Sweating is normal and necessary to control body temperature during exercise and in warmer surroundings. Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating affects about 1% or 2% of the population. It can occur in many different areas of the body, and it affects both sexes equally, and all races. Hyperhidrosis is not a temporary condition and it can severely impact the daily life of people who suffer from it. Excessive sweating can also cause irritating or painful skin conditions.
How can Hyperhidrosis Be Treated?
Prescription only medicines can be used to treatment the areas of concern.It is licensed in the UK for treating localised hyperhidrosis of the armpits (axillae), this will usually stop underarm/ armpit sweating for 5-8 months. After this time the treatment can be repeated.
The Treatment – Hyperhidrosis
All treatments are carried out at the clinic by a qualified medical practitioner who will have a consultation with you before the treatment. This helps to determine where sweating occurs at its worst and to ensure that you have no health problems.