Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
Hyperhidrosis means excessive sweating – even when you’re not hot or exercising. This can affect your underarms, hands, feet, face, scalp, chest and groin area.
For some people, excessive sweating can be a result of underlying medical conditions or a side effect of medication, For others, there is no known cause, but it may run in families.
Sweating excessively can create difficulties in your life. It can lead to self-consciousness and avoidance of certain fabrics and pale colours. Sweaty hands may make it difficult to hold things or shake hands. You may have to shower and change your clothes frequently.
Treatments for excessive sweating
It’s possible to avoid medication, invasive treatment or surgery to reduce the impact of excessive sweating on your life.
Dr Gribbin will start with an in-depth consultation where she will examine and assess your skin. She’ll invest time in finding out more about you, your life and your medical history.
From there, she can put together a tailored treatment to suit your needs – a thorough consultation prepares the path for better results.
The main treatment offered is muscle-relaxing injections with botulinum toxin (Botox) to reduce overactivity in the sweat glands. This can be particularly effective in the armpit and facial areas.
Depending on the area of the body where you experience the sweating and your needs, a range of different treatments is available, and can be combined to get the best outcome.