Hyperhidrosis

Treatment of excess sweating, or hyperhidrosis, in Leicester and Coventry by a specialist.

Who can benefit from treatment of hyperhidrosis?

Some people find that they experience excess sweating, or hyperhidrosis, in certain areas of their body. Where this occurs and is a problem, it is often the underarm areas that are affected; axillary hyperhidrosis. Other affected areas include the palms of the hand and the soles of the feet.

In axillary hyperhidrosis the effect is magnified in warm weather or when exercising. The extent of sweating can cause soaking and staining of clothes in the armpit areas. This may be uncomfortable or embarrassing and can affect the choice of clothing

How can treatment of hyperhidrosis help?

A range of treatments is available and includes strong anti-perspirants, botulinum toxin injections, operations to remove sweat glands and keyhole surgery in the chest to remove nerves that can affect sweating. The following information relates to the use of botulinum toxin injections, commonly known as Botox or Dysport, in reducing axillary hyperhidrosis

Botulinum toxin injections to the underarm area can block the nerves supplying the sweat glands. If the normal nerve impulses are blocked then the sweat glands stop working and you remain dry in the injected areas. The effect typically lasts for six months

What are the treatment arrangements

As botulinum toxin is a prescription only medicine you need a consultation with a doctor to assess whether this is an appropriate treatment. This treatment should only be performed by a doctor or by a nurse acting under supervision. You have the reassurance that your treatment is being carried out by a consultant surgeon, who uses botulinum toxin for a range of treatments, in an approved private hospital

Treatment is carried out as an outpatient and you are able to resume your normal activities immediately.

The treatment can take up to two weeks to have the full effect

What are the benefits of treatment of hyperhidrosis?

Botulinum toxin injections to the armpits can result in little or no sweating in these areas, typically for six months. Being dry under the arms can provide confidence in social situations and may allow a free choice of clothes whilst the treatment is working.

 

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