Hyperhidrosis / Excessive Sweating
30 minutes I £450
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a common condition affecting 1-2% of the population. There are two types of Hyperhidrosis. Primary Hyperhidrosis typically starts in childhood or early teens and no cause is found for it. Secondary Hyperhidrosis usually begins later in life and is due to an underlying health condition such as diabetes, thyroid disease, menopause, anxiety, gout, rheumatoid arthritis and some medications. Identifying and treating the underlying cause in Secondary Hyperhidrosis often improves the sweating.
Treatments for Hyperhidrosis will depend on whether the sweating is localised to a few areas - such as underarms, face, palms, soles - or whether it is more generalised, affecting most of the body.
Treatments for excessive sweating include:
Anti-cholinergic medications (available as tablets in the UK, and as a skin wipe in the USA)
Iontophoresis (a low intensity electrical current treatment)
Anti-anxiety medications to manage stress that may cause sweating
Botox injections for underarm and face / scalp sweating
Surgery to remove the sweat glands under the arms, or a thoracic sympathectomy (cutting the main nerve to the underarm sweat glands)
There are two options when attending the Clinic. If this is the first time that you have sought help for excess sweating - it is best to arrange a Consultation. A Consultation will help decide if you have Primary or Secondary Hyperhidrosis, and to arrange tests if necessary. It will also give you the opportunity to discuss in more detail the available treatments for Hyperhidrosis, and to decide which is the best option for you. The cost of a Consultation is given in the Price List.
If you have already been given a diagnosis, and have tried the other available treatment options, the second option is to book in only for treatment with Botox Injections. The areas treated at Stafford Skincare - Lichfield include sweating of the underarms, face and scalp.
What to expect - Botox Injections for Hyperhidrosis
how long before the effects are seen
1 - 2 weeks for the full effects to become noticeable
duration of the results
6 - 12 months, depending on the individual
after care advice
Avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol for 3 hours
possible side effects
Small bruises may develop at the site of injections, itching, rarely - compensatory increased sweating of the palms
number of treatments
One treatment, which can be repeated in 6 - 12 months as necessary
Anaesthetic cream is available, but is not usually necessary, as the needles are very fine
Both armpits - £450 / Forehead - £250 / Scalp - £450
Pregnancy and breast feeding, certain diseases of the nerves and muscles and a few drugs. These will all be discussed at the first visit