Kensington Health Clinic provides effective Botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox, injections to help reduce excessive sweating (known also as hyperhidrosis treatment).
When severe sweating gets in the way of certain daily activities and antiperspirants are not working, you may be a suitable candidate for the Botulinum toxin treatment. The body areas that can commonly experience over active sweat glands are: the under arms, palms, feet and forehead.
Botulinum toxin is approved by the FDA to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating when medicines used on the skin (topical) do not work well enough. Botulinum toxin is injected into the affected areas to help control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands do not receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops.
Botulinum toxin type A, commonly known as ‘Botox’, is a treatment given by injection into the skin. It is licensed in the UK for treating localised hyperhidrosis of the armpits (axillae). This drug has been used for many years to treat muscle spasms affecting the face, eyes and neck and for foot problems in children with cerebral palsy. It is also used widely used for cosmetic purposes.
The treatment is not a cure for hyperhidrosis – it only provides temporary relief. It needs to be repeated every three to six months for maximum effect.
All Kensington Health Clinic treatments follow a detailed pre-treatment consultation. Your consultation starts with a discussion with the doctor of the look you wish to achieve. We will advise you which treatments will be most effective at helping you reach your goals. If you decide to proceed the doctor will make a detailed recording of your medical history and conduct a careful examination of your face.
After cleansing the skin, the Botox injections are placed directly into the muscle areas which you have decided to have treated. The needle used is extremely fine and most clients experience only minimal discomfort, if at all.