Excessive sweating is very common and can be due to the condition known as Hyperhydrosis. This condition affects the amount of perspiration produced by the body. Hyperhydrosis can leave the affected areas constantly damp. The most common area this affects is the armpits, but can also be a problem on hands, feet and the face.
Sweating is a natural function of the body, designed to cool the body in heat or under stress. Hyperhydrosis is when there is an overproduction of perspiration in these situations, but also when it is needed.
This affects the everyday activities of the sufferer causing embarrassment and experiencing low self-esteem. Sufferers may find it difficult to deal with hot climates and limited in their choice of clothing.
There are several treatments available, including topical products, such as medicated anti perspirant, and injectables. There is a quick and simple injectable treatment available using a dermal filler which is normally used to treat facial frown lines and wrinkles, but it can also be effectively used to prevent the sweat glands from producing excess levels of sweat.
Iontophoresis is also a topical treatment, which is conducted using a machine passing an electric current to the skin, causing a reduction or cessation in sweat gland activity in the hands and feet. Cosmoedge offers these treatments and are carried out by highly experienced doctors.