Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Hyperhidrosis is the name given to excessive and uncontrollable sweating. Primary hyperhidrosis appears to be due to overactivity of the hypothalamic thermoregulatory centre in the brain, and is transmitted via the sympathetic nervous system to the eccrine sweat gland.
Hyperhidrosis can be localised or generalised.
- Localised hyperhidrosis affects armpits, palms, soles, face or other sites.
- Generalised hyperhidrosis affects most or all of the body.
At loveSkin we are able to help you reduce excessive sweating of palms and under arms (axilla).
Finding the best treatment
Your aesthetic nurse Isabel Lavers has many years of experience in dermatology and will be able to help you find the most appropriate treatment.
Following a detailed consultation a treatment plan is produced. This may consist of recommended anti- medication your GP can prescribe or you can obtain from your chemist or via a private prescription from your clinic (Isabel is an independent nurse prescriber). In addition to topical treatments Botulinum toxin injections have been found to be effective in treating the areas where excessive sweating occurs. Botulinum toxin injections are approved for hyperhidrosis affecting the armpits and generally reduce or stop sweating for three to six months.