Hyperhidrosis – Excessive Sweating

Everyone sweats to some extent. This is an important process to help the body to control its temperature and hydrate the skin. Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating far beyond what the body needs to regulate body temperature. For people suffering with excessive sweating, it causes problems with needing to wash more frequently and changing clothes, sometimes several times a day. It can occur on any part of your body but most often is found under your arms, on the palms of hands, soles of feet, forehead and upper lip and trunk of the body. This can have a serious effect on your working and social life. Hyperhidrosis tends to start in adolescence or childhood.

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Treating Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Various treatments are available at St Michael’s Clinic for excessive sweating. This may include prescription medication, Botox injections and other therapies including iontophoresis to help with hand and foot hyperhidrosis.

Botox Injections

Injections of Botulinum Toxin can be used to treat excessive sweating, particularly in the armpits. Treatment involves injecting the substance using very small needles into the skin in small doses. It works by reducing the activity of the sweat glands, minimising sweating. This treatment is very effective and typically lasts around 4-7 months.


Iontophoresis is effective for treating hyperhidrosis in the hands, feet and underarms and is effective in 70-80% of patients. A low voltage electrical current is passed through the skin which is immersed in a shallow tray of water. Iontophoresis is very safe and there are no serious side effects. A course of treatment is required, typically seven treatment sessions over a four week period with top up sessions as required.

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St. Michael's Clinic
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Telephone: 01743 590010
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Why choose St. Michael's Clinic?

Here at St. Michael's Clinic, Shrewsbury's leading private skin and laser treatment clinic, our experts are specialists in all aspects of dermatology, skin cancer, anti-ageing and beauty treatments. We are able to offer NHS patients a consultant led dermatology service from our three sites in Shrewsbury, Much Wenlock and Donnington (Telford).

St. Michael's Clinic is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, ensuring the best level of treatment is provided to you in a safe environment. Our Clinical Lead Dr Stephen Murdoch is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Laser Medical Association and the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. We are part of the Dermatology Partnership, a leading group of dermatology clinics, defined by clinical excellence and focusing on leading dermatological care.

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