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Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis Essentials


Area Treated: Excessive sweating in the underarm is most common but we can treat other areas including hands, feet, nose, neck, & hairline
Assessment: Our doctor will examine your under arms and may perform an iodine starch test to create a sweat profile of the area
Treatment: A series of injections into the skin where problematic sweating is diagnosed
Time taken: Assessment up to 20 mins, Treatment 20-25 mins
Comfort: People rarely report this treatment as uncomfortable. Topical anaesthetic and ice-packs are used where required
Results Seen: Noticeable within 2-3 days, full onset and full strength sweat reduction at 2-4 weeks
How long will it last?: Anywhere from 5-9 months is typical. This is patient dependent.
Cost: Under arm is €700 for first time patients and €500 for repeat patients. Prices for other areas (hands, feet, nose, neck, hairline) available on request.
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What is hyperhidrosis?

Excessive sweating is a real concern for patients who suffer from it, particularly under the arms and around the head. It comes with a host of social and lifestyle problems that people who are lucky enough not to overly sweat often don’t consider.

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating.

How does excessive sweating affect sufferers?

There are social stigmas and many inconveniences attached to excessive sweating.

  • self-consciousness and anxiety
  • unsightly patches and stained clothes –> dry cleaning bills
  • avoidance of social situations
  • fear of shaking hands
  • body odour and smelly feet
  • warts
  • bacterial infections
  • difficulty using a keyboard or smart phone

These are all repercussions of this surprisingly common condition which affects both sexes.

How common is excessive sweating?

It is far more common than people recognised. Depending on sources, it is estimated that about 3-5% of the general population would be diagnosed as suffering from hyperhidrosis were they to visit a doctor – that’s about 1 in 20 people.

Can we treat hyperhidrosis with anti-wrinkle injections?

Fortunately, there is a highly effective treatment and it comes, perhaps surprisingly, in the form of anti-wrinkle injections. The excessive sweating is caused by over activity of the sweat glands in the area. The same product used in treating fine lines and wrinkles is highly effective at stopping this over activity. It all but fully stops sweating in the treated area.

What does hyperhidrosis treatment involve?

Depending on the severity of the sweating, we might perform an iodine starch test around the affected area. This is a simple stain test which tells the doctors exactly where your greatest sweat points are.

Following this, the doctor will clean the area and mark out injection points that identify where your sweat glands are most active. A series of shallow injections with small doses of anti wrinkle product will be placed into the skin around the area of excessive sweating. This is where the sweat glands are and because the injections are so shallow, discomfort is minimal. People rarely describe the treatment as painful.

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NOTE – While this treatment will prevent sweating in the treated area, it will not affect sweating elsewhere.

How long will it last?

Results are highly patient dependent but last from 5-9 months in most cases. This means no more embarassing social moments, unsightly wet patches, stained clothing or the need to feel self-conscious.

Patient satisfaction

This treatment consistently ranks at the top of our patient satisfaction surveys.

At Amara we only use the highest quality products which is why we use Allergan's anti-wrinkle product and not a cheaper biosimilar (generic) product. It is FDA approved and the most studied of its kind which means we can stand by its clinical profile.

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