Hyperhidrosis Treatment for Men

Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis is embarrassing and unpleasant. Now men can choose a highly effective non-surgical treatment. BOTOX injections stop the sweating for months at a time.

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Introduction to BOTOX for Hyperhidrosis

This video shows a consultation being carried out on a patient with excessive sweating by Dr Tim Pearce.

The patient explains how the condition has affected his daily life. Dr Tim Pearce then explains the treatment.

Introduction to BOTOX for Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis in men

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating or excessive perspiration.

It is a daily problem for many people, going on throughout adult life in many cases, causing great embarrassment and loss of confidence.

Excessive Sweating in Men

In general, males produce more sweat than females. Dr. David Pariser MD, founding member and secretary of the International Hyperhidrosis Society, says that men sweat about 4 times as much as women per day. Although men have around the same number of sweat glands, their larger body size means greater surface area to cool off; in addition to which, hormonal variations also cause them to sweat more.

So for men with hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating means that a significant amount of moisture is being produced through the action of sweating, leading to soaked clothing.

 

Why choose Botox® injections?

‘Extra strength’ antiperspirants are worth a go, but they often only slightly reduce the problem and the dampness is still a problem. They can also cause irritation so severe that antiperspirant needs to be abandoned altogether while the skin recovers.

For severe hyperhidrosis, surgery used to be the last resort. However, this is expensive and comes with a series of potential complications. It isn’t always successful and can also lead to compensatory sweating (elsewhere).

Botox Injections

Compared to the other options, Botox is something of a miracle cure.

Botox injections into the underarm area are at least as effective as surgery used to be, without the risks or costs involved.

They work extremely well, drying up the sweating for months at a time and allowing patients to wear whatever they want with confidence.

How does Botox® work for excessive sweating?

In its simplest terms, Botox works by telling your nerves to stop receiving messages from the brain.

In the case of hyperhidrosis, the message to your sweat glands is interrupted. The injection stops your sweat glands from being ‘told’ to sweat.

Results last for several months and treatment can then be repeated.

What does Botox® cost?

SkinViva prides itself on offering superior quality cosmetic skin treatments delivered by an elite team of doctors & dentists with value-for-money prices.

We also include an affordable interest-free direct debit option which actually saves you money as well as spreading the cost.

Hyperhidrosis Prices
Areas Price
Underarms/armpits £425
Hands £425
Direct Debit* monthly payment from £43.33

For an even more in depth look at our men’s skin treatment prices, why not check out our full price list.

*Direct debit prices are available to spread the cost (subject to credit check). Deposit payable at appointment. Monthly payments start around one month later.  See direct debit prices for more information.

Please note that the amount of correction required, lifestyle factors and skin types will all impact on the longevity of your treatment.

What does Botox® cost?
Lee's hyperhidrosis

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“I first noticed I sweated more than I should from my armpits in my teens and it quickly got me down. Staining on shirts and constant wetness even on cold days made life pretty miserable. I tried various topical treatments and different roll-ons but nothing worked. Then, during my 20s, I heard about how heavy sweating can be treated using Botox injections. I was curious but naturally a bit apprehensive!

“At the appointment I had a chat with a SkinViva’s Dr Nicole. She explained the side effects, expected results and what I would feel as she carried out the treatment. I’m happy to say that the procedure wasn’t painful. I felt the prick of the needle in a few places but nothing major. I was in and out in about 30 minutes.

“A few days later I had already noticed a BIG difference. My armpits were no longer dripping sweat onto my shirts when I was in the office and I could finally start to walk around in public without keeping my arms pinned to my side!

“Looking back, I estimate I got around 9 months from my treatment.”

Our treatments may be similar to others. But the difference is the way we use them. So, why not arrange your FREE consultation today?

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Got a Question?

Hyperhidrosis is a condition which doesn't really have any particular cause. It can get worse through stress or being overweight, but some people are just prone to excessive sweating.

However, before any treatment, you will need to discuss your condition with our doctor or dentist in order to rule out any potential underlying conditions, such as overactive thyroid, diabetes, an anxiety disorder or other medical condition.

With SkinViva doctors and dentists, you're in safe hands.


Your armpits aren’t particularly sensitive. However, SkinViva work hard to minimise any discomfort.

Our doctors use the smallest needles on the market and will use a high turnover of needles per client, so that they can inject easily and comfortably, minimising bruising.

If required, ice or local anaesthetic cream can be applied to minimise sensation.


Our doctors use a series of 10-30 tiny, shallow injections.

We use a mixture of iodine and cornstarch before treatment to highlight the glands, so that we can target the problem areas.


Botox works at the nerve junctions to block receptors from acetylcholine: the chemical which forces the muscle to contract.

Therefore, even though the nerve continues to send a signal which requests movement, the tissue does not receive the instruction and the glands don't sweat.

Over the following months, new receptors regrow, so the effects gradually wear off.


Your initial results will appear within 2-5 days and continue to improve for up to 14 days.


Hyperhidrosis Botox usually lasts around 8 months for treating excessive sweating, although some patients report benefit for up to a year.


Yes, you always need a consultation. This is with the doctor who would carry out your treatment and if you're both happy to proceed, excessive sweating treatment can normally be carried out at the same appointment as the consultation.


Usually around 30 minutes – but new customers generally require a 45-minute appointment.


Botox is a prescription only medicine, but is very safe when a qualified and trained doctor administers it.

Cosmetic doses of Botox are minuscule and over 450,000 UK procedures are performed each year. Allergic reactions are extremely rare.


Some, but most are related to the actual act of injecting the skin, not the product itself. These include: minor redness or swelling around the injection site (which vanishes within 1-2hrs), minor bruising on occasions.

Any potential side effects are fully explained in your consultation prior to treatment.


For the following 24 hours after your excessive sweating treatment, you must not drink alcohol, as Botox is a prescription medicine and alcohol is not advisable.

After 24 hours, it is fine to drink alcohol.


We suggest waiting 24 hours after your hyperhidrosis treatment before you can go running or do any other form of strenuous exercise.


We will send you a text message after 14 days to check how your treatment is looking. If you think you need an adjustment to your treatment, you’re welcome to book back in within the first month after your initial treatment and this will be free of charge.

If you have any concerns earlier, do please get in touch. We're here to help


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