Hyperhidrosis Treatments

Hyperhidrosis….excessive sweating, sweaty hands or armpits can be treated with Botox®

Hyperhidrosis means excessive sweating. Those people with hyperhidrosis produce sweat in amounts far greater than needed to control their temperature, and this

can have a major impact on quality of life.

Having sweaty hands, feet or armpits can be embarrassing and can increase anxiety and stress in work and at play.

Botox is recommended for the treatment of focal hyperhidrosis affecting the armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis) when other treatments have not worked.

A starch Iodine test may be done first to define the area of the sweat glands. Botox is then injected using very tiny needles into the skin to reduce the activity of the sweat glands and minimise sweating. The treatment is well tolerated, very effective and takes approx 30 minutes.

Botox for hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating of the hands and armpits lasts on average for 6 to 7 months, but can last up to 15 months after each treatment.

The treatments are carried out by our consultant dermatologists to give the best results.

Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis cost £600 for the first assessment and treatment , then £500 for subsequent treatments.

There are several other treatments for hyperhidrosis, some of which you may have tried already:

Aluminium chloride is the active ingredient of some antiperspirants. It is used in stronger solutions to treat hyperhidrosis but the effect is short lasting.

Iontophoresis is the passage of a weak electric current through a water bath. The area affected by sweating is immersed in the water and electrically charged particles (ions) block the activity of sweat glands. The effects last for 3-4 days but the effects last longer with repeated treatment. This is really only practical for hands and feet.

Tablet medication can be effective but side effects can be more troublesome for many patients.

Surgery can provide a permanent solution but the side effects can be potentially serious and the result may be only partly effective. Surgery is usually considered when other methods of treatment have not worked. There are several types including excision, curettage and sympathectomy.

Please call our friendly, helpful team on 01227 472288 if you would like to make an appointment.

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