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Hyperhidrosis Treatment (Excessive Sweating)
in Cyprus, Greece & Malta

Excessive sweating is a condition that can be a huge burden for many people, especially during the summer.

It is a very common symptom for people living in countries where the weather is almost always warm, such as Cyprus, Greece and Malta.

It may pose an important psychological impact on patients, disrupt their everyday activities, and affect their social and business relationships.

What Is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is the excessive production of sweat from the body’s sweat glands. It usually affects the armpits, palms, face, genitals and bottom of the feet (soles), causing one or multiple episodes a week while patients are awake.

Hyperhidrosis is not necessarily related to intense exercise or stress. Many people sweat when they work out, are under pressure, or are in a very warm environment, but that can be normal sweating.

People who suffer from hyperhidrosis feel the sweat dripping off their palms and soaking through their clothes. This type of heavy sweating often causes patients embarrassment, anxiety, lack of confidence, depression, and social avoidance.


Common Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis

  • Excessive sweating: People with hyperhidrosis experience sweat production that exceeds what is necessary to regulate body temperature. This can occur in specific areas such as the underarms, palms, soles of the feet, or it may be generalised throughout the body.
  • Persistent wetness: Individuals with hyperhidrosis often find themselves dealing with constant dampness or wetness in affected areas, which can lead to discomfort and embarrassment.
  • Skin irritation: The prolonged exposure to moisture caused by excessive sweating can result in skin irritation and even infections if not properly managed.
  • Odor: Due to the excess sweat production associated with hyperhidrosis, there is an increased risk of developing body odor.

Excessive Sweating Treatment With Toxins

Effective treatment for primary hyperhidrosis is the use of toxins in the axillary area (underarm).

The treatment is fast and painless as a numbing cream is applied to the area of treatment. The doctor uses a very thin needle and makes numerous tiny injections of toxins in the axilla, about half a centimeter away from each other.

The injectable drug temporarily paralyses the skin’s small muscles, which are responsible for the secretion of sweat from the sweat glands.

The results are evident within 2-3 days and can last up to 6-9 months.

For many doctors, hyperhidrosis treatment with toxins is the number one choice as it has long-term results and no significant side effects.


The Importance of Finding Effective Hyperhidrosis Treatments


Living with hyperhidrosis can be incredibly challenging without proper treatment. It can have a significant impact on both physical and emotional well-being. Here’s why finding effective treatments is necessary:

Impact on Daily Life

  • Excessive sweating can lead to embarrassing sweat stains on clothing, causing social anxiety and self-consciousness.
  • It may restrict one’s ability to participate in certain activities or wear specific fabrics that could worsen sweating.
  • Constantly managing excessive sweating can be time-consuming and affect productivity at work or school.

Potential Health Risks

  • Prolonged exposure to moisture from excessive sweating can increase the risk of skin infections such as fungal or bacterial overgrowth.
  • There is an increased likelihood of developing painful skin conditions like dermatitis or eczema due to constant moisture.
  • Hyperhidrosis may also contribute to body odor issues, impacting self-confidence and interpersonal relationships.

Recognising the negative impact hyperhidrosis has on daily life and potential health risks associated with untreated symptoms motivates individuals to seek appropriate treatment options for their condition.


Hyperhidrosis Surgery

Abnormally excessive sweating can also be permanently treated with surgery. Yet, surgical treatment is not effective-guaranteed and may cause side effects.

The plastic surgeon might suggest the solution of surgery if the other non-invasive treatments did not solve the problem.


15 mins

Anaesthesia Used

Local Anesthesia

Hospital Stay

Outpatient Procedure

Pre Admission Tests



10 mins




Next Day

Final Result

2 weeks

Where Will Hyperhidrosis Treatment Take Place?

Dr. Stavrou performs treatment of excessive sweating with toxins injection or surgically in accredited medical centers in Cyprus (Nicosia and Limassol), Greece (Athens) and Malta (Sliema).

The treatment takes place in a safe and sterile operation room. The staff involved is thoroughly trained and specialised in cosmetic procedures. Dr. Stavrou wants to ensure a safe, well-controlled and comfortable experience for all of his patients.

The European Institute of Plastic Surgery (EIPS) offers exceptional health care and meets the high standards of safety and care set by European laws. EIPS clinics in Limassol and Nicosia provide individualised health care in an exclusive and luxurious environment.

