This summer has been warmer than we can remember and many Brits have got more than a little sweaty trying to handle the daily commute, work and chores in temperatures that have reached 30°C.
However, for sufferers of hyperhidrosis, the cooler autumn weather has not brought the relief from embarrassing sweating.
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that affects many adults in the UK. Otherwise known as ‘excessive sweating’, it relates to above average sweat levels and causes a series of practical and social problems. Practically, dealing with the visible sweat patches means replacing clothes more often and investing in a never-ending variety of antiperspirants to try to control the problem. However, socially the sufferer can feel intense embarrassment at work, college or among friends who seem able to handle daily sweating with a quick spray that lasts all day. Some begin to isolate themselves from activities and even feel depressed.
A number of options are available that can help.
GPs can check for any underlying causes of the problem and may prescribe strong roll on products, although these can lead to skin irritation so severe that many users discontinue use. Surgery used to be an option in extreme cases, but is out of favour as it has a number of risks and the problem can migrate elsewhere.
The best solution nowadays is generally agreed to be botox injections in the underarm area.
In the USA, this treatment has FDA approval for treating hyperhidrosis as it has been shown to be effective and safe.
The doctor carefully examines the sweating area and marks up a plan for injections, before carefully administering tiny amounts of botox all over the underarm area.
In the same way as botox relaxes facial muscles, it also works to block the signals in the armpits that trigger sweating.
Patients notice their underarms are dry very soon after treatment and results last for months, during which time their confidence increases while they are free to wear whatever they want without fear of noticeable sweat patches.
Sweating Treatment Northampton
Dr John Tanqueray at Mulberry House Clinic in Hardingstone is a highly experience GP who also has his own well-established skin clinic.
Mulberry House offer sweat reduction injections for the underarms with excellent success rates.
A consultation is free of charge. This will include a full understanding of the condition and the practical problems the patient is experiencing. As a GP, Dr Tanqueray will also explore any potential underlying conditions.
If appropriate, injections can be carried out at the clinic and should give several months relief.
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre was established in 2003 and offers a range of non-surgical cosmetic and anti-ageing treatments; carried out personally by Dr John Tanqueray, who is also involved in training other medical professionals in the use of popular cosmetic injections such as botulinum toxin and facial fillers.
For further information or to arrange a confidential consultation, please complete our contact form, call 01604 702630 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.