Hyperhidrosis is a common condition in which a person sweats excessively. One to two percent of the population suffers from hyperhidrosis, and it can cause a variety of issues for sufferers.
For these people, sweating becomes so frequent and profuse that it starts to impact their everyday lives, preventing them from participating in social events, sports or even everyday activities such as driving. It can be very embarrassing and in some cases, it can even lead to mental health problems such as depression.
But there is a solution. If you’re suffering from hyperhidrosis then hyperhidrosis therapy could be the solution you’ve been searching for.
Hyperhidrosis occurs when the body’s sweat glands are overactive. When behaving normally, the body’s nervous system activates your sweat glands as your body temperature rises. This is how the body naturally cools itself. In sufferers of hyperhidrosis, however, the nerves that signal to the sweat glands are overactive, and will signal even when the body is cool, causing excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis most commonly affects certain areas on the body, known as localised symmetrical hyperhidrosis, or primary hyperhidrosis. Common areas affected by localised symmetrical hyperhidrosis include:
Both sides of the body are usually similarly affected by localised symmetrical hyperhidrosis. The causes of hyperhidrosis in these cases are unknown, though it usually begins in childhood or adolescence, and can sometimes improve with age.
Generalised hyperhidrosis affects the whole body, and can be triggered by illness, infections or hormonal conditions, such as menopause, diabetes or thyroid conditions. It can also be brought on by certain medications, including some forms of antidepressants. Generalised hyperhidrosis is also known as secondary hyperhidrosis, and while this form of hyperhidrosis can be indicative of an underlying condition, sometimes no cause can be found. Irritation or disease of the sympathetic nerves can also cause an increase in sweating, but this is incredibly rare, and typically only affects one side of the body.
While there are no hard and fast guidelines around what constitutes ‘normal’ sweating, if you feel that the amount you sweat is impacting heavily on your life, you might want to consider hyperhidrosis treatment. Avoiding physical contact and activities, feeling self-conscious and becoming more withdrawn due to embarrassment about your sweating are signs that you may have hyperhidrosis, as well as if your sweating is interfering with normal daily activities, for example, driving, holding tools or using computer keyboards. If this is the case, it may be worth looking into hyperhidrosis treatment options.
Everyone sweats. That’s a fact. But how do you know if your sweating is excessive or just a normal bodily function?
When it comes to sweating, the simplest way to decide if it’s excessive is if it interferes with your daily life in any way. If your sweat is making you feel embarrassed, uncomfortable or you find you’re becoming less likely to participate in social events because of your sweating, then it’s a good indicator that your sweating is excessive. For some people it can be so extreme that it interferes with normal daily tasks such as driving, holding tools or using a computer keyboard and mouse.
If you feel any of this applies to you then it could be time to start looking at hyperhidrosis therapy.
Hyperhisdrosis therapy is a great way to reduce embarrassing sweating and get your hyperhidrosis under control. Using medical Botox we can prevent your overactive nerves from sending the signal to your sweat glands, reducing sweat production and giving you your confidence and your life back.
You’ve probably heard of Botox (botulinum toxin) for its antiwrinkle properties, however, it does have medical uses too.
When used for treating hyperhisdrosis, Botox works by blocking nerve signals from the brain to the sweat glands. This prevents the sweat glands from over-producing sweat, significantly reducing your symptoms.
Botox is an FDA approved treatment that’s been used for both medical and cosmetic purposes for nearly 30 years.
Although Botox is made from botulinum toxin, small doses, such as those used in the application of Botox, are considered safe. In fact, since licensing in 1989 fewer than 20 adverse reactions have been reported to the FDA, suggesting that it’s incredibly safe when used correctly.
Choosing a reputable, experienced and professional Botox practitioner, such as a medically trained aesthetic doctor, will help ensure a safe treatment and positive outcome from your procedure.
During an hyperhisdrosis treatment session, your aesthetician will first apply a numbing cream, before marking the areas of the body they intend to treat. Once the numbing cream has had time to take effect they will then inject the Botox.
The number of injections required will vary depending on the area or areas of the body that you want to treat, but you should expect something around 20 injections. This should be discussed with you before the treatment, so you know exactly what to expect.
The whole procedure should take around 30-45 (this includes 25 minutes numbing time) minutes in total and there’s no recovery period required so you can continue with your normal daily routine right away.
Most people say they experience some mild discomfort while the injections are administered, but that overall the treatment is not an unpleasant experience.
