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Underarm Sweating

Excessive underarm sweating or “hyperhidrosis” is the abnormal production of fluids released by eccrine and apocrine sweat glands.

Underarm Sweating

Excessive underarm sweating or “hyperhidrosis” is the abnormal production of fluids released by eccrine and apocrine sweat glands. These hyperactive sweat glands are situated in the “arm pit” region and can be a source of embarrassment.  While sweating is a natural biological response, if left uncontrolled it leads to a profuse secretion of bodily fluids.

5 Causes of Underarm Sweating

To treat excessive underarm sweating, a specialist will assess the patient’s medical history, skin condition(s), and sweat glands. This can help understand the severity of one’s hyperactive sweat glands and which procedure is ideal for immediate improvement. Before starting, the specialist will aim to figure out the main cause leading to profuse sweating.

Causes include:

  • Hormonal Changes (Pregnancy, Menopause)
  • Alcohol Consumption
  • Metabolic Condition(s)
  • Skin Condition(s)
  • Genetic Predisposition

Patients displaying one or multiple signs will receive a customized treatment plan. This will include the procedure, patient’s goals, and what’s required on the day of the treatment. For patients with pre-existing medical conditions, please seek medical assistance and/or mention your medical history during the primary consultation.

Possible Treatments

The Next Step

Treatment For Underarm Sweating

The patient’s treatment is tailored based upon his/her pre-existing condition, skin type, and triggers. This helps personalize the treatment and guarantee appropriate results to reduce or eliminate hyperhidrosis.

Signature Cosmetic Clinic prides itself in using state-of-the-art technology to combat excessive secretion of fluid and will work with the patient to offer a comprehensive solution. With underarm sweating, the potential treatment will vary depending on these variables. The initial consultation is used to complete a comprehensive treatment plan. Based on these variables, the treatment will begin at the clinic. This treatment may include the use of BOTOX injections into the target site(s) to reduce sweating. All treatments are completed by a certified specialist and have authorization from Health Canada.

Botox Injectable (purified protein) helps restrict the release of acetylcholine. Excessive sweating often occurs when the body’s sweat glands remain active due to the consistent presence of acetylcholine. By blocking acetylcholine, the Botox Injectable offers a complete solution to combat underarm sweating. This treatment is completed by a certified specialist and involves the use of a thin needle to inject under the skin.

Studies reveal over 95% of all patients see a noticeable change post-procedure. These results will last for approximately 6-8 months, and it’s recommended to seek supplementary treatments for long-term results. For more information, please speak with the specialist during your consultation. Signature Cosmetic Clinic includes a robust preventative strategy to eliminate excessive underarm sweating. The specialist will devise a comprehensive plan to combat and control sweating year-round. With multiple treatment sessions and lifestyle changes, a patient will notice a substantial reduction in sweating.


The patient’s recovery plan is dependent upon his/her skin’s reaction and medical history. The specialist will inspect the skin post-procedure to determine if additional injections are necessary. If not, a short and long-term recovery plan is established.

Please note, this treatment is safe and will not cause long-term side effects. In rare cases, a patient may cite mild redness or mild swelling near the target site(s). If required, a meticulous recovery plan will be established for the first 30–45 minutes. In general, the patient will notice a change in his/her skin after this first 30–45 minutes as the side effects subside. For a lasting solution, patients may schedule additional treatments throughout the year. Based on the patient’s medical history, skin condition(s), and reaction to previous treatments, a specialist will schedule supplementary sessions at the clinic. This provides a long lasting, substantial solution for all forms of hyperhidrosis.

For more information on eliminating excessive underarm sweating, please ring in and consult with a specialist now. This is your chance to book a no-obligation consultation.

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