Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. Everybody sweats as a normal part of regulating core body temperature. However, some people sweat excessively. This can be uncomfortable, damaging to clothing and can be embarrassing if visible patches appear on the clothes. Hyperhidrosis is most commonly associated with the armpit (axilla) but can also affect the palms of hands and face.

Using micro-injections, Dr. Joanna can reduce sweating significantly. So whether it’s for day-to-day life, or in preparation for a particularly important or stressful occasion, hyperhidrosis is one less thing for you to worry about thanks to this simple treatment.

There is no risk to your body and your temperature regulation if your excessive sweating is tackled, as it does not completely prevent sweating, merely curtails it.

Treat your hyperhidrosis at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic. Book a consultation with Dr Joanna Christou by giving us a call onĀ 0330 057 3542.

Summary of treatment

Procedure length: 45 minutes

Full recovery: 24 hours

Risks: Discomfort, redness, bruising,

Anaesthetic: Topical cream applied

Duration of results: 6 months

Product: Botox, Azzalure, Bocouture


What does hyperhidrosis treatment involve?

This is a safe and widely used treatment. Botox injected into the armpits prevents the sweat glands from producing sweat. It takes effect within a few days and lasts for 6 months.


You will not be able to have Botox if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

After care

You should avoid alcohol, exercise, sunbeds, and saunas for 24 hours after treatment.

Does it hurt?

There is some mild discomfort associated with the injections but most people are surprised at how little discomfort they experience.