Hyperhidrosis is also known as excessive sweating – a disorder that can affect all different age ranges and be a source of great anxiety for many.
It is estimated that 3% of people in the UK suffer from excessive sweating and this can affect an individual’s livelihood and everyday habits. Hyperhidrosis can prevent you from enjoying activities that you might otherwise engage in and feel confident about doing. We understand that this can be a difficult thing for patients to talk about with us, and our team will always be patient and understanding around this sensitive topic.
What are the causes of hyperhidrosis?
Excessive sweating occurs when a person has overactive sweat glands. These glands end up producing too much moisture, drenching the skin and soaking into clothing. If you have overactive sweat glands, personal hygiene is not a factor, though this can cause excessive sweating if you neglect it.
Body Sweat Solutions
Body Sweat Solutions can change your life if you suffer from overactive sweat glands. This procedure is a pain-free procedure that can be performed safely and swiftly by our expert team here at Cliftonville, Northhampton. This is actually performed using Botulinum Toxin A (also used in facial aesthetics treatments and used to treat muscle spasms.) It is administered with tiny needles which are almost painless and prevent your nerves from conveying messages to your active sweat glands, resulting in less sweating!
So my sweat definitely doesn’t go anywhere?!
This is quite a common question: ‘where does my sweat go’? As above, the treatment stops the messages that would otherwise tell your sweat glands to sweat. Many patients worry that there is a backlog of sweat or that the sweat still exists until the treatment wares off – this is not the case!
Ways to keep excessive sweating at bay
- Avoid spicy foods.
- Avoid wearing tight clothing.
- Wear breathable clothing.
People suffering from hyperhidrosis may experience the following:
- Skin problems such as a bacterial infection.
- Self consciousness.
- Socially withdrawn.
- Damp clothing.
- Strong body odour.
If you would like more information about how we can help you with this condition at Cliftonville, please do not hesitate to contact us.