around 4 – 7 months.
The FDA-approved Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox®) is injected intradermally to work on the sweat glands in the armpits or hands. This approach offeres safe, quick and effective solution for hyperhidrosis treatment. The procedure is proven to give dramatic and life-changing results for many who suffer from this condition.
Botulinum toxin is a naturally purified protein that blocks the signals from the nerve endings to the sweat glands in the skin. The medicine is administered via multiple, small intradermal injections with micro-needle, targeting the sweat glands in the area which requires treatment.
Botulinum toxin inhibits of acetylcholinergic transmission at postganglionic sympathetic presynaptic nerve terminals supplying innervation to the eccrine sweat glands in the local area treated.
It takes around 5-7 days to see the effect of the treatment with a full effect noticed in 2-3 weeks after the procedure.
The treatment is effective for about 4 – 7 months, after which the procedure must be repeated.
We will explain everything in detail during your initial consultation to make sure you feel comfortable on the day of the treatment, knowing you are in safe hands.
Botulinum toxin has an excellent safety profile with over 2.5 million users to date across different countries in the world. The doses are very small, injected intradermally. The side effects are rare and temporary.
Potential side effects may include:
Treatment usually takes around 20 minutes. There is no downtime and you can resume normal activities right away. Some capillary bleeding and small bruising is possible after the treatment. It is recommended to wear comfortable, loose clothes to avoid any possible irritation of the skin in treated areas.
Many people find their procedure at Novello Skin more comfortable than expected. The injection procedure is simple to perform, with very superficial placement of the product. You could feel a very mild tingling on your skin.
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