How can Botox in Kent help with my excessive sweating?

Hot or cold, summer or winter, sitting still or taking a walk, for some of us it doesn’t matter, we just sweat a lot. It can be really difficult living with and can leave us feeling self-conscious and anxious. Excessive sweating is likely far more common than you realise, it can affect your whole body or maybe just one area. And just so you know it’s actually totally normal to sweat, sweat is our bodies way of cooling us down but yes sometimes it can feel like it’s happening for no reason at all. This could be for a multitude of reasons, it could be another medical condition, medication you’re taking or maybe you’re just prone to sweating. Whatever the reason, rest assured botox in Kent could be the answer to all your sweaty prayers.botox-kent

What are Botox injections?

Botox is a neurotoxin, don’t worry it’s not as scary as it sounds – it’s made from microbes that cause botulism. Traditionally you may have heard of botox in Kent being used to treat patients for cosmetic treatments, such as smoothing facial wrinkles. It can also be used to treat medical conditions like headaches, muscle spasms, and jaw clenching. It’s pretty amazing stuff when you get into the nitty gritty.

So how can they help my sweating?

Hyperhidrosis (the official name for excessive sweating) can be helped by botox – it’s a last resort and you’ll need to be a suitable candidate. There’s a difference between being a generally sweaty person and someone with a chronic condition. If you sweat through your clothes, physically drip sweat and antiperspirants don’t work then yes botox injections could be on the cards for you.

Botox works by blocking the nerves that tell your sweat glands to get to work. For the average person your sweat glands only kick into action when your body temperature goes above a certain point – but for those with excessive sweating the glands can be overactive.

The injections into the areas (which can be usually armpits, hands and feet) essentially paralyse the glands so your nerves stop signalling. Bear in mind though botox in Kent only stops the area it’s been injected into.

Are there any downsides or side effects?

Firstly many, many studies have been done into the safety of botox and the majority of people don’t have issues but of course there can be side effects. Those reported include: pain or bruising at the injection site, headaches and flu like symptoms.

How easy is the procedure?

If you’re keen to get started on your journey book a virtual consultation with us at Stangrove Court Dental. We’ll be able to tell you if you’re a suitable candidate and what you can expect from your treatment. If you were to go ahead the injections are quick and have minimal discomfort, only taking around five to ten minutes and requiring no anaesthetic. You should begin to see results within a few days.

At the end of the day

Botox is a really great treatment to help with excessive sweating, for many of our patients it’s a life changing treatment and is a relatively easy fix to an issue that’s haunted them for years.