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Treatment for Excessive Sweating | Hyperhidrosis

Treatment for Excessive Sweating | Hyperhidrosis Essentials

Area Treated: Excessive sweating in the underarm is most common but we can treat other areas including hands, feet, nose, neck, & hairline
Assessment: Our doctor will examine your area of concern and may perform a test to create a sweat profile of the area
Treatment: A series of anti-wrinkle injections into the skin where problematic sweating is diagnosed
Time taken: Assessment up to 20 mins, Treatment 20-25 mins
Comfort: People rarely report this treatment as uncomfortable. Topical anaesthetic and ice-packs are used where required
Results Seen: Noticeable within 2-3 days, full onset and full strength sweat reduction at 2-4 weeks
How long will it last?: Anywhere from 5-9 months is typical. This is patient dependent.
Cost: Under arm is €700 for first time patients and €550 for repeat patients.Prices for other areas (hands, feet, nose, neck, hairline) available on request.
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What is hyperhidrosis?

Excessive sweating is a real concern for patients who suffer from it, particularly under the arms and around the head. It comes with a host of social and lifestyle problems.

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating.

Can we treat excessive sweating with anti-wrinkle injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections are a highly effective excessive sweating treatment.

Hyperhidrosis is caused by over activity of the sweat glands in the area. The very same product used in anti-wrinkle procedures is highly effective at stopping this over activity. It stops sweating in the treated area temporarily (months).


How does the condition affect sufferers?

There are social stigmas and inconveniences attached to excessive sweating.

  • self-consciousness and anxiety
  • unsightly patches and stained clothes –> dry cleaning bills
  • avoidance of social situations
  • fear of shaking hands
  • body odour and smelly feet
  • warts
  • bacterial infections
  • difficulty using a keyboard or smart phone

These are all repercussions of this surprisingly common condition which affects both sexes.

How common is excessive sweating?

It is far more common than people recognise. Depending on sources, it is estimated that about 3-5% of the general population would be diagnosed as suffering from hyperhidrosis were they to visit a doctor – that’s about 1 in 20 people.

What does hyperhidrosis treatment involve?

Depending on the severity of the sweating, we might perform an iodine starch test around the affected area. This is a simple stain test which tells the doctors exactly where your greatest sweat points are.

Following this, the doctor will clean the area and mark out injection points that identify where your sweat glands are most active. A series of shallow injections with small doses of anti wrinkle product will be placed into the skin around the area of excessive sweating. This is where the sweat glands are and because the injections are so shallow, discomfort is minimal. People rarely describe the treatment as painful.



NOTE – While this treatment will prevent sweating in the treated area, it will not affect sweating elsewhere.

How long will it last?

Results are highly patient dependent but last from 5-9 months in most cases.

This means no more embarrassing social moments, unsightly wet patches, stained clothing or the need to feel self-conscious.

Patient satisfaction

This treatment consistently ranks at the top of our patient satisfaction surveys. Once sufferers have the treatment once, they never look back.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterized by excessive sweating beyond what is necessary for normal body temperature regulation. It can affect various parts of the body, including the palms, soles of the feet, underarms, and face. This condition can significantly impact a person’s daily life, causing discomfort, embarrassment, and interference with social and professional activities.

The exact cause of hyperhidrosis is not fully understood, but it is believed to involve overactive sweat glands and an overstimulation of the nervous system. Hyperhidrosis can be attributed to underlying medical conditions, such as hormonal imbalances, certain medications, infections, or other underlying health issues. It could also be hereditary.

There are several treatment options available for hyperhidrosis, ranging from conservative measures to medical interventions. These include:

  • Antiperspirants: Strong antiperspirants containing aluminum chloride can be applied to the affected areas to reduce sweating.
  • Medications: Certain oral medications, such as anticholinergics, can help reduce sweating. However, they may have side effects and are usually reserved for more severe cases.
  • Injections: Botulinum toxin injections can be administered in the affected areas to block the nerve signals that trigger sweating. This treatment can provide relief for several months.
  • Iontophoresis: This procedure involves immersing the affected areas in water while a low electrical current is passed through them. It is commonly used for excessive sweating in the hands and feet.
  • Surgery: In severe cases, surgical options like sweat gland removal, sympathectomy (nerve interruption), or laser therapy may be considered.

Hyperhidrosis is not typically classified as a disability in a legal sense. However, it can significantly impact a person’s quality of life and ability to perform certain activities. If hyperhidrosis causes significant functional impairment or limits your ability to work, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or legal expert to understand your rights and explore possible accommodations or support.

There is evidence suggesting that primary hyperhidrosis, which often starts in adolescence, may have a genetic component. It tends to run in families, indicating a potential genetic predisposition. However, more research is needed to fully understand the genetic factors involved in hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis can occur suddenly in some cases, especially in secondary hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis may be triggered by underlying medical conditions, medications, hormonal changes, or infections.

Acupuncture is an ancient practice rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, where thin needles are gently inserted into precise points on the body. While acupuncture is often used for various conditions, including symptom management, there is limited scientific evidence to support its effectiveness in treating hyperhidrosis. More research is needed to determine the potential benefits and efficacy of acupuncture specifically for hyperhidrosis.

Anxiety and emotional stress can contribute to episodes of excessive sweating, including hyperhidrosis. The connection between anxiety and sweating is often related to the activation of the sympathetic nervous system, which controls the body’s stress response. This activation can lead to increased sweat production. However, it is important to note that anxiety-induced sweating is typically a temporary response and not considered true hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis is primarily a physiological condition related to overactive sweat glands and the nervous system. However, some individuals may experience triggers for excessive sweating, including certain foods or drinks. It is important to note that these triggers can vary from person to person, and not everyone with hyperhidrosis will have specific dietary triggers.

Lifestyle modifications can play a supportive role in managing hyperhidrosis, especially in mild cases. However, for individuals with more severe or persistent symptoms, lifestyle changes alone may not be sufficient to effectively manage the condition. While measures like wearing breathable clothing, avoiding triggers, practicing stress-reduction techniques, and maintaining good hygiene can help reduce sweating to some extent, medical interventions such as medications, injections, or surgical options may be necessary for more significant relief.

At Amara we only use the highest quality products which is why we use Allergan's anti-wrinkle product and not a cheaper biosimilar (generic) product. It is FDA approved and the most studied of its kind which means we can stand by its clinical profile.

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