Best treatments for excessive underarm sweat

By Dr. Aaron Stanes

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    Constantly feeling sweaty? Avoid grey shirts so your sweat stains aren’t visible? Many people spend great amounts of time testing all sorts of anti-perspirants and still find themselves running off to the bathroom to wipe the sweat away from their armpits.

    While sweating is a normal function, for some, the sweating never seems to stop, even in the freezing cold. Known as hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating affects countless men and women every day. Is this sounding like you? The team here at Cosmetic Connection may have the solution you never knew existed. One that is simple, effective and can be done on your lunch break.

    Common causes of excessive sweating

    Before we jump into one of our most popular treatments, it is important to know why you might be sweating so much. Hyperhidrosis can be caused by certain medical conditions, so its important to exclude treatable medical conditions that if controlled could stop the sweating permanently. Conditions of the thyroid, hormonal imbalance and bone marrow can all cause excessive sweating, so it’s important to consult with your local GP to investigate first.

    How to reduce underarm sweating

    In cases of primary hyperhidrosis (where there is no identifiable cause), there are a number of treatment options.

    Topical anti-perspirants are often the first line treatment, but stronger versions can cause skin irritation and aren’t always effective.

    One of the most effective treatments options are sweat reduction injections. Also known as anti-sweat injections, this treatment is very effective at combating excessive sweating. Not only can these injections stop underarm sweat, they can be used almost anywhere on the body where you have problematic sweating. Sweat reduction injections work by blocking the communication between nerves and sweat glands, turning off their function. The injections only affect the treated area, and there is no evidence that you will have increased sweating in other areas in compensation.

    Injections to reduce sweating take 10-20 minutes, have minimal discomfort and no downtime. The result typically lasts 6-12 months, with subsequent maintenance sessions often lasting longer.

    How to choose a clinic to treat underarm sweating

    If you are concerned about excessive sweating and are considering anti-sweat injections, you should always choose a doctor-led cosmetic clinic. This is because medical doctors are formally trained in medicine and will be able to identify other causes of your sweating that may need to be treated. The team at Cosmetic Connection are dedicated to clinical excellence and are here to help if you are ready to book in for sweat reduction injections.

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