Excessive underarm sweating is what causes the biggest problem for most people. Here at The Private Clinic, we have a range of treatments that targets the cause of excessive sweating, simply and effectively.
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Last Reviewed July 16th 2020
Excessive sweating is an embarrassing and uncomfortable condition that affects around 3% of the UK population. It can have a serious affect on a sufferer’s working and social life.
Excessive sweating – or hyperhidrosis – can have a serious affect on a sufferer’s working and social life and many people simply avoid doing things they would otherwise love to do because they are too embarrassed about their sweating.
There are two main types of hyperhidrosis:
- Focal hyperhidrosis is the more common type and involves excessive sweating of the hands, feet and underarms.
- Generalised hyperhidrosis is much less common and affects the whole body. It is usually caused by another illness like diabetes, an underactive thyroid or an infection.
Read about Dr Bruno Amendola’s and Dr Noor Almaani’s comments on Hyperhidrosis here
Wrinkle injections have been used as an effective treatment for excessive sweating / hyperhidrosis since 1994.
Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is when your body produces an increased and non-physiological amount of sweat. The Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale (HDSS) grades excessive sweating according to how it affects your life;
Grade 1: My sweating /perspiration is never noticeable and never interferes with my daily activities
Grade 2: My sweating is tolerable but sometimes interferes with my daily activities
Grade 3: My sweating is barely tolerable and frequently interferes with my daily activities
Grade 4: My sweating is intolerable and always interferes with my daily activities
The Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale is a great diagnostic tool to measure of the severity of your condition.
A score of grade 2 indicates that you may be suffering from mild or moderate hyperhidrosis but grades 3 to 4 indicates severe hyperhidrosis and a perfect candidate for treatment.
Here at The Private Clinic we offer wrinkle injection treatment for hyperhidrosis performed by only by specialist doctors, nurses and surgeons who are fully trained and qualified in the particular procedure.
The treatment works by blocking the transmission of the nerve impulses to the sweat glands which as a result decreases the amount you sweat/perspire.
At The Private Clinic we only use wrinkle injections to minimise excessive sweating in the armpits. This treatment has been known to treat the hands and feet but due to the discomfort, downtime and potential side effects that performing the treatment in these areas can bring on we do not treat hand or feet for excessive sweating at The Private Clinic.
We are the UK’s leading non-invasive cosmetic group and have some of the most experienced nurses and laser practitioners in the country working with us. We have successfully treated thousands of patients. By coming to us for your excessive sweating treatment you can rest assured you are in the best possible hands and that you will get the results you were hoping for.
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The Private Clinic has been treating patients for over 35 years with thousands of people placing their trust in us each year. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a personalised service. We have a team of friendly nurses and expert surgeons who understand the importance of this decision and will support you throughout your journey with us.
Can hyperhidrosis be cured?
Usually our patients that come to see us for this treatment have tried a whole variety of previous treatments like prescription antiperspirants and sweat proof clothing but have not had much success in reducing the excessive sweating. Although this treatment may not be successful for everyone the majority of our patients find it has made a difference to their condition and visit us for regular treatments. Certain medical conditions or medications may make you unsuitable for treatment but a full medical history will be taken and discussed with you at your consultation before treatment.
Botulinum toxin is only licensed to treat under arms for excessive sweating. It can be used on hands and feet but we do not treat these areas at The Private Clinic due to the discomfort, downtime and potential side effects.
You should notice that your sweating has reduced considerably within 3 to 7 days of treatment.
Wrinkle injections for excessive sweating are not commonly available on the NHS, in some parts of the country you may be offered this treatment if others have been unsuccessful on the NHS but usually it would be recommended that you find a private practice that offers this treatment.
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