Miradry or Botox: If you experience excess sweating (hyperhidrosis) you will know that it can be a tiresome and sometimes embarrassing condition. In many instances, strong deodorants and anti-perspirants simply won’t help. Fortunately there are 2 treatments we offer here at CosmeSurge in Harley Street, for excessive perspiration; one of which is a temporary, yet highly-effective solution, the other, a permanent treatment.
Botox for hyperhidrosis
Botox (Botulinum Toxin Type A) is more commonly thought of as an anti-ageing treatment as it temporarily relaxes the muscles that cause expression lines and dynamic wrinkles. However, before Botox was used for wrinkle-smoothing, it was found to be highly-effective to treat excess sweating and is now becoming hugely popular, as the results can last up to 6 months.
Botox is available as a prescription-only medicine, and must only be injected by a qualified medical professional.
Botox can be administered in areas such as the hands, feet, underarms and the face to eliminate excess sweating for months at a time. It takes minutes to administer. However, you will probably be given some topical anaesthetic which takes around 30 minutes to numb the area, as the hands, feet and underarms can be particularly sensitive areas to inject.
Botox blocks the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive these chemical signals, severe and excess sweating is greatly reduced.
miraDry: permanent excess sweating treatment for underarms
miraDry is a non-surgical, FDA approved, device-led treatment for excessive underarm sweating and body odour. miraDry uses microwave energy which is applied with the device handpiece to target and eliminate sweat and odour glands from the armpits.
Before the treatment, your underarms will be numbed with a local anaesthetic. The handpiece will then be placed on to the affected area, lining it up using a guide, to ensure the accuracy of your treatment. A vacuum suction within the miraDry handpiece will then bring the sweat glands closer to the skin’s surface. Thermal energy is then delivered into the skin, eliminating the sweat glands. At the same time, a cooling system will protect the skin to minimise discomfort.
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Most people see a dramatic and most impressively, a permanent reduction in underarm sweat with miraDry. In recent clinical trials, the average underarm sweat reduction was as much 82 percent, lifechanging for many who have had to endure the effects of underarm hyperhidrosis for many years. Most patients will experience a noticeable difference immediately afterwards. However, it can take a few days for optimum results to transpire.
miraDry is an extremely safe and highly-effective treatment for the permanent treatment of excessive underarm sweating. It has been performed on thousands of patients, worldwide and has received FDA approval for its efficacy and safety.
miraDry or Botox? You decide at Cosmesurge, London
If excessive sweating is causing you stress, why not visit Cosmesurge to discuss your concern with a member of our friendly team. Contact us to discuss which treatment might be for you, and book a no-obligation consultation. Make hyperhidrosis a thing of your past!