GP Care provides private treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating from the armpits) with Botox injections. Axillary Hyperhidrosis can be a debilitating condition for which Botox is an established and effective solution. The benefits of this procedure usually last for 3 to 6 months, at which stage a further treatment can be offered. More information on the procedure can be found in our patient leaflet.
We currently provide the procedure in two locations in Gloucestershire:
- Cheltenham - The Corinthian Surgery, St Pauls Medical Centre, 121 Swindon Road, Cheltenham Glos, GL50 4DP
- Cheltenham - Portland Practice, St Pauls Medical Centre, 121 Swindon Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4DP
The cost of this procedure is £450.
Please note that our clinicians are highly experienced GPs NOT dermatology consultants, so if you are hoping to claim the cost of your procedure from your private medical insurance, please check with your insurance company before booking.
Booking your appointment
For more information or to book please ring our team on 0333 332 2107 or email GPCare.Minor-Surgery@nhs.net
Many clinical commissioning groups are stopping NHS funding for axillary hyperhidrosis Botox treatments, however we would encourage you to check with your GP prior to paying for a private service.
The GP will ask questions about your symptoms and details about how they affect daily life. Botox treatment is suitable in the majority of cases, although the doctor will ask about your general health, past medical history, allergies and current medication before the procedure. You can discuss any concerns that you may have with the doctor during the appointment.
Our experienced local GPs will carry out the procedure by using 15-20 very fine, micro needles to inject botulinum toxin into the underarm. This works to reduce sweating by blocking the signals from the brain to the sweat glands. The effects will last for around 3 to 6 months at which time treatment can be repeated.
After your Appointment
After your appointment we will send a written discharge letter to your GP. The side effects are usually mild, but can include increased sweating from other areas (such as the palms of the hands) and short term flu-like symptoms, which you can take paracetamol to help with. We also suggest that you take extra care when washing the treated area and avoid using deodorants for 48 hours after the procedure.
The majority of patients with Axillary Hyperhidrosis return for a repeat treatment after 3 to 6 months, which indicates that the effects of Botox are usually both effective and well tolerated.
Patient Satisfaction Feedback
Your feedback on our service is important to us as we love to know what we do well and what we can improve on, we will send you a customer satisfaction survey after your appointment so make sure to let us know what you thought!
If you are not satisfied with any aspect of our service, please discuss this directly with the clinician at your appointment, or contact the Clinical Matron, Jackie Adams by post at GP Care UK Limited, Christchurch Medical Centre, North Street, Downend, Bristol, BS16 5SG. Alternatively call us on 0333 332 2100 or email us at GPCare.Minor-Surgery@nhs.net