Body aesthetics - St Andrews

Treatment Of Under Arm Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

What Is It?

We all sweat – it’s how our bodies naturally lose heat. Some people unfortunately suffer from excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis). It can be so debilitating and socially embarrassing for many people, and can actually interfere with their day-to-day living.  Unable to wear pale coloured clothing for the fear of visible wet patches coupled with sweat marks on clothes can actually cause people to stop taking part in activities.

People who suffer from this typically have tried every deodorant available, including prescription products often with no success, and the many clients of all ages and walks of life who have this treatment have told us it’s been life transforming.

Injections of Botulinum toxin type A are injected into the area, and this blocks the nerve transmission to the sweat gland, thus temporarily reducing and eliminating sweating.

Results Achieved

None to little sweating. It takes 2 weeks for the treatment to work and then you simply get on with your life, without fear of embarrassing wet patches or stained clothing. Some people actually stop wearing deodorant, although others continue to wear it probably out of habit.

  • Procdeure Time

    30 - 40 mins

  • Results Period

    Optimum results start after 2 weeks of injections and last for 4-6 months

  • Recovery Time


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Common Queries Regarding This Procedure

How does it work?

The toxin is injected into the muscle, which causes the nerve connection to be temporarily impaired – this means that the sweat gland doesn’t function, resulting in the area being dry even without deodorant.

How long does it take?

Around 30 - 40 minutes

How long does it last?

Usually treatments are repeated after about 6-8 months. It is common for clients to have the treatments repeated annually because often deodorant works for the tail end of the time frame.

For whom is it not suitable?

It is suitable for most adults.

It is produced in albumen so is not suitable if you are vegan or have an allergy to eggs. It also isn’t suitable if you have any neuro-muscular conditions or have ever suffered from Bells Palsy.

Can it be combined with other treatments?

Yes, for women, under arm laser hair removal commonly complements this treatment.

Is it sore?

This is such a commonly asked question and most clients tell us it’s never as bad as they thought it would be. It is a tiny, super thin needle, which increases comfort.  Each injection lasts around 1-2 seconds and is over with very quickly.

Is it safe?

When the treatment is carried out in a HIS registered clinic by a medically qualified, experienced injector, it is completely safe. It also uses a therapeutic dose of botulinum toxin, which is prescribed for your needs. In studies it is deemed one of the safest non-surgical treatments available.

Are there any risks or side effects?

- Bruising – there is always a risk of bruising with any injection as there is with any injection

- Discomfort at the injection site although not common


Treatment Price

Price  from £300 – 350

A deposit of £25 is required to secure the appointment. We also have our Fresh Face Membership Plan that allows you to benefit by paying monthly along with lots of other member benefits.  If you are requiring multiple areas you might want to take advantage of our interest-free finance.

If you have any other concerns please visit our page dedicated to client safety.