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Excessive Sweating Tackling excessive underarm sweating in Inverness

Hyperhidrosis is a condition in which the body sweats more than it needs to in order to regulate body temperature. It’s a relatively common condition that can begin to impact on everyday life.

Underarm sweating can be particularly embarrassing. You’ve probably tried every anti-perspirant and deodorant on the shelves without experiencing any improvement and may have resorted to wearing black and white clothes on your upper body as colours show tell-tale sweat patches. If you feel that excessive sweating is stopping you from doing the things you’d like then anti-wrinkle injections could be a valid option. Anti-wrinkle injections may not seem like an obvious route to take but it can be extremely effective in resolving excessive sweating.

Here at Emma J Aesthetics, we’re highly experienced in treating hyperhidrosis in this way. The results can last for around six months with an 80% reduction in excessive sweating.

Anti-wrinkle injections in medicine

Most of us have heard of anti-wrinkle injections being used to combat the signs of ageing. Yet, it’s also commonly used within the medical profession to help treat a wide range of conditions.

Anti-wrinkle injections is licensed in the UK for treating localised hyperhidrosis of the armpits. It’s important to understand that the effects of anti-wrinkle injections are temporary – so it’s not a cure. But it does provide effective relief from excessive sweating for six months onwards.

For many years, anti-wrinkle injections has been used to treat muscle spasms common in people with cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis, eye disorders and uncontrolled blinking. It can also be used for chronic migraines, tennis elbow and urinary incontinence.


Treatment involves 10 to 20 injections into each armpit and this greatly reduces sweating for between 9 to 12 months. The treatment is often repeated on an annual basis.
There can be several reasons for excessive sweating in certain areas of the body and it is important that you get the correct diagnosis and hence the appropriate treatment.

If you’d like to find out more about hyperhidrosis treatment in Inverness, make sure you get in touch with our skin team by calling 01463 830149, sending us an email at or visiting our contact page or Book Online.

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Your questions answered

What are anti-wrinkle injections and how does it work in treating hyperhidrosis?

Anti-wrinkle injections are a purified protein prepared from botulin. When small doses are injected into the skin, it effectively blocks the nerves that supply sweat glands. This prevents the glands from producing sweat.

When is the right time to consider anti-wrinkle injections as a treatment option?

If topical treatments such as antiperspirants and medications have proved unsuccessful, it could be the right time to consider anti-wrinkle injections.

Anti-wrinkle injections are only effective in treating small areas (such as underarms) and is therefore not suitable for treating generalised hyperhidrosis.

How effective is the treatment?

Medical studies and patient testimonials have confirmed that anti-wrinkle injections reduces sweating and improves lifestyle. Obviously, results vary from one individual to the next and it’s possible for some sweat glands to be missed by the treatment.

This is easily resolved with a top-up injection. It’s important to know that you will need top-ups every few months to sustain results. Anti-wrinkle injections cannot cure hyperhidrosis – as nerve endings regrow, sweating returns.

Is the treatment painful?

Discomfort during treatment is usually minimal.

How long until sweating reduces?

Most people experience a significant reduction in around four weeks of their first treatment.

Is there anyone who shouldn’t have anti-wrinkle injections?

Generally, anti-wrinkle injections is suitable for people between the ages of 18 to 65 years. However, it should be avoided if:

– You’re pregnant or nursing

– Have Myasthenia Gravis or Lambert Eaton Syndrome

– Have a history of Bell’s Palsy

– Take aminoglycoside antibiotics

– You’re allergic to anti-wrinkle injections, human albumin or sucrose

It’s also important to stop taking aspirin, other NSAIDS, vitamin E, St John’s Wort or ginkgo biloba one week before treatment to minimise bruising.

*Individual results may vary.

Anti-wrinkle injections for underarms step by step


We will take the time to explain how anti-wrinkle injections for excessive sweating works and devise a treatment plan that’s exactly right for you. We can answer any questions you might have and advise if there’s anything you need to do before the treatment (for example, stopping taking St John’s Wort).


Your treatment will take up to 45 minutes. There are around 15 tiny injections in each underarm. All injections will be given quickly.


It’s important not to touch the treated area for two hours after the treatment. Try to avoid vigorous exercise and alcohol.

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*Individual results may vary.