While hyperhidrosis is often genetic, it can also be a symptom of other medical conditions. This is why we always advise seeking the opinion from a GP in the first instance, as there may be an underlying cause that can be treated in an alternative way.

How do we treat hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is challenging to treat and requires the skill of an experienced practitioner. Once a patient has spoken to their GP to rule out any other underlying causes, we will discuss the treatment to ensure it suits each individual’s needs and expectations.

It is important to understand that treatment is not permanent, and the symptoms will gradually return.

Patients will require two appointments; the first will be an initial consultation to carry out an examination, take a full medical history, and assess current health. We will also discuss the patient’s own concerns and explain the treatment options available. If all is well and the patient and practitioner are happy to proceed, we will complete the treatment at a second appointment.

We will first apply a topical anaesthetic cream to numb the area. Once this has taken effect, we will fully cleanse the treatment area before administering a series of botulinum toxin injections. The toxin will block the chemical that stimulates the sweat glands and will prevent sweating in the treated area.

While the area may feel a little sore, patients can immediately resume their regular activities.

Everyone is unique, the information on this page is a guide, results and reactions may vary.