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What is Hyperhidrosis?

hyperhidrosisHyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating; a common condition where a person sweats abnormally, even when they are not overly hot, stressed or exercising. 

A certain amount of sweating is normal, but when it is severe sweating and cannot be controlled by simple antiperspirant, then it is termed hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating.

It can be very embarrassing and affect one’s confidence whilst at work and socially. The condition is often made worse once the person starts thinking about the sweating which then creates an anxiety loop which actually then makes the sweating more profuse. Showering regularly does not help and most over the counter remedies whilst ok for some people do not work for the more severe sweating.

Underarm and armpit sweating are annoying for patients who want to wear lighter coloured clothes as the damp patches show up.

Hyperhidrosis can have very significant effects on patients’ lives, causing physical discomfort and social embarrassment and negatively impacting occupational and daily activities. The anxiety, embarrassment and the stress of always hiding your sweat from others can impact nearly all aspects of the sufferer’s life.

Hyperhidrosis Treatment

Until recently the only treatments that were available are driclor which is an aluminium based deodorant that can help in some cases but often causes skin irritation.  Luckily for people there are now BOTOX® injections for sweating that stop underarm wetness for 6-7 months.


Hyperhidrosis FAQ

What our patients say



4 thoughts on “Hyperhidrosis

    1. Hyperhidrosis treatment for both underarms costs £450 and for both hands £500. A consultation with one of our doctors would be the next step if you wish to find out more. Please call 020 7386 0464 to arrange an appointment.

  1. I sweat excessively on my face and underarms but the doctor has given me a type of role on to help my under arms. It dosen’t work on my face and this is the area of great concern for me as its embarrassing. How much to get Botox for my face (Fore head,T zone)? Also if I get this on my face does that mean I will not be able to raise my eyebrows and show certain expressions? Silly question I know but just wanted to know.


    1. Botox injections can be very effective for reducing sweating on the forehead. Our doctors also offer this as an anti-ageing treatment, which means that they have an excellent knowledge of how to achieve good results in this area while still retaining natural movement and avoiding the ‘frozen look’. Our doctor consultations for this treatment are free of charge (provided you have treatment at the same appointment) and would enable you to get a proper assessment, quotation and advice on the best treatment options.

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