Excessive Sweating Or Hyperhydrosis

This treatment is for someone who sweats – profusely- in the underarm area and who will usually be changing their top several times or more per day. Results for hyperhydrosis are consistently excellent. People are delighted to be able to buy coloured clothes again and, better still, be able to wear them!

We use the same medicine as in wrinkle injections. Treatment takes approximately 30 minutes, involves ten to twenty tiny injections into each underarm and lasts approximately 7-11 months. The treatment benefits begin to be experienced at about three days.

Practical tip: We use a skin marker in your underarm area during the treatment so please wear an ‘older’ blouse / shirt / tee-shirt / bra in case it stains a little. The marks fade in a few days. People usually return to work after the treatment. There is no down-time afterwards.


About Excessive Sweating

A small portion of the population are troubled by excessive underarm sweating which usually results in extreme staining of clothes which, frequently, necessitates changing clothes very frequently sometimes up to 9 or 10 times per day which can be very distressing for the sufferer and which can severely affect colour choice of close e.g. often individuals feel obliged to only wear very dark coloured clothes, usually black.

The same medicine which is used to treat wrinkles (botulinum which is marketed under several tradenames) can actually switch off underarm sweating for 7 to 12 months. Treatment takes about 45 minutes.

In my experience 80 to 90% of patients obtain benefit lasting from 7 to 12 months. Frequently the treatment is given in spring or early summer and the patient will usually get the whole of the summer and the warmer part of the autumn out of the treatment. Sometimes they not need to come back until the following spring. It takes about 5 to 14 days for the treatment to become fully effective.

The patient needs to shave his or her underarm area and then a liquid and powder is applied to the area which will show up the areas of excessive sweating

Multiple tiny injections are inserted just beneath the skin, approximately 20 per side.

Wear an old T-shirt when you come for treatment and preferably avoid washing the area for at least 6 to 8 hours afterwards.

Whilst this is the most effective treatment for underarm sweating currently available and much safer and more patient friendly than the surgical options available.

A Guide To Your Visit

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Prior to the first consultation you will fill out an e-mail with details of your health background to facilitate our assessment of your medical problems.

At the first consultation, we will arrange relevant medical investigations, including blood tests, hormone investigations, adrenal stress tests etc.

Sometimes, as a ‘kick-start’ to your system, intravenous vitamin and mineral infusions may be suggested as an initial booster.

The second consultation takes place when all the test results are available.

Your Functional Medicine treatment plan blends standard medical treatment with nutritional/ biochemically-based therapy. The aim is to work in harmony with your body’s innate healing capabilities rather than suppressing them.

The third consultation typically takes place about 6 to 8 weeks after the second.

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