Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

What is excessive sweating, exactly?

It is perfectly normal to sweat, as your sweat glands will perspire in response to internal and external factors, such as exercising, feelings of nervousness and sickness.

Excessive sweating, also commonly referred to as Hyperhidrosis, is a condition where an individuals may find themselves sweating more than usual. Hyperhidrosis can cause excessive sweating from different areas of the body, which can lead patients to feel self-conscious.

Fortunately Hyperhidrosis is a treatable condition, which we can offer to patients with the use of anti-wrinkle injections. These can be used to safely and effectively reduce excessive sweating for up to a year.

Dispelling the Myths

There are a number of myths and misconceptions about excessive sweating, despite the fact that so many individuals suffer with this skin condition. Here are some of the common misconceptions you may have heard:

Myth 1: Excessive sweating is caused by poor hygiene

Fact: Hyperhidrosis is though to be caused by overactive sweat glands which produce more sweat more often then would be considered normal.

Myth 2: Excessive sweating can’t be treated

Fact: Treatment for excessive sweating can be dependable on the area(s) that are perspiring, the severity of sweating, the type of Hyperhidrosis (primary or secondary), and other factors that may affect you as an individual.

Myth 3: Excessive sweating is a rare condition

Fact: There are in fact over half a million people in the UK alone that are affected by this skin condition, so you are certainly not alone if you have been diagnosed with this Hyperhidrosis.

Myth 4: It’s only your armpits that can be effected

Fact: This skin condition can affect many areas of the body, including the axillae (armpits), the palms of the hands, soles of the feet and the face and scalp. Some individuals may even experience excessive sweating on entire sides of their bodies.

What causes excessive sweating?

Triggers In Environment

These can be internal or external factors which would usually cause sweating, which then trigger the sweat glands to perspire excessively. 

Medical Conditions

Hyperhidrosis could be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as Hyperthyroidism. Make sure to always seek medical advice if you believe your excessive sweating may be a sign of an underlying condition.


Certain medications can cause sweating as one of their side effects.

Overactive Sweat Glands

Hyperhidrosis can be a result of overactive sweat glands, in areas of the body such as the hands, armpits, face and neck.

How to Treat Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Anti-Wrinkle Injections
Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Treatment requires a medical consultation and is performed by one of our highly trained medical staff. A quick test involves painting iodine over the affected area is usually performed to identify the correct area to treat, and a series of small injections using an INVISIBLE NEEDLE ™ are administered.

The results are usually apparent at 2 weeks and treatment is usually repeated on a yearly basis. Usually no anaesthetic is used, but for the palms of the hands anaesthetic may be required.

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