Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is more prevalent than it seems. Most of us likely know someone who has sweaty underarms or hands. Uncontrollable sweating on the palms or underarms can cause serious psychological and social anguish.
It is possible to alleviate excessive sweating in certain body areas. There are a variety of treatment methods available, with botulinum toxin A or botox injection as one of the possible treatment options.
Botox for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in Singapore.
In Singapore, approved botulinum toxin A are Botox, Xeomin and Dysport. They can be used to treat excessive sweating in these areas:
Botulinum toxin, or commonly known as botox, is a pure protein generated from a bacteria. It is widely used in the cosmetic industry to treat facial wrinkles. It also has the capacity to temporarily block the secretion and the sweat in the injection area.
It can be injected in the superficial skin layer of the body parts with excessive perspiration. By doing so, it reduces the production of sweat by the sweat glands, resulting in a reduction of excessive sweating.
Numbing cream or local anaesthetic is applied before the injection to relieve pain.
You may notice a reduction in sweating approximately 1 week after the treatment. Results usually last for 4 to 6 months, after which you will need to repeat treatment to keep the result effective.
Botulinum toxin A injection for excessive sweating is a very safe treatment with minimal downtime and side effects.
Patients might experience temporary side effects such as redness, swelling and bruising which will subside quickly. When injected in the palms, some may experience temporary weakness of hand muscles.
Cost of botox for hyperhidrosis in Singapore ranges from $1000 – $2000.
At SOL Aesthetics Medical Clinic, cost is approximately $1400 – $1700 depending on the area and the severity of the condition.
We advise patients to have a consultation session with our doctor before receiving botox injections. Our doctor will discuss further regarding your sweating condition.
You can make your appointment here.
*Disclaimer: The content provided is for educational and informational purposes only and does not intend to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.