Treatments for Excessive Sweating
Excessive or heavy sweating is referred to as Hyperhidrosis and for those that suffer with this it can have a big impact on their lives causing embarrassment, frustration and stress.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a common condition in which a person sweats excessively. The sweating may affect the whole of your body, or it may only affect certain areas including armpits and hands
What solutions are available?
Advise from the NHS includes wearing loose-fitting clothes to minimise the signs of sweating or to avoid certain materials or tight clothes. Other solutions also include stronger antiperspirants, soap substitutes and powders. However, for those that suffer with Hyperhidrosis, some of the solutions are not practical and result in wanting a longer term or permanent solution.
Here at The Grove Skin & Laser Clinic in Swansea we offer 2 non-surgical Hyperhidrosis solutions for those wishing to address excessive underarm sweating:
- Botox injections
Both of these treatments are recommended on the Hyperhidrosis UK website as a solution to excessive sweating.
Which treatment should I choose for excessive sweating?
Deciding on which treatment will be a personal preference. Those that require a more permanent solution will opt for the miraDry as in the long term, this treatment is more cost effective and has the additional benefit of eliminating odour and underarm hair too.
Botulinum Toxin A (aka BOTOX) is typically known for treating wrinkles, however, Botox is also FDA approved for treating excessive underarm sweating. The treatment works by preventing the release of a chemical that signals the sweat glands to activate. This solution is temporary and can last for up to 6 months.
miraDry is a non-surgical treatment that permanently reduces sweat, odour and underarm hair in just one hour. This treatment is also FDA-cleared and safe. miraDry uses thermal energy to create heat to eliminate sweat, odour and hair glands.
Book a consultation
A consultation is required prior to any treatment where we can discuss the procedures and help you gain a better understanding of which treatment will be most suitable for you. If you would like to book a consultation, please either call us on 01792 202022 during opening hours, or complete the consultation request form below
*Monthly payment plans are available to help spread the cost of these life changing treatments via Pretty Face Finance.