Treatments for excessive sweating

Improving hyperhidrosis

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

About

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

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    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).
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    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.
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    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.

Paying for medical treatment

You don’t need health insurance to have fast access to our top consultants, extensive range of treatments, diagnostic tests and surgical procedures at our world-class facilities.

Our consultants

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Our locations

From complex vascular surgery to tests and diagnostic procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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Our team can help with any enquiries or you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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020 7079 4344
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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