It’s a common problem that affects 99% of the population – how do you stay cool and dry in hot weather?
Sweating is a natural and healthy bodily process, your body’s 3 million sweat glands are designed to release sweat to help you keep cool when the temperature rises. But what is considered a ‘normal’ amount of sweating? Most people produce about a litre of sweat each day.
If you feel like you sweat excessively and find that antiperspirants and deodorants aren’t enough you could be suffering from a condition known as hyperhidrosis. It can affect any area of the body but most common are the armpit, hands, feet and groin regions.
Anyone can be affected by excess sweating and it can produce some unpleasant and embarrassing results.
The good news is that there are treatments available to combat this problem and at Beyond Skin we offer BOTOX® injections for areas affected by hyperhidrosis. BOTOX® works by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, severe sweating is reduced. In a study carried out by Allergan 81% of patients treated experienced more than 50% less sweating, with some patients having relief for nearly 7 months.
Even for patients not suffering from hyperhidrosis, using BOTOX® to treat underarm perspiration can offer peace of mind in the run up to weddings, holidays and other major events. Many people choose to have treatment for cosmetic reasons or to simply avoid putting harsh chemical products on their skin.
If you’re interested to find out more about this treatment and if it’s right for you, book a consultation with our nurse who will be able to provide you with more information. Treatment costs from £300 and results can last up to 9 months.