Our body is designed to sweat in order to help us regulate our core temperature, especially during periods of excessive heat, exercise and even during illness.

However, while sweat is produced to regulate body temperature, hyperhidrosis sufferers produce an amount of sweat that far exceeds that needed for temperature regulation.

This can be limited to a specific area or affect the entire body, which is usually caused by an underlying health condition such as an overactive thyroid gland.

Though the underlying cause is uncertain, it is thought that genetics may play a role as two thirds of patients have a family history of the condition.

Some patients may experience symptoms during times of high stress, emotion or exercise but it can also occur spontaneously.

At S-Thetics Clinic, we offer our patients a solution with our minimally-invasive botulinum toxin treatment.

This is injected into the skin in small doses and works by blocking the signals from the brain to the sweat glands, in turn reducing the amount of sweat produced.