EXCESS SWEATING

Hyperhidrosis

What is hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating?

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a condition in which the body sweats excessively in areas where there is a high concentration of sweat glands.
Typical areas where this occurs, are the hands, feet, armpits and the groin area.

Excessive sweating is typically exacerbated in the summer and warmer months, when the temperature rises or during periods of activity and exercise. Stress can also be a contributing factor to hyperhidrosis as can be, menopause, diabetes and obesity.
It is estimated that 2 – 3% of the population suffers from hyperhidrosis (roughly 1 million people), with less than 40% of those affected seeking medical advice.

Excessive sweating is a common problem, often very embarrassing, that can be easily solved, leaving you with dry, soft skin regardless of the heat or situation.

Hyperhidrosis can occur anywhere on the body, but frequently affected areas include:
• Armpits
• Hands
• Feet
• Face & Head
• Groin

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS EXCESS SWEATING OR HYPERHIDROSIS?

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a condition in which the body sweats excessively in areas where there is a high concentration of sweat glands such as the hands, feet, armpits and the groin area.
Excessive sweating can occur at anytime, but is typically exacerbated in the summer or during activity and exercise.
Excessive sweating is a common problem that can be solved easily, leaving you with dry, soft skin regardless of the heat.

HOW IS EXCESS SWEATING TREATED?

Excess sweating can be treated easily and quickly.
Injectables such as Botox® block the nerves that supply the eccrine glands, which in turn prevent the glands from producing sweat

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING TREATMENT?

The treatment is quick and very well tolerated.
This area is marked as a grid with squares of approximately 1×1 cm and a small amount of diluted Botox injected into the skin of each square.
There is a small pinprick when the injections are given and local anaesthetic cream can be used if you prefer..
There is no down time after the treatment and the benefits gradually increase over the first 2 weeks after treatment. The effects of reducing sweating can last up to a year.

HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?

The treatment usually takes no longer that 20-30 minutes.

WHAT DO I EXPECT AFTER MY TREATMENT?

There is no down time after the treatment and the benefits gradually increase over the first 2 weeks after treatment. The effects of reducing sweating can last up to a year.

HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT LAST?

The effects of reducing sweating can last up to a year after the treatment depending on the severity of the condition

AFTERCARE

Once treatment is complete, the results last for up to twelve months . You will be able to resume your normal activities immediately after treatments, but avoid vigorous exercise or extreme heat for 48 hours after treatment.You may apply antiperspirants/deodorants after 12 hours.

Please note: Any injectable procedure will only be undertaken after your face to face consultation with one of our doctors, during which a full assessment will be carried out and full list of cautions and contraindications discussed