Having sweaty hands, feet or armpits can be embarrassing. It can lead to unnecessary anxiety and stress in work and at play, resulting in damaged confidence.
At Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, we offer Botox® treatments for hyperhidrosis to get that confidence back, done by a consultant dermatologist with over 25 years experience.
To find out more or to book an appointment, call us on 01227 472288 or Book an appointment now using the online booking system.
Botox® Treatment for Hyperhidrosis
Botoulinum Toxin treatment is the recommended treatment for local hyperhidrosis such as the armpits, and by far the most effective, lasting 6-7 months on average.
This long-lasting treatment only takes around 30 minutes, and simply involves the botox being injected into the skin using very tiny needles.
Botox®, when injected into the skin in small doses, blocks the nerves that supply the eccrine glands which will reduce the activity of the sweat glands to minimise sweating.
Treatment for hyperhidrosis with botox costs £600 for the first assessment and treatment, then £500 for the further treatments.
There are several other treatments, some of which you may have tried, however they do not have the same long-lasting results. These include:
- Aluminium chloride: An active ingredient in some antiperspirants, aluminium chloride can be used in stronger solutions to treat hyperhidrosis. The effect is short lasting.
- Iontophoresis: This is the passage of a weak electric current through a water bath – the area affected is immersed in the water and electrically-charged particles block the activity of the sweat glands. The effects last for 3-4 days but longer with repeated treatment.
- Tablet medication: There are a number of tablets that sufferers of hyperhidrosis can take, however their side effects can be more troublesome for patients.
- Surgery: Normally considered when other methods of treatment haven’t worked, surgery provides a permanent solution to treat hyperhidrosis; there are several types including excision, curettage and sympathectomy. However, the side effects can be potentially dangerous and the result may only be party effective.
Why Choose The Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic?
The Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, Kent is led by a Consultant Dermatologist and Laser Specialist. It is the winner of the Gold Award for Cosmetic Clinic of the Year at The Kent Health & Beauty Awards 2016. The Clinic is fully registered with the Care Quality Commission. All the doctors, nurse and therapists are highly trained and have many years experience in the treatments offered. Further information on the team, please see Meet The Team page.
If you would like advice or guidance on the best treatment options for you, or to find out more about our services, get in touch today. Simply call 01227 472288 or if you would like to use our Online Booking System, you can book an appointment anytime by going to the Contact section above.