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New hyperhidrosis treatment hits UK

A new laser treatment for excessive sweating is now available in the UK.

Technology usually used to remove fat has been adapted to treat excessive sweating, a condition known as hyperhidrosis.

The treatment is available in the UK from Cynosure Smartlipo MPX, and is carried out under the guidance of Dr Ayoubi from the London Medical and Aesthetic clinic (LMA) on Harley Street.

Dr Ayoubi has said that the new action is much more convenient than previous methods which often meant patients would need to take time off work due to "scarring and bruising".

He said with Smartlipo MPX "patients have no bleeding or bruising, no damage to the nerve endings and no scarring".

Dr Ayoubi added the entire process can be performed in 30 minutes under local anaesthetic and patients "can go back to work the next day and results are instant".

Sweating is the body's natural way of cooling itself down, but according to Cynosure around 1.5 million people in the UK are affected by hyperhidrosis.

In these cases of excessive sweating, the sympathetic nervous system which controls stimulation of sweat glands is overactive or more sensitive than is needed.

Private treatment news : 18 December 2009

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