Here at Aesthetic Skin Clinic, we have had decades of experience and have treated people for many reasons, all intending to improve their confidence and well-being. Whilst we specialise in aesthetic treatments, such as dermal fillers and facial skin tightening, it’s important to note that all our procedures are medically-driven, and we have a range of treatments specially designed to improve our patient’s health.

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One of these is our hyperhidrosis treatment, designed for those who suffer from excessive sweating. So today, we’re spotlighting this treatment to educate and assist those with hyperhidrosis. We’re looking into the causes of excessive sweating, so you can be aware of what to look out for, as well as the treatments available at our skin clinics across Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.

What Is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a common condition in which the sweat glands overproduce a surplus amount of sweat. Of course, it is perfectly normal to sweat, especially when partaking in exercise, when you’re nervous or excited, or when you’re hot. However, you may have hyperhidrosis if you believe you sweat much more than the average person or if sweating interferes with your day-to-day life.

Certain areas are usually more affected than others, for example:

  • Armpits
  • Face
  • Feet
  • Palms
  • Crotch

Any part of your body can be affected by hyperhidrosis, and it can target one area or your entire body. Each case is different, so it’s important not to disregard your symptoms just because they don’t align with what others have suffered from. The best thing to do is consult your GP for a diagnosis or get in touch with us for a treatment specifically designed for your needs.

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What Causes Hyperhidrosis?

In many cases we have seen, hyperhidrosis doesn’t have a direct cause. However, certain factors can lead to excessive sweating, such as:

  • Mental health issues, such as anxiety
  • Pregnancy
  • Side effects from a particular medication
  • Infections
  • The menopause
  • Low blood sugar

It’s essential that before you seek treatment, you try and find the cause of your excessive sweating. If you can link a reason to your hyperhidrosis, it will be much easier for you to deal with, but if you can’t find a root cause, we are still more than happy to treat you.

What Steps Should I Take If I Have Hyperhidrosis?

If you think you have hyperhidrosis or you have had an official diagnosis, you may be wondering where to go next. Understandably, whether you have a diagnosis of hyperhidrosis or not, sweating issues can cause many to feel an array of negative emotions. It’s important to note that these feelings are normal.

We would initially recommend finding a cause as this will help you get the most suitable help for you. After this, we are here for you. We have exceptional medically-formulated and results-driven hyperhidrosis treatment available at our skin clinics, which we delve into in more detail further down.

Once you have begun your journey, it’s important to note that there is no quick fix to the mental effects the condition has had over time. You may still feel embarrassed or self-conscious about your hyperhidrosis. These feelings can affect your daily life to the point where you’re not partaking in your usual activities, avoiding work or seeing friends and family due to over-showering to try and tackle the problem, or having overwhelming thoughts about odour and visible sweat patches.

If this is the case, you must seek additional help. Your GP can point you toward therapy or other treatments to help you through the anxiety that excessive sweating has caused you.

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Hyperhidrosis Treatments at Aesthetic Skin Clinic

Those with hyperhidrosis often deal with significant embarrassment due to noticeable sweat patches on affected areas, stress about odour, or having to excessively shower, use antiperspirants, or change clothes throughout the day. Luckily for the people affected, there is a treatment that has been proven successful time and time again. Our hyperhidrosis treatment is one of our non-surgical treatments available here at ASC and could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

It works by limiting the sweat secreted in the chosen areas through botulinum toxin injections which block the nerves leading to the sweat glands. During your appointment, your clinician will talk you through the process and ensure you understand potential side effects and what to do regarding aftercare at home.

Then, they will apply an anaesthetic cream to the area before waiting 30 minutes and then injecting the entire area to ensure it is completely covered. After your appointment, you may be a little red and feel sore and bruised, but this is normal. We advise you to rest and avoid strenuous exercise and heat for up to 48 hours after treatment.

Most patients will need ongoing treatments, as results tend to last between five and seven months, so you must continue to book your appointments to avoid getting back to square one.

So, if you’re looking for:

Aesthetic Skin Clinic is the place to visit. Our professional, medically-trained team of doctors and nurses will guide you through the entire process, from your discreet consultation all the way through to aftercare. Your health and well-being are our number one priority.

If you have hyperhidrosis and want to do something about it, contact our team today and get started on your recovery.