Excessive Sweating

Sheridan France offers effective treatment excessive underarm sweating from her London clinics.

Excessive sweating (also known as hyperhidrosis) is a common condition where the body produces excessive amounts of perspiration. Affected areas – usually armpits, chest, hands and feet – are left constantly damp. This leads to embarrassment both at work and socially, and normal everyday activities sometimes become difficult to perform.

Botox for Hyperhidrosis

However, there is no need to suffer in silence any longer. From her Harley Street and Belsize Park London clinics, hyperhidrosis specialist Sheridan France offers a simple and quick way to stop excessive underarm sweating which will totally transform your life. Botox® is approved in the UK for the treatment of several medical conditions, including hyperhidrosis.

The use of underarm Botox for hyperhidrosis involves a series of tiny injections into the affected area. These work by blocking the nerves to the sweat glands, thus keeping the skin drier and fresher. Excessive sweating will be stopped for about six months afterthe first treatment, with repeat treatments giving longer-lasting results over time. Normal activities can be resumed the next day.

Sheridan France also offers Botox® injections as an anti-wrinkle treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How common is excessive sweating?
About 0.5% of the population (or 1 in 200 people) have some form of hyperhidrosis.
Does it affect men or women?
Both men and women can suffer from excessive sweating.
What age does it normally start?
Hyperhidrosis usually starts between the early teens and twenties.
Which parts of the body are usually affected?
Sweat glands are found virtually all over the body’s surface but mainly in the armpits, on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet, so these are the body parts most affected.
What triggers excessive sweating?

Hyperhidrosis can be triggered by the same things as normal sweating; it’s just the volume of perspiration that varies. Examples include:

  1. Exercise
  2. Heat
  3. Stress, anxiety or strong emotions
  4. Alcohol, tea or coffee, smoking, hot or spicy food
What can I do about hyperhidrosis?

Simple self-help measures include:

  1. Wear clothing that will keep you cool and keep a change of clothes handy.
  2. Keep your work environment cool and well aired.
  3. Avoid the food and drinks that trigger your excessive sweating
  4. Try to reduce stress, tension and anxiety, and make time to relax.
  5. Maintain high personal hygiene, such as frequent showers.
Are there any treatments available?
The most effective non-surgical treatment for excessive underarm sweating is a twice yearly Botox injection.
How does Botox work?
Botox virtually eliminates the sweating by blocking the nerve endings from sending messages to the sweat glands.
Can I carry on as normal after treatment?
You can return straight back to work but it is advisable to avoid any heavy exercise that day.
When will the effects be noticeable?
The excessive sweating will generally show signs of stopping three to five days after treatment.
How long do the effects last?
The benefits last from 6-9 months, sometimes longer.