Sweating is a normal and natural bodily function. It is how the body cools itself down and manages its temperature.
However, natural though it may be, sweating is not considered socially acceptable. Damp patches that appear on clothing are viewed as unsightly, or even unhygienic.
It can even be seen as a sign of stress or weakness when sweat is noticeable during meetings, or stain a good dress on a special occasion.
The UK deoderant industry offers a staggering array of sprays, roll ons, sticks and creams to tackle sweat and the odour that can come with it.
However, for some people, that just isn’t enough.
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition where an area of the body (most commonly the underarm) sweats more than is considered normal.
This is a year-round condition, not associated with the heat. However, when the weather is warm, it can add additional discomfort and embarrassment for the sufferer. Equally, stress or anxiety can increase the symptoms.
Where regular anti-perspirants are ineffective, botox offers a potential solution.
Injections of botullinum toxin into the armpit area stop the signals causing sweat, so the condition can literally dry up for months at a time – some even see benefit for up to a year.
Northamptonshire Botox Doctor
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre based in Hardingstone near Northampton have an excellent reputation for providing botox treatment for sweating patients. The injections are carried out personally by Dr John Tanqueray, who is also involved in training other medical professionals in the use of botullinum toxin.
A practising GP and fully registered with the GMC, Dr John Tanqueray has worked in cosmetic treatments since 1999. He established Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre in 2003, which remains an independent, doctor-managed company.