Hyperhidrosis or Excess Sweating is a common skin condition that effects both men and women.
Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) is a common condition that can often be embarrassing and distressing, with it being notoriously challenging to treat. There is no such guideline on the ‘normal’ amount to sweat, however if you feel that you overly sweat and it is effecting your day to day life you may want to look into available treatments. Often it is not clear why Hyperhidrosis develops however there are treatments available that can dramatically reduce symptoms.
At Aesthetics of Liverpool we use Botulinum Toxin (Botox) to treat Hyperhidrosis. Results are effective immediately and last between 3-4 months.
Secondary Hyperhidrosis: Secondary Hyperhidrosis is when the cause of excessive sweating can be identified. There are a number of different causes such as but not limited to:
• Over-active Thyroid
• Low Blood Sugar levels.
Most clients are able to resume their day to day actives immediately, however as with any Aesthetic Treatment there are possible side-affects:
• A small amount of temporary bleeding or mild swelling at injection site is common.
• In some cases more extensive bruising may occur in particular around the eyes, this can
usually be covered up with makeup and is temporary.
• Occasionally patients may experience a headache after treatment and very rarely double vision.
• There is very slight possibility when Botulinum Toxin is injected into the forehead it may cause weakness of the muscle holding up the eyelid causing ‘partial ptosis’ or drooping of the upper eyelid. This usually takes between 2-4 weeks to subside.
• In rare cases if the forehead muscles are relaxed too much, especially in patients with looser skin the treatment may cause the eyebrows to drop slightly. This is temporary and usually subsides within 10 weeks.
• All clients should bare in mind that the effects of Botulinum Toxin is temporary and side effects subside after three months.