Excessive Sweating (hyperhidrosis)

Excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis) is a very common problem which can cause embarrassment at work and in your social life as well as ruining your clothes! It is a real problem because it can't be controlled by ordinary deodorants and doesn't just happen in hot temperatures.

People can be affected at different times:

  • With emotions, anxiety and stress
  • after alcohol, coffee, tea, hot or spicy food
  • you may be very unfortunate and be affected all the time

If your quality of life is affected we can definitely help.

Areas we can treat

At Belle Vue we treat:

  • Underarms
  • Hands
  • Feet
  • Hairline
  • Chest

Some people like to start with a mild topical anaesthetic cream before we give tiny pin-prick injections of Botox to stop the sweat glands working in the troublesome areas like the palms, hair-line and underarms. The entire treatment usually takes less than 30 minutes


Like all Botox treatments the result is not permanent and the nerves recover in time when you may need a top-up injection, as time goes by the time between injections will get longer and longer. It is common when treating hyperhidrosis for the treatment to last a year.

Who shouldn't have hyperhidrosis treatment?

Although there is no evidence of harm the lack of studies means that we do perform this treatment on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

As we use a muscle relaxant (Botox) to treat hyperhydrosis if you have a condition which affects the muscles (e.g. nerve damage, muscle weakness, Myasthenia Gravis or Bell's Palsy) we ask that you obtain your specialists advice before this treatment.

Certain medical conditions can cause hyperhidrosis and these should be excluded before starting treatment.

Patients who are currently being treated with amino glycoside antibiotics or spectinomycin should wait until they have completed their course of treatment.

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