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What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is simple oversweating in various parts of the body. Sweating is necessary to control body temperature during times of exercise and in warm/hot surroundings, and is a normal response to a rise in temperature or anxiety. Sweating is regulated by the sympathetic nervous system. In about 1% of the population, this system is revved-up and works at a very high level, causing sweating to occur at inappropriate times, far in excess of the amount necessary to maintain normal body temperature. It can occur in many different areas of the body, and the condition is known as Hyperhidrosis, which means ‘excessive sweating’. It affects both sexes equally, and all races.

  • Where can excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) treatment be used and what are the benefits?

    Hemel Cosmetic Clinic offers treatment for oversweating for:

    Armpits

    Excessive sweating from the armpits is not just irritating, it can have a major effect on people’s lives. Sufferers are constantly aware of trying to hide embarrassing wetness or sweat stains on clothes, and this can interfere with work or social activities.

    Hands

    Excessive sweating of the hands, otherwise known as Palmar Hyperhidrosis, is the most common place to suffer from excessive sweating. It can be a distressing problem, as having constantly wet hands makes it hard to write on paper, hold pens, or use tools or keyboards. Having to shake someone’s hand is embarrassing.

    Feet

    Hyperhidrosis of the feet, otherwise known as plantar hyperhidrosis is a common problem, and many people have sweaty feet. Plantar hyperhidrosis is often associated with an unpleasant odour, maceration of the toes and mycotic infections.

    Benefits include:

    • Elimination of excessive sweating can last on average 9 months.
    • No more social or occupational embarrassment.
    • Decrease in laundry bill.

    The treatment is not a cure for oversweating ¡V it only provides temporary relief. It may need to be repeated every three to six months in the hands and feet and on average every 9 months for armpits, for maximum effect.

  • What is the cost of oversweating treatment?

    Both armpits £400
    Both hands £400
    Both feet £400
  • How does oversweating treatment work?

    Botox is a preparation of protein which, when small doses are injected into the skin, blocks the nerves that supply the eccrine glands; this prevents the glands from producing sweat.

  • Am I suitable for oversweating treatment?

    During your free initial consultation, your medical cosmetic practitioner will assess your suitability for this treatment.

  • Who will perform the oversweating treatment?

    The treatment will be carried out by Kevin Loughlin D.C., BSc (Hons), BSc (Chiro), RGN, a Medically Certified Cosmetic Practitioner. He has over 22 years experience working in both the NHS and Private Practice.

    Kevin has the relevant training and experience required to ensure that you receive the very best of care and attention. As well as administering treatments, he is also highly qualified to advise on what is the most appropriate treatment plan for each of his patients.

    We offer free, no obligation consultations. This is an opportunity for us to learn more about what you want to achieve and for you to ask any questions you may have. As well as talking you through your treatment options, we will give you more information on the treatment process and what you can expect as a patient of the Hemel Cosmetic Clinic.

  • How long does oversweating treatment take?

    Treatment time may last from 30-60 minutes.

  • What is the down time after oversweating treatment?

    You can return to non strenusous normal activitites immediately. It can take up to a week for the Botox to start working properly so it is important not to expect a miraculous disappearance right away. Your physician may ask you to avoid massaging the area or putting pressure on the injection site for a few days, and to avoid strenuous activity. The site may be a little painful and small bruises can form, but these symptoms go away within a day or two.

    Some patients experience muscle weakness when they have had botox, but this does wear off eventually. Some patients have experienced an increase in sweating in another part of the body.
    The Botox treatment can often cause flu-like symptoms, tiredness and blurred vision, possibly arm and neck ache for those who have injections in their armpits. These are all temporary symptoms and should disappear in a few days, and not everyone experiences them. There are no severely uncomfortable sensations or effects which should affect your daily life and there are rarely any complications

  • Does oversweating treatment hurt?

    Mild discomfort may be felt, especially in the hands and feet. A local anaesthetic cream may be applied to these areas for comfort.

  • Is the treatment safe and are there any side effects with oversweating treatment?

    Before the procedure, you will have a full initial consultation with a medical cosmetic practitioner who will evaluate your suitability for oversweating treatment.

    Possible side effects include:

    • The site may be a little painful and small bruises can form, but these symptoms go away within a day or two.
    • Some patients experience muscle weakness when they have had the treatment injections, but this does wear off eventually.
    • Some patients have experienced an increase in sweating in another part of the body.
    • The injection treatment can sometimes cause flu-like symptoms, tiredness and blurred vision, possibly arm and neck ache for those who have injections in their armpits. These are all temporary symptoms and should disappear in a few days, and not everyone experiences them. There are no severely uncomfortable sensations or effects which should affect your daily life and there are rarely any complications.

What to do next?

We offer free, no obligation consultations. This is an opportunity for us to learn more about what you want to achieve and for you to ask any questions you may have. As well as talking you through your treatment options, we will give you more information on the treatment process and what you can expect as a patient of the Hemel Cosmetic Clinic.

For a free consultation call 01442 248 885 info@hemelcosmetic.com