AN AESTHETIC practitioner has revealed the cosmetic trick to getting rid of your sweat patches – just in time for summer.
Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is common and can affect the whole body or just certain areas.
It’s normal to sweat if you get hot or do exercise, but it may be considered excessive if you’re sweating when your body does not need to cool down.
Excessive sweating can happen for no obvious reason, because of another condition you may have or as a side effect of a medicine you’re taking.
Sometimes it gets better with age but there are things you can do and treatments that can help.
The official NHS website lists botox injections as a treatment for severe excessive sweating.
Westerwood Health, based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, offers the “simple, quick and painless” jabs to help reduce or even stop underarm sweating altogether.
The £350 treatment has no side effects, with clients only warned their underarm may be “red and bumpy for a couple of days”.
In a quick video demonstating the procedure, Westerwood said: “So this is a treatment for excessive under-arm sweating
“It involves a series of injections into the skin in order to block the sweat glands
“It can reduce sweating by up to 87% and results last three to six months.”
Westerwood’s video has racked up more than 385,000 views since it was posted on TikTok.
Many social media users say they already swear by the treatment, with one writing: “Got this done and it is a life changer. Highly recommend.”
A second added: “Amazing treatment wouldn’t live without it now.”
Meanwhile, a third admitted: “I need this for my forehead and underarms it’s so embarrassing.”
But not everyone is convinced, with some voicing concerns about the treatment.
One wrote: “If you stop the sweating there are you not going to sweat more elsewhere?”
And another wrote: “Blocking sweat glands doesn’t sound like a sensible idea.”
Eager to reassure people about the procedure, Westerwood Clinic said: “This is targeting the under arm sweat glands only.
“Other areas will just remain the same and won’t make anything worse
“It’s not blocking, it’s weakening the messaging signals from the sweat glands to the brain.”
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