Frequently Asked Questions
- Can excessive sweating be treated?
- Botox for excessive underarm/palm/feet sweating. What does the treatment entail?
- Does it hurt?
- How long does the treatment take?
- How long do results last?
- How much does it cost?
- How do I choose a Practitioner?
If you think that you are suffering from excessive sweating there are certain lifestyle changes that can help including using antiperspirant deodorants, not deodorants alone, avoiding know triggers such as spicy foods or alcohol. Maintaining a cool environment and wearing loose clothing and the most difficult - trying not to worry!
Hyperhidrosis is treated by injecting small amounts of Botox® (botulinum toxin) under the skin. As the injections are so superficial within the skin, the Botox® acts on the sweat glands and not on the surrounding muscles. The Botox® temporarily reduces the effectiveness of the sweat glands leaving a dry, clean area of skin even during exercise. The vast majority of people gain the desired results following the injection. A small percentage do however continue to sweat (to a lesser extent) in the treated areas. In clinical trials sweating was reduced by 83% of patients one week after treatment.
No, not really. Treatment of the underarms is usually not painful and easy to withstand. We use local anaesthetic cream called Emla, which helps numb the skin. During the procedure, a very fine needle is used to inject tiny amounts of Botox just under the skin near in the area of excessive sweating every 1 to 2 centimetres. Multiple injections are given based on your doctor's assessment of the area that needs to be treated. Injections into the palms or soles may be somewhat painful however. To ease discomfort, we may use one or more of a number of anaesthetic techniques such as ice or vibrations to help.
30-45 minutes depending on the area treated and length of consultation.
On average, results last about 7 months.
For both underarms the cost is £495.00
For the forehead the cost is £350.00
For both palms the cost is £695.00
Dr O'Neill and Jenny O'Neill are both highly experienced injectors, and have been performing Botox® treatments for hyperhidrosis for many years, with great results.
They are both members of The International Hyperhidrosis Society; you can learn more here www.sweathelp.org.