Treatments for excessive sweating

IMPROVING HYPERHIDROSIS


A range of surgical and non-surgical treatments to help reduce the amount you sweat

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What is hyperhidrosis?

Whilst excessive sweating isn't usually a sign of anything serious, it can have a negative impact on your life.

We offer a range of surgical and non-surgical treatments that can help reduce the amount you sweat and improve your quality of life.

Need to know

Your consultant may suggest having muscle relaxant injections to block the sweat glands in the affected area.

Another non-surgical procedure called iontophoresis involves putting your hands and feet in a bowl of water whilst a weak electrical current is passed through your body.

You can also have nerve tissue removed as part of a procedure called VATS (video-assisted thorascopic sympathectomy).

Other surgical procedures involve having your sweat glands removed by scraping them away (retrodermal curretage) or by using lasers (ultrasound liposuction curettage and laser sweat ablation).
Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will explain these to you and answer any questions you might have. ​If you're having general anaesthetic, your consultant will tell you how long you should avoid eating and drinking beforehand.
Your consultant will speak to you about aftercare and pain relief - if you need any. They'll also let you know when you can get back to your usual routine. You won't be able to drive home so please arrange for someone to pick you up.
Hospital stay and procedure

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Paying for medical treatment

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Treatments for excessive sweating Consultants

Mr Mohamed Abdelhamid

Mr Mohamed Abdelhamid

General Surgery

Mr Pranav Somaiya

Mr Pranav Somaiya

Vascular Surgery

Mr Simon Withey

Mr Simon Withey

Plastic Surgery

Miss Nung Rudarakanchana

Miss Nung Rudarakanchana

Vascular Surgery

Our Treatments for excessive sweating locations

The Harley Street Clinic

The Harley Street Clinic

35 Weymouth Street W1G 8BJ London
The Shard Outpatients

The Shard Outpatients

The Shard, 32 St Thomas Street SE1 9BS London
London Bridge Hospital

London Bridge Hospital

27 Tooley Street SE1 2PR London

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