Is my sweating normal? Botox for hyperhidrosis

Is my sweating normal?

Hyperhidrosis Treatment Sweating can be unpleasant, unsightly and annoying. However, it is normal for the body to sweat to a certain extent.

Sweating is key to the mechanisms your body uses to maintain the right temperature. When sweat evaporates, it cools your skin. If you get hot, your body will compensate by sweating more, so that the rate of cooling is intensified.

However, some people do sweat more than others. This could be due to a number of reasons:

  • Potential underlying medical condition e.g. thyroid, diabetes
  • Age e.g. puberty, menopause
  • Exertion – a more active lifestyle teaches the body to be more efficient, so sweating starts earlier
  • Caffeine intake, spicy food
  • Genetics
  • Stress

However, some people have ‘excessive sweating’, where the amount of sweat produced is above normal and interferes with daily life. This is a medical condition called “hyperhidrosis.” It is a condition that sufferers often live with for years, dealing on a daily basis with the embarrassment or lack of confidence which results from having uncontrollably damp armpits.

Botox for Hyperhidrosis

Botox injections are incredibly effective, drying up the condition for months at a time.

Botulinum toxin is a powerful prescription-only medicine which is more commonly associated with anti-ageing treatments, but it has a host of medical applications too – including stemming excessive sweating.

In this treatment, Botox is injected into the armpits with about 20 tiny injections spread across the region. The Botox works to block the nerve signals causing the body to sweat, leading to dry armpits and new found confidence.

Botox must be prescribed by a medical professional who has seen and consulted the patient. As there are some potential underlying medical conditions which can cause elevated levels of sweating, it is important that the consultation is thorough.

Free Consultation

SkinViva offer free consultations with specially trained medical professionals (doctors and dentists). Treatments are carried out at their main clinic in Manchester and also at an extensive choice of conveniently located locations across the North West. Clinics are held at salons and centres in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Stockport and Bury.

A consultation is always required prior to any cosmetic treatment and this is arranged with an experienced aesthetic clinician. The same individual would carry out treatment and this can normally be done at the same appointment if required.

SkinViva Manchester

SkinViva was established in 2008 and has an excellent reputation for offering high quality skin treatments in the North West.

For further information or to arrange a confidential consultation with a cosmetic doctor or dentist, please call 0161 865 1141, email

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