The results are pretty quick, with most people noticing a difference in just 7-14 days, but it can take up to 2 weeks before your sweating stops altogether and you experience complete dryness.
While it’s not a permanent solution, hyperhidrosis therapy is fairly long-lasting. You can expect your sweating to remain under control for several months, after which time you can repeat the treatment to extend the results and keep your sweating under control.
The only way to truly discover if hyperhidrosis therapy is the right solution for you is to have a consultation with a professional, qualified aesthetic doctor. They’ll help you to understand your condition and give you all the information you need to make the right treatment choice for you.
Here at Elite Aesthetics, Dr Shirin Lakhani is a fully-trained and highly-experienced aesthetic physician, with over 20 years of experience in the medical field, including several years as a GP and a sub-speciality in anaesthetics. If you’re looking for a knowledgeable, experienced and highly-skilled aesthetic doctor to for your hyperhidrosis therapy, then we can help. Click here to find out more about Elite Aesthetics…
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At Elite Aesthetics, we offer botulinum toxin injections to patients with hyperhidrosis in Bexley, Greenhithe, Gravesend, Bromley, Orpington, Sidcup, Kings Hill, Kings Cross and the surrounding area. Botulinum toxin is commonly used as an anti-wrinkle treatment, but it is also a very effective treatment for hyperhidrosis.
Most commonly used for wrinkle-relaxing treatment, botulinum toxin works by blocking nerve signals from the brain to the muscles in the area. When used for wrinkle-relaxing treatment, this stops the muscles from moving and leads to a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
However, when used to treat hyperhidrosis, the botulinum toxin paralyses the overactive nerves by blocking signals from the brain to the sweat glands. This means that the sweat glands can’t produce sweat as effectively, leading to a reduction in the symptoms of hyperhidrosis.
Results can last from three to six months, or longer, depending on the severity of hyperhidrosis, the amount of botulinum toxin injected in each treatment session and the size of the area being treated.
hyperhidrosis (Excessive sweating) can be embarrassing and distressing, and may negatively impact on your quality of life. By effectively treating hyperhidrosis with botulinum toxin injections, excessive sweating can be curbed significantly, allowing you to regain your confidence and feel like yourself again. This treatment is virtually painless, takes less than an hour and can last for several months. Sustained repetition of the treatments also means the botulinum toxin becomes more effective as time goes on.
Primary focal hyperhidrosis is a treatable condition. Your doctor will help you develop a treatment plan so you can manage your symptoms. Excessive sweating caused by an underlying condition may go away when that condition is treated.
Alternatively, botox can be used to treat Hyperhidrosis
Antiperspirants combined with Botox injections, miraDry or a combination of these hyperhidrosis treatments are enough to manage even the most severe case of excessive sweating in the underarms.
Excessive, uncontrollable sweating of the hands or palms, is called palmar hyperhidrosis. This medical condition is an extremly stressful, embarrassing, and confidence-wrecking problem. Some of the typical impacts on your daily life include ruined paperwork to slippery handshakes, sweaty palms can negatively impact your social life, education, and career.
Thankfully there is a treatment to remedy this condition available at Elite Aesthetics.
Palmar Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition which causes sweaty hands and palms.
Night sweats are repeated episodes of perspiration that may soak your nightclothes or bedding and are related to an underlying medical condition or illness. You may occasionally awaken after having perspired excessively, particularly if you are sleeping under too many blankets or if your bedroom is too warm. Please contact your GP for advice.
A common concern is Sweaty armpits for no reason. Nerve blocking injections can be used for the treatment for excessive underarm sweating.
Many of us have suffered from foot sweating and odour from on occasion, however, for some people, sweaty feet are a persistent problem, which can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. For some people, this can affect their day-to-day life considerably, and result in decreased social contact with others. But the condition is treatable.
Did you know there are more sweat glands per inch in our feet than anywhere else in the body? Their function is to keep the skin moist and supple and regulate temperature when the weather is hot or if you have an unnaturally high temperature or while exercising. They secrete sweat all the time, not just in response to heat or exercise.
For more serious cases where normal foot care is not effective and for more longer term conditions, your doctor may refer you for Iontophoresis (electrical stimulation) and Botulinum toxin injections (botox).
At Elite Aesthetics, we understand the importance of getting to know you before carrying out any of our treatments, and so we carry out a full consultation before every single procedure we offer. This allows our highly-qualified staff to ensure that you receive the best possible care, and that your treatment is tailored to you. This means that when you leave the clinic, you see a real impact on all areas of your life, and are free of the stress of dealing with hyperhidrosis.
