Sweat Reduction Treatments
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.
The affected area can be treated by blocking the nerves that supply the sweat glands, stopping them from producing sweat.
This treatment works well and is safe and effective, with minimal side effects, but top-up treatments are usually required after about 6 or 7 months and it is not easily available on the NHS.
Treatment requires a medical consultation and is performed by our Clinic Director. A topical anaesthetic cream can be applied before treatment to help make the procedure as comfortable as possible.