Hyperhidrosis

hyperhidrosis(1)Sweating is one of the most important ways in which the body loses heat, but if you sweat in amounts far greater than is needed for your body to control your temperature then you might have Hyperhidrosis.
Excessive sweating (Primary Hyperhidrosis) can be extremely uncomfortable, unsightly and embarrassing, but you don’t need to put up with it, Skintalks offers the latest and most up to date anti-sweating treatments available for both underarm (Axillary Hyperhidrosis) and hands (Palmer Hyperhidrosis) at our clinic located on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

 

Excessive sweating doesn’t have to be a social problem

hyperhidrosis2Excessive sweating is a physiological problem that has nothing to do with cleanliness or personal hygiene.  Primary hyperhidrosis refers to excessive sweating that is not caused by another medical condition, nor is it a side effect of medications. The excessive sweating is the medical condition.
This type of sweating occurs on very specific areas of the body (described as focal areas) and is usually relatively “symmetric” meaning that both the left and right sides of the body are affected similarly. The most common focal areas are the underarms & palms. It is not known why some people are affected and others are not, however, studies show that 1/3 to 1/2 of people with hyperhidrosis have a relative with a similar problem, suggesting that there may be a genetic cause.


“Just a quick e-mail to say thank you so much, this is the first time in years I haven’t had to worry about my excess sweating when I am out and about, it’s like switching a tap off.Thanks again for making the experience so easy and most importantly, pain-free”

Miss W, Ratho

Treatment of Hyperhidrosis – Stop Excess Sweating

hyperhidrosis3Botox® can be prescribed to control your excessive sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands which stops the sweating. During the procedure, a very fine needle is used to inject tiny amounts of Botox just under the skin near  the area of excessive sweating every 1 to 2 centimeters, multiple injections are given based on Helena’s assessment of the area that needs to be treated. Injections into the palms  may be somewhat painful so to ease discomfort ice can be applied to the area. Treatment of the underarms is usually not painful and easy to withstand.

botox bottleThere is a possibility that during the procedures some sweat glands may be missed, however this can be addressed at your two week review with additional injections if required. This usually takes care of any sweating in the affected areas.

Botulinum toxin injections do not cure hyperhidrosis; your symptoms will go away gradually (usually in about a week) and return gradually. Follow-up injections are required to maintain dryness. These repeat injections may be necessary at intervals varying from seven to sixteen months. You will notice a huge reduction in sweating in about one to two weeks after your first treatment.

Typical Cost Botulinum Toxin Injections (botox®) £300.00

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