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What is Excessive Sweating?

Excessive sweating – also known as hyperhidrosis – occurs when an individual sweats when it is unnecessary to do so. It is normal to sweat a considerable amount if an individual is warm or exercising, as sweating acts as a natural way to cool your body, forming a vital part of homeostasis.

Hyperhidrosis can be a symptom of another condition, a side effect of a medication, or occur for no particular reason. It is estimated that around two in every hundred people will suffer from excessive sweating.

Perspiring when the body doesn’t need to cool down can be problematic, and those who suffer from hyperhidrosis can feel embarrassed or even socially isolated as a result of the condition.

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What are the Most Common Treatments For Excessive Sweating?

The methods, procedures, and products used to treat excessive sweating will vary on a case by case basis and depend on the severity of the condition.

One of the most common treatments for excessive sweating is the use of Botulinum Toxin. Other treatments include a device which uses microwaves to destroy sweat glands, tap-water iontophoresis, and in the more serve cases, surgeries including endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy.

Each treatment will have its own associated risk and the potential for long term side effects is evident particularly in those treatments that target the nervous system, including the use of Botulinum Toxin and or an Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS).

Can I Make a Claim?

It may be that the results were not what you were expecting nor discussed or agreed in the consultation, or you were not properly advised about the risks of an undesirable outcome.

Cosmetic procedures are supposed to make you feel better, happier and leave you feeling more confident. If you decide to part with your hard-earned money to have any cosmetic treatment undertaken, you must place all of your trust in the clinician or surgeon chosen and assume that they will exercise their duty of care to you and perform the procedure to a high standard. Unfortunately, this does not always take place.

If the clinician or surgeon has been negligent, you could be left with painful, long term or even permanent injuries or disfigurements. In some situations, there could have been additional complications resulting in significant adverse effects on your confidence and appearance.

If you’ve had cosmetic surgery and you believe that the procedure went wrong, we understand that you may be left suffering physical and emotional pain.

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Why use Oakwood Solicitors to Make Your Cosmetic Surgery Claim?

We have a dedicated team of solicitors and paralegals who have many years’ experience between them in running cases of this nature. They are highly trained to deal with all aspects of Cosmetic Surgery claims.

We want to ensure that clients are not overwhelmed by legal jargon, medical terms that they don’t understand and to allow the claims procedure to be as transparent as possible.


For more specific information about negligence regarding treatments for excessive sweating – check out our full list of services below, or get in touch today for a free initial consultation. Contact us here, or call us on 0113 200 9787 to find out how we can help you.



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