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How to stop excessive sweating on your face

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, can be hidden when it affects most parts of your body, but when it affects your face the results are there for everyone to see. This is known as craniofacial hyperhidrosis.

And if you wear makeup it can be a real nuisance, leading to you reapplying several times a day as your perfectly applied cosmetics gently slide off your face.

Our hyperhidrosis treatments can offer a simple solution to excessive sweating on your face.

What is craniofacial hyperhidrosis?

It’s normal to sweat when you get hot or do exercise, but hyperhidrosis is a condition which occurs outside these circumstances.

It is thought that primary hyperhidrosis (where it isn’t triggered by other factors) is caused by a fault in the sympathetic nervous system causing it to incorrectly send messages to stimulate the sweat glands.

Secondary hyperhidrosis is a symptom of another condition or a side effect of medication.

If you experience any type of hyperhidrosis it’s important to tell your GP in case it’s an indicator of an underlying condition.

Treating excessive sweating on your face


In theory antiperspirants, both over-the-counter and prescription strength, can be equally used on your head and face as they can on other parts of your body. However you should be cautious in using them on the more delicate facial skin and always test a small area first in case there is an adverse reaction.

Lifestyle changes

You can reduce the effects of hyperhidrosis by wearing loose-fitting clothes which are made of natural fabrics such as cotton. Avoid manmade materials such as nylon. Keeping your body cool will naturally reduce the overall need to perspire.

Working out whether certain triggers worsen your sweating can also help. For example drinking alcohol and eating spicy or strong smelling foods might aggravate your condition.

Stress can also be a trigger for excessive sweating so trying to eliminate stress may help (though we appreciate that this is often easier said than done!).

Botox to reduce facial sweating

I am so pleased with the hyperhidrosis treatment I have had at your Reading clinic – it really has made a complete and total difference…

AB from Wiltshire

Our medically trained experts can deliver effective hyperhidrosis treatment for the face through the use of targeted Botox injections.

This safe and effective treatment usually only takes a few minutes to administer and the benefits can last for months.

It works by disabling the eccrine and apocrine sweat glands to prevent them producing perspiration. The Botox is injected in a grid pattern across the face and scalp to limit the activity of these glands.

While not a cure, Botox can reduce excessive sweating for months at a time, allowing you to enjoy the summer without the discomfort and embarrassment of facial hyperhidrosis.

We offer hyperhidrosis treatments from our Harley Street, Sevenoaks, Huntingdon, Peterborough, Reading, Cambridge and Richmond clinics with our team of specialists headed by Dr Tim Beazleigh.

Dr Timothy Beazleigh

Before you receive any treatment you’ll be invited to a free consultation so we can ensure that Botox treatment is appropriate for your situation. After the treatment you’ll be offered a free review appointment to ensure that the treatment is working as expected.

£60 off all facial hyperhidrosis treatments

This summer we’re offering all our hyperhidrosis treatments at a discounted rate. So to beat the sweat, book in for your free consultation now!