- Excessive Sweating
Excessive Sweating Treatment
Sweating is an important and natural method of cooling the body down. However, many people find excessive sweating or persistent sweating uncomfortable and embarrassing. Sweating at an inconvenient and unpleasant level is known as hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis can be caused by disease but it commonly occurs in people with normal, healthy sweat glands.
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.
Botox 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. Botox 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.
These treatments are suitable for both men and women, in fact we are seeing more and more men visit us for this procedure too.
Shiona is experienced in providing effective Botox (Botulinum toxin) injections to help reduce excessive sweating. Her caring and understanding approach means that clients find her easy to talk to about their concerns. It goes without saying that all clients are dealt with confidentially and in private.
Prior the treatment: Numbing cream is applied at the treated area for 20-30 minutes before in order to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. Please be advised that for underarm treatments, we will require the area to be freshly shaved or the hairs to be trimmed to a length of 1cm long.
The treatment: The actual procedure takes about 30 minutes and is relatively straightforward. A series of small Botulinum toxin injections are injected to the relevant areas through a very fine needle.
Post-treatment: Simply avoid applying anything on the treated area for 4 hours to prevent infection. Also, it is recommended not to exercise heavily for 24 hours after the procedure. Shiona will give you specific instructions on the day of your treatment.
If you haven’t seen Shiona before, a full consultation directly with her is always required to determine your initial and exact requirements and expectations.
To secure your consultation appointment we ask for £50 payable in advance which is deductable against your treatment.
In line with new guidance from the General Medical Council we are unable to treat clients the same day as the consultation. The General Medical Council advise anyone considering cosmetic procedures should be given time for reflection before we can carry out the treatment. Please bear this in mind if you are wanting treatment in time for an important event. We comply with the most recent GMC guidance which came into force on 1st June 2016.
The treatment cost is £400 per session.
What is Botox?
Botox (Botulinum toxin) is a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It relaxes muscle by temporary block nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes sweating.
When will I start feeling the results and how long does it last?
You will start seeing and feeling the results at about 3 days to 1 week after having the treatment.
The results vary with the individual but it is approximated 7 months Your symptoms will return gradually, and you will know when the time is right for another treatment.
For continuous results it is recommended to have the treatment every 6 months to receive the best possible results. Some clients choose to have chosen to have treatment for either a special event or just to work during the summer months. A plan for regular follow-up treatments to maintain the initial result can be created for you.
What if I decide to stop having the treatment?
If you decide not to have further treatment, your sweating will gradually return to its pre-treated state. The effects of the treatment will gradually wear off, and your underarm sweating will resume.
Where does the sweat go?
Sweat is reduced by at least 70% or dries up completely in the treated area. Some clients may find that they have a slightly increased sweat in a nearby area eg the chest but many clients do not notice any other changes.Remember, the rest of your body is free to produce moisture normally.
Is Botox treatment right or me?
When strong antiperspirants cannot control symptoms of your severe sweating, Botox may be able to help. Shiona can help you to decide if this treatment is right for you.
In order to make the right treatment decision, you should tell her about all of your medical conditions. This includes allergies to any botulinum toxin product, any side effects from any botulinum toxin products in the past, whether you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if Botox can harm your unborn baby), if you are breast-feeding or plan to breastfeed (It is not known if Botox passes into breast milk) and all of the medicines you currently take. This includes prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal products.
Why should I have the treatment at Ghyllmount?
1. EXPERIENCED PRACTICIONER- You will be treated by Shiona Anderton who is experienced in the Hyperhidrosis procedure.
2. SERVICE & CARE: We pride ourselves on patient care and experience, therefore, our experienced team will ensure that your visit and treatment is as informative, comfortable and professional as possible. Safety and security remain our primary concerns. To ensure the quality of treatments and the safety of patients, the practice has undergone numerous assessments and is registered with various organisations. The Practice is regulated by CQC and Deplan Excel and has an inspection pass rate of 100%.
Free parking is available and the practice is only a few minutes walk from the train station.
3. HIGH PATIENT SATISFACTION: Our patients are very happy with their results resulting in many returning to have additional treatments. We also have many that recommend friends and family to the clinic.
We are pleased to offer the services of Shiona Anderton BDS who has personally been trained by Dr Bob Khanna, the President of the International Academy for Advanced Facial Aesthetics.
Working in Dentistry from Ghyllmount over 20 years and providing Botox treatments for nearly 10 years, Shiona feels listening to her aesthetic clients needs are paramount. All clients are treated with strict confidentiality.
If you're considering Botox, the most important considerations for you should be your safety, the expertise of your practitioner and the products being used. Our most important consideration is YOU – your safety, your results and our relationship with you. Choosing a highly experienced practitioner is key to receiving a safe treatment and achieving the best possible results. Botox ® Injections are the most popular non-invasive treatment in the UK and worldwide, with over one million people having undergone it.
At Ghyllmount, we only work with the highest quality of approved products. We only offer tried and tested, fully approved medical products, produced by worldwide, renowned manufacturers, such as Allergan.
Excessive sweating is a common problem which can be easily treated. This treatments is suitable for both men and women, in fact we are seeing more and more men visit us for this procedure too.
Shiona’s caring and understanding approach means that clients find her easy to talk to about their concerns. It goes without saying that all clients are dealt with confidentially and in private.
If you haven’t seen Shiona before, a full consultation directly with Shiona is always required to determine your initial and exact requirements and expectations. In line with new guidance from the General Medical Council we are unable to treat clients the same day as the consultation. The General Medical Council advise anyone considering cosmetic procedures should be given time for reflection before we can carry out the treatment. Please bear this in mind if you are wanting treatment in time for an important event. We comply with the most recent GMC guidance which came into force on 1st June 2016.