We may suggest that some patients use home treatment to save time and cost but this should only be after specialist advice.
Sweating excessively, often due to a medical condition called hyperhidrosis, is a common and unwelcome problem. A condition which can affect many aspects of life and one deserving professional treatment.
Surgical procedures do exist but may be best viewed as a last resort. Specialist dermatology clinics can offer you valuable, non invasive alternatives.
They may bring a solution, although hyperhidrosis can also be a lifetime condition. The right intervention will still reduce symptoms and often see the issue kept at bay with periodic treatment.
As in the video, top up treatment at home can be an answer, after medical assessment and initial care. This will not however suit everyone, your condition is unique to you. Please don’t just buy a machine which may not work for you.
Hyperhidrosis can be due to genetic factors, or a number of medical conditions. From issues with your nervous system, blood cells, thyroid gland, or bone marrow, to onset of the menopause, or lifestyle choices.
We ensure you see a consultant dermatologist before treatment. The need is in a sense cosmetic but an accurate medical diagnosis is vital for you and helps establish the best treatment path.
Your consultant could review lifestyle changes. They will discuss how you feel about the issue, steps you have tried to date, your personal wishes for treatment and outcome.
Hyperhidrosis Treatment In London
There will be cases where treating an underlying cause helps, some may be suitable for anticholinergic or antimuscarinic medication, although these can bring side effects.
The majority of people visting our London clinics for hyperhidrosis treatment respond best to dedicated medication, localised botox injections, or iontophoresis treatment.
Botox is injected into the skin of the affected areas, such as your armpits. Small doses block the nerves supplying the eccrine glands and prevent them from producing sweat. An effective treatment, often ideal for smaller areas.
Iontophoresis is commonly used for excessive sweating on the hands, or feet but can be successful in other areas. A small electrical current is passed through your skin, whilst this is immersed in water, to introduce ionic compounds into the body.
If you are pregnant, have a cardiac pacemaker, or metal implants, iontophoresis is unadvisable, although entirely safe for most people. Also an efficient approach for periodic treatment.
Our staff at either London cosmetic dermatology clinic work with you, to find the best solution. Stopping excessive sweating can be life changing, please get in touch if we can help, or arrange a personal consultation.