HYPERHIDROSIS TREATMENT

What is this?
Treatment for those who suffer excessive sweating under the arms, hands or feet using muscle relaxers that also decrease sweat gland activity.

How does this work?
Muscle relaxers work by stopping the chemical Acetylcholine which is released from our nerve endings, from attaching to receptors on the sweat gland and therefore preventing sweating.

Will this treatment work for me?
If you sweat excessively and it is impacting your confidence, or even how you live life on a daily basis then this is a treatment that you should consider.

How long does it last?
The average treatment result lasts approximately 6-8 months from the date of treatment. There are, however, no guarantees for the longevity of the product as different people metabolise it at a different rate.  Sometimes the longevity may even vary in the same person during different periods of their life depending on things like life stressors, illness, increased/decreased exercise, medications, climate, etc.

How much product will I need?
This relates to how much you sweat, how quickly you tend to metabolise the product, your age, and if you like a very subtle change or a very smooth appearance. Men will usually require more product than women. Older people will usually require a higher dose than younger people.

Will this treatment work for me?
If you sweat excessively and it is impacting your confidence, or even how you live life on a daily basis then this is a treatment that you should consider.

What if it doesn’t work?
If your sweat glands are stronger than expected, it is very simple to repeat the procedure with a higher dosage of product for increased effect. Just remember that you can always put more in, but you can’t take it out, so it is better to start with a slightly more conservative treatment and increase the dose at your follow up appointment.

Does it work straight away?
You will find that excessive sweating usually decreases in approximately 7-10 days but can range between 3-14 days.  After this time you may experience no sweating or sweating only during exercise/high stress situations.

What are the possible side effects specific to this treatment?
Localised side effects including redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising. 

In some cases it is possible that sweating may increase on other areas of the body, such as the back, to compensate for the decreased amount of sweat released from the under arm sweat glands.  Very rarely can there be slight weakness in the muscles under the area treated, should the muscle relaxer injections move too deeply. This is generally avoided by injecting very superficially into the dermis of the skin only, however if it occurs it is temporary but can be avoided by using a lower starting dose in high risk people.
Please note that this is not a complete list of general side effects related to wrinkle treatment injections, but those related specific to this area being treated.  For a more complete list of side effects, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

What happens if I don’t do it again?
If you have only had the treatment once and don’t want to repeat the muscle relaxer injections in the future, the area will return back to how it was before the treatment – generally no better and no worse.
Sweat gland function fully recovers after the muscle relaxer has worn off and you will need to repeat the treatment for maintained effects.

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