Excessive Sweating

Summary of
Excessive Sweating

From £400

Pricing

30-60 Minutes

Procedure

Topical

Anaesthetic

Minimal

Downtime

3 - 6 Months

Result Duration

What Is Excessive Sweating?

Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is a condition that occurs more than what would be necessary to regulate body temperature. This unpleasant condition can also cause people to sweat excessively on their faces, hands, feet and backs.

Hyperhidrosis can cause social withdrawal. It is well documented to interfere with daily living and the ability to perform tasks due to people who sweat excessively on their faces, hands, feet and backs.

Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) that affects the feet, face or armpits may cause people who suffer from it to be anxious about their appearance in social situations. This condition could be caused by emotional stress or anxiety. It may be treated with prescription-based injections and an adjusted lifestyle and habits. This specific condition can be a symptom of several medical conditions, including hormonal, seizure, and dermatological disorders.

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Prescription-based injection for Hyperhidrosis

Excessive sweating is caused by overactive sweat glands on the hands, feet, underarms, back, and even face.

Excessive sweating may be relieved with nerve-relaxing injections. They work by blocking the action of nerves that supply the eccrine (sweat) glands. This stops the glands from producing sweat.

The prescription-based injection works by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that causes the muscles to contract. When acetylcholine is blocked, the muscles relax, which reduces sweating.

The injection blocks the nerve endings that cause sweating for about 6 to 12 weeks. After this time, new nerve endings start to form, and the effects of the treatment wear off, hence why it is recommended to repeat the treatment every few months.

The procedure is minimally invasive and is typically performed by an experienced doctor, such as Dr Natasha at Skin NV London. The procedure takes approximately an hour, and there is no downtime.

Treatment Benefits

Find out how you can benefit from the excessive sweating treatment:

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Step-by-step procedure

1.

Prior To The Treatment

During your consultation, Dr Verma will conduct a thorough assessment of the area of concern and create a customised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, whether it's your underarms, palms, soles, or back. This assessment is vital in determining the appropriate dosage required to effectively reduce the activity of your sweat glands. Our team is committed to providing personalised care to all of our patients, and we strive to ensure a calming and professional environment throughout the entire process.

2.

During The Treatment

To ensure precise treatment, the designated area will be marked before the procedure, and a topical anaesthetic will be applied to minimise any discomfort experienced during the superficial injections. You can expect to notice the positive effects of the treatment within 7-10 days following the procedure. Our team strives to provide a comfortable and seamless experience for all of our patients, and we're committed to your satisfaction every step of the way.

3.

What To Expect

It's common to experience mild pressure, as well as some redness and/or bruising during the treatment. These effects are temporary and should subside within 24-48 hours. You can expect to see the positive effects of the treatment within two weeks, which will be subtle yet noticeable. The treatment typically remains effective for 3-6 months, after which re-treatment can be considered. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your comfort and satisfaction throughout the process, and we're always here to answer any questions you may have.

4.

Aftercare

We highly recommend maintaining a clean and untouched treated area to reduce the risk of infection. It's also best to avoid applying deodorant, perfumes, or moisturisers to the treated area for up to 48 hours. Dr Verma will arrange for a follow-up review to assess the treatment's effectiveness and ensure your satisfaction. Please rest assured that our team is committed to your well-being and providing you with the best care possible.

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Meet Dr. NV

Dr Natasha Verma is an established aesthetic doctor with a specialist interest in skin and hair.

Her interest in Aesthetic Medicine combined with her passion for scientific research, artistry, and lifestyle medicine set the foundations of Skin NV.

While continuing virtual consultations for her clients across the globe, she also has different London clinic locations in Barnes, Sheen and Richmond, for in-clinic consultations and treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions

At what age do I need to start having excessive sweating treatments?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best age to start having excessive sweating treatments will vary depending on the individual's symptoms and the severity of the condition. However, it is generally recommended that people with excessive sweating seek treatment as soon as possible, as the condition can significantly impact their quality of life.

Some may find that over-the-counter treatments, such as antiperspirants or deodorants, effectively control their sweating. However, for others, these treatments may not be enough, and they may need to consider more invasive treatments, such as prescription-based injections.

If you are concerned about excessive sweating, it is important to talk to your doctor. They can help you determine the best treatment course for your individual needs.

Does the treatment hurt?

The prescription-based injections for excessive sweating can be painful, but this is usually temporary. The pain is generally described as a sharp, stinging sensation that lasts for a few seconds. Some people may also experience bruising at the injection site, which is usually temporary.

How long does the excessive sweating treatment last?

The effects of the treatment for excessive sweating typically last for 4 to 12 months. After this time, the treatment results wear off, and you may need to repeat the treatment.

The duration of the treatment can vary depending on several factors, including:

  • The individual's response to the treatment
  • The area of the body being treated
  • The patient's age and overall health

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