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Hyperhidrosis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Excessive sweating, medically known as hyperhidrosis, can be a challenging condition that affects various parts of the body, including the hands, feet, underarms, and face. If you’ve been searching for solutions to manage this often uncomfortable and embarrassing issue, you’re not alone. 

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Understanding Hyperhidrosis

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is characterised by excessive sweating beyond what is necessary to regulate body temperature. This condition can significantly impact daily life and self-esteem, leading many to seek effective treatments. Hyperhidrosis can be localised (focal hyperhidrosis) or affect the entire body (generalised hyperhidrosis). Common areas affected include:

  • Hands (Palmar Hyperhidrosis)
  • Feet (Plantar Hyperhidrosis)
  • Underarms (Axillary Hyperhidrosis)
  • Face (Facial Hyperhidrosis)

Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis manifests in various ways, often interfering with routine activities and social interactions. Recognising the symptoms can help in seeking timely and appropriate treatment. Symptoms of hyperhidrosis can vary in severity and may include:

  • Visible sweating that drenches clothing or drips from hands
  • Skin infections or irritation due to constant moisture
  • Social anxiety or embarrassment
  • Difficulty gripping objects
  • Interference with daily activities
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Causes of Hyperhidrosis

Understanding the root causes of hyperhidrosis is crucial for effective management. While the exact cause isn’t always clear, it can be categorised into two types:

  1. Primary Hyperhidrosis: This is the most common form, typically starting in childhood or adolescence. It is not caused by another medical condition and is believed to have a genetic component.
  2. Secondary Hyperhidrosis: This type is usually caused by an underlying medical condition or a side effect of certain medications. Conditions that can lead to secondary hyperhidrosis include diabetes, thyroid issues, and infections.

Effective Treatments for Hyperhidrosis

Living with hyperhidrosis can be frustrating, but several treatments can help manage the symptoms. Each treatment option varies in effectiveness, duration, and suitability for different individuals. At Vie Aesthetics, we offer safe and effective solutions tailored to your needs.

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Topical Treatments

For many, topical treatments are the first line of defense against excessive sweating. Over-the-counter antiperspirants containing aluminum chloride can be effective for mild cases of hyperhidrosis. Prescription-strength antiperspirants are also available for more severe cases.

Oral Medications

Oral medications can provide relief when topical treatments are not sufficient. Certain medications, such as anticholinergics, can reduce sweating. However, these are typically prescribed when other treatments have not been effective.

Iontophoresis

Iontophoresis is a non-invasive treatment option for those with hyperhidrosis in the hands and feet. This treatment involves using a device that passes a mild electrical current through water and into the skin’s surface, effectively reducing sweating in the hands and feet.

Injectable Treatments

Injectable treatments offer a reliable and long-lasting solution for hyperhidrosis. At Vie Aesthetics, we specialise in injectable treatments for hyperhidrosis. ‘Tox’ injections, for instance, are a highly effective option for controlling excessive sweating. The treatment works by blocking the nerves that trigger sweat glands, providing relief for several months.

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Why Choose Vie Aesthetics for Your Hyperhidrosis Treatment?

Choosing the right clinic for your hyperhidrosis treatment is essential for achieving the best results. At Vie Aesthetics, we pride ourselves on offering world-class service and clinical excellence. Here’s why you should consider us for your hyperhidrosis treatment:

  • CQC Registered: We are approved and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), ensuring the highest safety standards.
  • Doctor-Led Clinics: Our treatments are performed by experienced, high-calibre medical practitioners, led by our medical director, Dr. Ioannis Liakas.
  • Comprehensive Consultations: We provide thorough consultations, free reviews, and ongoing expert advice to ensure you receive the best care.
  • Holistic Approach: We offer personalised treatment plans that combine clinical safety with luxury and style, making your journey of transformation and personal growth comfortable and effective.
  • Innovative Treatments: We bring the latest advancements in aesthetic medicine to the UK, ensuring our clients have access to the best possible treatments.
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Hyperhidrosis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
Hyperhidrosis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
Hyperhidrosis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
Hyperhidrosis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
Hyperhidrosis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
Hyperhidrosis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
Hyperhidrosis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
Hyperhidrosis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
Hyperhidrosis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
Hyperhidrosis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
Hyperhidrosis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
Hyperhidrosis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
Hyperhidrosis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
Hyperhidrosis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
Hyperhidrosis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
Hyperhidrosis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
Hyperhidrosis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
Hyperhidrosis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments