Hi, I’m Joanne and this is my story about how Virgin Care Private helped me beat my hyperhidrosis.

My Experience

After years of suffering from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), I decided to take action. I received advice from a friend who had previously dealt with this problem and managed to get treatment to successfully beat her hyperhidrosis by getting Botox injections.

She had mentioned how it was a simple procedure and told me to get in touch with Jess Lonsdale, Managing Director at the Virgin Care Private clinic in Birmingham.

I met with Jess and we very quickly built up a great relationship. She is very passionate and caring and helped me instantly feel at ease. She put me in touch with Dr Vikram who had a brilliant reputation for treatments such as these and I booked an appointment.

Booking and treatment

Booking was quick, easy and efficient. I simply registered online, the whole process was simple and I felt secure using their website.

I was offered a range of dates and times and picked the one that would best fit with my schedule.

On the first day of treatment, I was taken to a beautiful seating area and was instantly made to feel relaxed. I had a lovely cup of coffee and waited for a few minutes, shortly after, Dr Vikram came to collect me himself.

He then talked me through the whole process. We completed the necessary pre-treatment questionnaire, chatted about the outcomes and then began treatment.


After effects

I had read online there may be minor side effects to the Botox treatment, such as some redness or swelling, but to my amazement, I didn’t experience any. I had no swelling, no bruising and no soreness or tenderness, nothing at all. I guess it’s a combination of my body’s reaction to the treatment and Vikram’s skill and experience.

I left feeling confident and elated. I can now wear whatever clothing I want, all the colours of the rainbow, I guess I would pretty much recommend this to anyone, the freedom I currently feel is amazing.

What would you say to someone who might be losing confidence for a similar reason to you?

What I would say to anyone putting this such as simple procedure off is just go and get it done, life’s too short to put things off. I can honestly say it has changed my life and given me my confidence back.

It’s a life-changing treatment, so quick and easy, afterwards, you can continue with your day as if nothing’s happened!


What was your experience of Virgin Care Private overall?

I found the service absolutely first class. The premises are carefully designed to ensure complete relaxation and the level of customer service is above anything I could have expected.

 At first, I had reservations both about the procedure and the clinic, but I can honestly say there isn’t a reason I can think of why I wouldn’t recommend the clinic and its services to anyone. It’s a no-brainer.

Did you have any closing words for our readers?

“I am over the moon!” – Joanne B. from Newarke, Nottinghamshire.

Dr Vikram will review your history, concerns, goals and decide with you what might be the best course of action.
For information about all our treatments visit our website or call for a free, no-obligation consultation on 0300 247 0121.



Taking action and getting support

At Virgin Care Private we understand the importance of emotional wellbeing and have a team of experts that are on hand to ensure you feel your best.

Joanne’s story is great, and it reminds us that we can all take action to improve our lives.

Excessive sweating can be both a frustrating and have a negative impact on a person’s social life. You may find yourself isolated and/or putting off social engagements for fear of embarrassment. It can lead to a loss of confidence and can have a big impact on your life.

75% of those with excessive sweating say the condition has had negative impacts on their social life, sense of well-being, and emotional and mental health. [1] [2]

Emotional wellbeing is just one of the services we offer at Virgin Care private as part of a holistic pay as you go healthcare package.
To find out more call one of our client advisors on 0300 247 0121 or visit our website and find out how you can live life better.



[1] https://www.sweathelp.org/about-hyperhidrosis/the-effects-on-patients-lives/social-embarrassment-and-psychological-effects.html

[2] Doolittle J, Walker P, Mills T, Thurston J. Hyperhidrosis: an update on prevalence and severity in the United States. Archives of Dermatological Research. 2016;308(10):743-749. doi:10.1007/s00403-016-1697-9.