Excessive sweating, also known as ‘Hyperhidrosis’ can profoundly affect self-consciousness and be a seriously embarrassing condition. When severe sweating interferes with daily activities, it can cause great emotional and psychological upset, especially when it is sweating from the underarms. It is estimated that up to 5% of the population suffers from some form of hyperhidrosis during their lives. This can affect the entire body or only localised areas, like the feet, hands, and underarms. The latter is known as axillary hyperhidrosis, which can treated. When this condition develops during childhood or after puberty, it is usually primary hyperhidrosis, that does not have a specific cause. Secondary hyperhidrosis is usually triggered by a condition, like pregnancy, hyperthyroidism, obesity, menopause, or even anxiety.
Our patients seeking treatment for hyperhidrosis may be frustrated that anti-perspirant just is not working; they may be constantly worried that people might notice their sweat stains, or they may refrain from buying certain clothes as they fear they will be ruined by their underarm sweat. If you are considering treatment for excessive sweating then the first step is to book in for an initial consultation, to ascertain how sweating affects you, and if treatment with Botulinum Toxin is the best treatment for you.
Masseter reduction is where the lower muscle of the face (jaw line), termed the masseter muscle, is reduced. The benefits of this treatment can improve facial balance and change the shape of an overly square face. Botulinum toxin can help shrink the muscle. This treatment tends to be more common amongst females seeking to change the shape of their face from a square to more of an oval shape
Botulinum toxin injections can be used to temporarily improve the appearance of vertical bands in the neck. These bands are caused by the platysma neck muscle and the toxin works by reducing the activity of this muscle. The procedure is simple, quick and results last for around four months.