Excessive sweating is also known as hyperhidrosis and is caused
by overproduction of sweat in various parts of the body, most
commonly under the arms, palms of hands and sole of the feet.
Although anyone who suffers from this finds it an embarrassing and
frustrating problem, it can be actively managed with fantastic
results which patients find life changing.
Excessive sweating is caused by an overactive 'sympathetic'
nervous system and causes sweating to occur at inappropriate times
and far more than is required for the body to maintain normal body
temperature. It affects about 1% of the population, both
sexes and all races. The emotional and social impact of
excessive sweating is huge for the person suffering with many
suffering from lonliness, depression and decreased confidence.
Allure Aesthetics offer excessive sweating treatments for
To a large extent, the area affected by excessive sweating will
determine the best course of action and treatment. Some excessive
sweating treatments which do not respond to other treatments may
require surgical intervention. Excessive sweating treatments fall
into three categories;
Topical treatments (antiperspirants) - Aluminium Chloride
Antiperspirants work by decreasing sweat secretion. Aluminium
Chloride Antiperspirants can be bought over the counter in a
chemist or can also be dispensed on prescription. Patients apply
this prior to bed then wash it off in the morning. Some
people do find this irritates the skin after continuous use.
Medication - different medications can be prescribed including
anti-cholinergics, beta blockers, anti-hypertensives or
anxiolytics. Some people have found prescribed medication to
have a beneficial effect on excessive sweating. However these
medications do come with a variety of side effects.
Botox® - the only botulinum toxin A purified protein, licensed
in the UK for treating hyperhidrosis of the armpits (axilla) is a
treatment administered by small injections under the skin. It
works by blocking the nerves that supply the eccrine glands
therefore preventing these glands from producing sweat. Most
patients get relief from the condition for 6 months, some the
results last longer. There is no cure for hyperhidrosis.
Allure Aesthetics offer Botox® (a botulinum toxin A
purified protein and prescription only medicine) as a form of
treatment for excessive sweating. Some excessive sweating treatment
Glasgow customers have sought have been for facial sweating.
Customers who suffer from this find it an embarrassing problem as
it is clearly visible to people. Social situations can be testing
as can business interactions. Sweating signals that the person is
uncomfortable in the situation and does cause other people to judge
If you tried the easy 'solutions' and these have failed or not
given you the desired results you want, then why not explore the
idea of botox® here with us at Allure Aesthetics. Many excessive
sweating treatments Glasgow customers will testify to the quality
of our service; contact us today.