Post-Treatment Care and Maintenance


Once you’ve received treatment for hyperhidrosis, it’s crucial to take proper care of your skin to maintain the results. Here are some essential tips for post-treatment care and maintenance:

  • Keep the treated area clean: It’s important to keep the treated area clean and dry using a gentle cleanser or soap.
  • Moisturise regularly: Hydrate your skin with a suitable moisturiser after cleansing to prevent dryness or irritation.
  • Avoid excessive heat: Stay away from hot showers, saunas, and prolonged sun exposure as these can trigger sweating again.
  • Wear breathable clothing: Opt for loose-fitting clothes made from natural fabrics like cotton or linen to minimise sweating throughout the day.
  • Use antiperspirants as needed: Consider using antiperspirants on non-treated areas for additional protection against sweat production.
  • Practice good hygiene habits: Regular showering and use of antibacterial soaps will help reduce bacteria buildup on your skin that contributes to odor associated with excessive sweating.
  • Watch out for triggers: Be mindful of activities or situations that may trigger excessive sweating even after treatment, such as stress, spicy foods, caffeine intake, or certain medications.
  • Seek follow-up care if necessary: If you have any concerns following your treatment, don’t hesitate to reach out to your healthcare professional who can provide guidance and address any questions or concerns you may have.

Remember that maintaining the results of your hyperhidrosis treatment requires consistent care and attention. By following these tips, you can prolong the effectiveness of your treatment and enjoy a more comfortable life with reduced sweating.

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Tekla Madar
January 23, 2022.
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Dr. Demetris Stavrou

Meet Dr. Demetris Stavrou

Dr. Stavrou is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon leading the European Institute of Plastic Surgery since 2012. He was trained in top Medical Institutions in Greece, London, Melbourne and Israel. He has extensive experience in all types of plastic surgery and an artistic eye. He is compassionate and always by the side of his patients to make them feel comfortable, secure and confident. For Dr. Stavrou, paying attention to the details is what makes the difference in cosmetic procedures.

FAQs for Hyperhidrosis Treatment (Excessive Sweating)

Can you cure hyperhidrosis permanently?

Yes, you can cure hyperhidrosis permanently with surgery. However, a non-invasive treatment, such as toxins, is preferred over surgery, because it is safer and more effective. You can repeat the toxins therapy every 6 to 9 months targeting the problematic area.

Even though surgical treatment of hyperhidrosis is permanent, it may cause serious complications and side effects, including scars, excessive sweating in another body area (reactive hyperhidrosis), or nerve pain.

Consult a trusted, experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss the pros and cons of each treatment for excessive sweating.

Reach out today to the accredited European Institute of Plastic Surgery (EIPS) and Dr. Stavrou at +357 9787 3787, +357 700 88 002 or +30 6971 881 572.

What causes sweating too much?

When your body temperature rises, your nervous system triggers the sweat glands automatically to cool itself down.

When the nervous system becomes overactive, without being triggered by a very warm environment or physical activity, the patient suffers from primary focal hyperhidrosis or abnormally excessive sweating.

There is no known medical cause for primary hyperhidrosis, but it can be an inherited condition that runs in the patients’ families.

Another type of excessive sweating is secondary hyperhidrosis which occurs due to several medical conditions. It causes heavy sweating all over the body, yet it is much less common than primary hyperhidrosis. Some medical conditions that can cause secondary hyperhidrosis are the following:

  • Thyroid problems
  • Infections
  • Diabetes
  • Menopause
  • Nervous system disorders.

Can hyperhidrosis be cured?

Yes, we can treat hyperhidrosis with non-invasive procedures, such as toxins injection in problematic areas.

In rare cases where non-invasive treatment is ineffective, patients talk with their doctor about the possibility of undergoing surgical treatment for hyperhidrosis.

Is there a surgical treatment for hyperhidrosis?

Indeed, there is always the possibility of treating hyperhidrosis surgically.

Yet, surgical treatment is not always effective and may cause side effects.

Consult the experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stavrou to discuss the pros and cons of hyperhidrosis surgery for your case, at +357 9787 3787, +357 700 88 002 or +30 6971 881 572.

Medical tourism in Cyprus & Greece for hyperhidrosis treatment

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