Our hyperhidrosis treatments are all carried out by our practice leader Dr. Shirin Lakhani. A leader in the non-surgical aesthetics industry, Dr. Shirin is a highly-qualified and experienced aesthetic doctor who takes the time to get to know all of her clients, keeps them informed about their treatment and ensures that their treatment course is right for them. During your consultation, Dr. Shirin will offer her expert opinion on what kind of treatment plan is right for you, as well as any alternatives to botulinum toxin treatment for hyperhidrosis that she feels may be viable. We also use our extensive consultation process to help maintain our ethical commitment to never overtreat any of our patients. If Dr. Shirin believes that a treatment is not in your best interests, she and the rest of the staff at Elite Aesthetics, are dedicated to finding a more medically appropriate solution. The consultation process also gives you the chance to look around the clinic at Elite Aesthetics, get to know our experienced team, and make sure that we are right for you too!
During your hyperhidrosis treatment session, Dr. Shirin will mark the areas to be treated and then will inject the botulinum toxin directly into the area using a tiny needle. This is not painful for the vast majority of our clients, although some patients may experience slight discomfort. A numbing cream can be applied to the areas beforehand if you feel it is required. Dr. Shirin will generally administer around 15-20 injections in the affected areas of the body, although this will have been discussed and agreed upon during your consultation session. The procedure usually takes about 30-45 minutes in total, and has no downtime, so you can get back to your day straight away. It usually takes between two and seven days to reduce sweating in the treated area, and can take up to two weeks before you experience total dryness. The effect of the injections usually lasts for several months, after which time the treatment can be repeated if necessary.
At Elite Aesthetics, we are dedicated to becoming an industry leader in safe, informed and healthy aesthetics practice. We are led by Dr. Shirin Lakhani, an advocate for the development of ethical practice in the industry. Having worked in the NHS since 1999, including work as a GP for several years, as well as training as an anaesthetist, Dr. Shirin moved into aesthetic medicine in 2013 when she founded Elite Aesthetics. Since then, the clinic has gone from strength to strength, and Dr. Shirin is recognised by her peers and her clients as an industry pioneer in the field of non-surgical aesthetics.Dr. Shirin is fully registered with the GMC
(GMC number 4634863), and is held to their standards of Good Medical Practice. She treats all of her aesthetics clients with the same level of care and attention as she has medical patients for many years. Elite Aesthetics is also CQC and Save Face accredited, and under Dr. Shirin’s leadership, are committed to becoming the UK’s leading ethical aesthetic clinic.
At Elite Aesthetics, we are proud to be able to use or knowledge and experience to improve the lives of men and women suffering from hyperhidrosis. We work closely with all of our clients to make sure that the results you see after treatment with us make a real difference to your life, and that your experience at the clinic is comfortable and safe. Most of all, we want to see all of our patients regain their confidence and feel like themselves again.
If you think you may be suffering from hyperhidrosis and are in Bexleyheath, Gravesend, Tunbridge Wells, Dartford, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, West Malling or the surrounding area, or if you want to learn more about Elite Aesthetics and the services we offer, contact us today to arrange your consultation, and let us make you feel happy, confident and free from the symptoms of hyperhidrosis.
We have extensive knowledge and experience in the medical and aesthetics industries, but we know that above all, the results matter! All of our treatments are vigorously tested in-house before we offer them to our clients to ensure they are safe, effective and will give you, our wonderful clients, the results you want. Your happiness, well-being and satisfaction are at the very core of everything we do here at Elite Aesthetics, and as a result we will never over-treat or carry out a procedure that Dr. Shirin, deems inappropriate or unsafe. Ethical treatment guides our practice, and we aim to become an industry leader in this respect. This means you can always feel confident that you are in safe hands when you choose Elite Aesthetics.
Our practice is led by our founder, Dr. Shirin Lakhani, who is an advocate for greater regulation in the aesthetics industry. Dr. Shirin and Elite Aesthetics believe greater regulation is vital to the development of aesthetics industry as a whole, and as such, our clinic’s philosophy is based on providing doctor-led care to the highest, medically approved standards. We adhere to stringent ethical and medical principles ensuring all the procedures we offer are safe and effective. Dr. Shirin is also fully registered with the GMC (reference number 4634863), and Elite Aesthetics is Save Face accredited, an endorsement recognised by the UK Government, The Department of Health, NHS England and the CQC (Care Quality Commission).
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