At Skin Aesthetics, we understand how excess sweating can have serious practical consequences for you in your daily life. Large sweat patches can be embarrassing, they can ruin clothes with stains, make it difficult to shake hands in a meeting or even hold a pen.
We have helped patients across the country to get their underarm sweating under control, regain their confidence and be able to enjoy everyday activities without fear of embarrassing wet patches. If you would like to meet with Dr Qian or one of her team of doctors at Skin Aesthetics to discuss how we can help you stop sweating excessively then schedule an appointment at a convenient location for you.
You might know of the amazing results that Botulinum toxin (commonly known by a brand Botox) has on wrinkles. But it has had many uses in medical treatments, stopping muscle spasms and even headaches.
What you might not know is botulinum toxin can also be used to treat underarm sweating without the need for a painful operation.
Sweating is controlled by our brain, which sends signals along the sympathetic nerves to the small sweat glands in the skin. Hyperhidrosis affects these signals and causes sweat to be produced even when the body doesn’t require cooling. This results in those large wet patches under your arms or your sweaty palms for no reason. Botox injections work by partially paralysing the neurotransmitters that stimulate the sweat glands stopping excess sweat from being produced.
Before your treatment, we will ask you to avoid using deodorant for about a day before and on the day to avoid any spicy foods and strenuous activities which will make you sweat more. Depending on your underarm hair we may ask you to shave before you visit us to allow us to properly mark the areas which will need to be injected. A small amount of botulinum toxin will be expertly injected in a matching sequence in each of your armpits. Dr Qian and her team have extensive training in hospital medicine and use incredibly fine needles to inject carefully controlled doses of the botulinum toxin. The areas of injection will need to be assessed based on your own body and will work to block the action of the nerves which activate the sweat glands.
The whole process will take less than 30 minutes and you can return to normal activities straight away but we would recommend that you don’t do any strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
After the initial treatment, you will need to see your Doctor again who will make sure that all of the glands have been controlled, potentially performing another localised injection to make sure you receive the best results. You will be free of excessive sweat for up to six months, after which we can perform a repeated injection pattern.
Book an initial consultation with us at one of our locations convenient to you and let’s begin your journey toward reducing your sweating and regaining control of your body!
Skin Aesthetics was founded by Dr. Qian Xu to set and maintain a high standard within the aesthetics industry. We believe that aesthetics is not about keeping up with current trends, but it is about having healthy, radiant skin, and maintaining your natural features for as long as possible. It is about bringing out the best version of yourself.
This is why we take a much more holistic approach, which not only will help you look great, but will also leave you feeling happier, and more confident over the long term.
Through our 3-step approach of Prevent, Rejuvenate and Enhance, one of our doctors will create a personalised treatment plan for you to give you the results you want within your budget, and teach you how you can maintain the results for as long as possible.