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  • Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterised by excessive sweating, beyond what is needed for normal regulation of body temperature.
  • It affects about 3% of the population and can be a source of significant embarrassment and social anxiety.
  • This condition can occur on specific areas such as the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, underarms, and face or can be generalized affecting large areas of the body.
  • The exact cause of hyperhidrosis is unknown, but it is believed to be related to overactivity of the sweat glands or nervous system.
  • Injectable botulinum toxin is highly effective in controlling and improving excessive sweating. Multiple small injections into the superficial armpit skin can provide relief from this embarrassing condition for up to nine months.
  • This is a very popular treatment for excessive sweating for both men and women, negating the use of deodorant and thus avoiding unsightly patches or staining on clothes.
  • At The MW Clinic London, we are committed to providing our clients with a range of options for addressing their aesthetic concerns. We encourage our clients to schedule a consultation with Dr Meg Minasian to discuss their individual needs and determine the best course of action for achieving their desired results.
  • To book a consultation with Dr Meg Minasian please contact us here or book online here.

Please find below many of the most common other questions about excessive sweating asked by our clients, and answered by our expert doctor, Dr Meg Minasian. Please also note that botulinum toxin is a precription treatment and may only be offered after a full consultation with one of our doctors. By including the term 'botox' in the questions we are simply highlighting the types of questions that we are asked rather than promoting the use of that product.

Is there any research supporting botox treatment for sweating?

    How long does Botox in armpit last?

      The effects of botulinum toxin in the armpit typically last for several months, with most individuals experiencing reduced sweating for approximately 4 to 6 months. The duration can vary among individuals.

    Is it safe to get Botox in armpit?

      Botulinum toxin injections in the armpit for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) are considered safe when administered by a qualified healthcare professional. However, as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects. Consulting with a healthcare provider is crucial to determine suitability and address any concerns.

    How painful is Botox in armpit?

      The discomfort experienced during botulinum toxin injections in the armpit is usually minimal. A topical anesthetic or cold compress may be applied to the area before the procedure to help minimize any potential discomfort. Most individuals report mild discomfort or a brief pinching sensation during the injections.

    How long after Botox in armpit can I shower?

      It is generally recommended to wait at least 24 hours before showering or engaging in activities that may induce sweating after botulinum toxin injections in the armpit. This allows the medication to fully take effect and helps ensure optimal results.

    What are the benefits of Botox in armpit?

      Botulinum toxin injections in the armpit can effectively reduce excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and improve quality of life for individuals who experience this condition. The treatment helps control perspiration and minimizes sweat stains, odor, and discomfort associated with overactive sweat glands.

    Can I wash my armpits after Botox in armpits?

      After botulinum toxin injections in the armpits, it is generally advisable to avoid washing the treated area for at least 24 hours. This allows the medication to settle and ensures optimal results. However, it is best to follow the specific post-treatment instructions provided by your healthcare provider.

    What are the side effects for Botox in armpit?

      Common side effects of botulinum toxin injections in the armpit may include temporary redness, bruising, swelling, or discomfort at the injection site. Rarely, individuals may experience temporary weakness or muscle effects in surrounding areas. Serious side effects are rare but can occur. Consult with a healthcare professional for a comprehensive understanding of potential risks and side effects.

    Why does Botox in armpit stop you sweating?

      Botulinum toxin in the armpit works by blocking the release of a chemical called acetylcholine, which is responsible for activating sweat glands. By inhibiting the release of acetylcholine, botulinum toxin temporarily reduces the activity of sweat glands, thereby reducing excessive sweating in the treated area.

    What does Botox in armpit feel like?

      During botulinum toxin injections in the armpit, most individuals report mild discomfort or a brief pinching sensation. The procedure is typically well-tolerated, and a topical anesthetic or cold compress may be used to minimize any potential discomfort. The sensation is often described as tolerable and brief.

    What to expect after Botox in armpit?

      After botulinum toxin injections in the armpit, it may take several days to notice a reduction in sweating. The full effects typically become apparent within a couple of weeks. Mild tenderness or bruising at the injection sites may occur but should resolve quickly. Results vary among individuals, and it is recommended to follow up with your healthcare provider for any concerns.

    Is there a way to permanently remove armpit odor?

      While botulinum toxin injections in the armpit can temporarily reduce excessive sweating and associated odor, they do not provide a permanent solution. Addressing armpit odor often involves maintaining good personal hygiene, using antiperspirants or deodorants, and addressing any underlying causes or medical conditions contributing to the odor.

    How much does Botox for underarm cost?

      The cost of botulinum toxin for underarm treatment can vary depending on factors such as the provider's location, expertise, and the amount of botulinum toxin required. It is best to consult with a healthcare professional or aesthetic specialist to discuss pricing and obtain an accurate quote.

    Can I get Botox for underarm in London?

      Yes, botulinum toxin for underarm treatment is available at The MW clinic in London, but only after a full consultation has been completed. It is recommended to research and choose a reputable provider with experience in administering botulinum toxin for underarm sweating.

    Does Botox for underarm hurt?

      During botulinum toxin injections for underarm sweating, discomfort is typically minimal. The procedure involves using a small needle, and a topical anesthetic or cold compress may be applied to minimize any potential discomfort. Most individuals report mild discomfort or a brief pinching sensation during the injections.

    Are there pills for hyperhidrosis?

      There are oral medications available that can help manage hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). These medications work by reducing sweat production in the body.

    Is hyperhidrosis caused by stress?

      While stress can worsen hyperhidrosis symptoms, it is not the sole cause of the condition. Hyperhidrosis can have various underlying causes, including genetic factors, hormonal imbalances, and neurological conditions.

    How rare is hyperhidrosis?

      Hyperhidrosis is more common than you might think. It is estimated that approximately 3-5% of the global population has hyperhidrosis, making it a relatively common condition.

    Can hyperhidrosis be triggered by anxiety?

      Yes, anxiety can trigger or exacerbate hyperhidrosis symptoms. Emotional stress and anxiety can cause the body to produce more sweat, leading to increased sweating in individuals with hyperhidrosis.

    Can hyperhidrosis get worse with age?

      Hyperhidrosis symptoms can vary from person to person, and for some individuals, symptoms may worsen with age. However, this is not the case for everyone. Some individuals may experience stable or even improved symptoms over time.

    Is hyperhidrosis a mental disorder?

      No, hyperhidrosis is not considered a mental disorder. It is a physical condition characterized by excessive sweating beyond what is necessary for normal thermoregulation. However, the impact of hyperhidrosis on mental well-being and quality of life should not be overlooked.

    Can you reverse hyperhidrosis?

      While hyperhidrosis cannot be permanently reversed in all cases, there are various treatment options available to manage and reduce excessive sweating. These include topical treatments, oral medications, botulinum toxin injections, and in severe cases, surgical interventions.

    Are there pills for hyperhidrosis?

      Yes, there are oral medications available that can help manage hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). These medications work by reducing sweat production in the body.

    How do I permanently stop hyperhidrosis?

      Achieving permanent cessation of hyperhidrosis can be challenging, as it depends on the underlying cause and individual factors. However, treatment options such as botulinum toxin injections can provide long-lasting relief from excessive sweating for many individuals.