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Excessive sweating

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Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating can affect areas such as the armpit, groin, hands, feet or face – or the entire body. While excessive sweating does not pose a serious threat to your health, it can cause significant emotional and psychological distress that can have a negative impact on your quality of life.

Benefits of Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis

Excessive sweating is most commonly treated using muscle-relaxing injections to the armpits, which disables the sweat glands by blocking the nerves.

Because you will require multiple injections in a sensitive part of your body, it is worth carefully considering who performs this treatment for you. Our nurse consultant Sue Ibrahim has more than 30 years’ dermatology experience and is fully qualified and adept in carrying out this delicate procedure to ensure you are in safe hands. Treatment will need repeating every four months or so to remain effective.

Who is suitable for?

Subject to initial medical screening, both men and women of any age and with all skin types can benefit from the treatment. You should NOT have treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

How long does treatment take?

Using a very fine needle, a small amount of the medication is injected into 10 to 15 places about 1cm apart and spread evenly in each armpit. Sometimes a dye is used to show up the areas where sweating is greatest and where the injections should be placed. A single treatment takes about 30 minutes. You should notice some change for the better within a week of your treatment. Effects last between 3-6 months.

What happens next?

If you would like to ask our Medical Director & Nurse Consultant, Sue Ibrahim a message, by all means do. We provide a responsive service that aims to set your mind at ease and ensure you are fully informed before booking your consultation.

How do I book an appointment?

You can either call Elan Medical Skin Clinic on 01268 770660 between 9.30am and 5pm Monday to Saturday or you can click here to book online and one of our reception team will contact you by phone or email, whichever you prefer. You will be asked to pay your initial consultation fee by credit or debit card on confirming your appointment.

At Elan Medical Skin Clinics in London and Essex, all new patients receive a thorough consultation and medical assessment prior to treatment. The consultation process includes a general assessment of your needs and a discussion about the range of treatment options available, both at Elan Medical Skin Clinic and those available elsewhere, including no treatment at all.

We will work with you and are here to help you make the right decision. We will advise you of potential outcomes, including the side effects and all known risks associated with each treatment. There is a £30 fee for an aesthetics consultation and a £50 fee for a dermatology consultation with Sue Ibrahim, which is payable upon booking your appointment. Most consultations last 30 minutes and you will leave feeling fully informed and assessed. This initial consultation is your first step to resolving something about your body that you are unhappy about and our hope is that when two committed parties work together, desired results are achieved.

How do I book an appointment?

You can either call Elan Medical Skin Clinic on 01268 770660 between 9.30am and 5pm Monday to Saturday or you can complete an online booking request form and one of our reception team will contact you by phone or email, whichever you prefer. You will be asked to pay your initial consultation fee by credit or debit card on confirming your appointment.

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Prices

Treatment list Prices
Initial dermatology consultation (includes the issue of a private prescription) £85
Treatment with Botox® £400 - £500