How to Prevent or Reduce Excess Sweating

Excess sweating (hyperhidrosis) can be embarrassing and upsetting. Many people suffer with this condition which can start in teenage years and in some cases continue through to adulthood. There are products available either via prescription or over-the-counter which are effective for some, but most find they can be both ineffective and cause skin irritation.


Although Botox (botulinum toxin type A) is commonly known and used for its anti-ageing effects, it has many medical uses. Prior to the discovery of the effects it has on relaxing muscles which cause expression lines and wrinkles, it was used for a number of medical reasons, such as hyperhidrosis. For this condition, Botox can be injected into the affected areas: hands, feet, underarms, face and scalp. The injections take minutes to administer, but beforehand we apply topical anaesthetic to alleviate any discomfort. Botox works by blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. This means that when the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, severe and excess sweating is greatly reduced.


Results can last anything up to 6 months and can give you the freedom to wear the clothes you want and to face the world with a renewed confidence. We often have many clients coming in for this treatment who have quite senior positions, and they find the sweaty hands and sweaty patches under the arms greatly reduces their confidence at work, and so by having this treatment 1-2 times a year, their self-esteem and productivity at work rockets.


Contact Face&Skin today to book in for a free consultation with Dr Shah at the Welwyn Garden City studio. He will assess whether you are suitable for treatment, and talk you through the procedure.


01707-586498/ 07470-263383

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