Do Natural Deodorants Work? Expert Advice

20 Feb 2023 | Category: Cosmetic

Dr Ross Perry was asked by Woman’s Own to give his expert views on whether natural deodorants are a good idea. 

There seems to be more choice than ever in natural deodorant products at the moment. A deodorant is designed to act on the smell created by sweat. It won’t stop the actual sweating process and you may well still feel damp.

Dr Ross Perry, GP and founder of Cosmedics Skin Clinics told Woman’s Own:

“It’s a natural process to sweat purely because it’s a temperature regulation process.”

Excessive Sweating

For many patients, the problem is not the odour of sweat, but the embarrassment caused by visible wet patches that can develop in the underarms/armpit area. The condition is referred to as excessive sweating, which is medically called hyperhidrosis. Switching from antiperspirant to deodorant is unlikely to be effective here. In fact, it could well be counterproductive, as the sweat can flow even more freely without antiperspirant to help reduce it.

There is a medical treatment for this condition. BOTOX® injections can be delivered into the affected area to stop the sweating process. The treatment works to decrease the activity in the sweat glands, which means that the excessive sweating is really reduced and wet patches become a thing of the past.

Dr Ross Perry explains:

“The injections are painless and are very simple to administer.”

BOTOX® for Sweating – Key Points

  • Guaranteed to stop sweating
  • Results last 6-12 months
  • Price £500 for both underarms
  • Tiny, painless injections
  • ‘See & Treat’ same day treatments available

More details on BOTOX treatment for excessive sweating:


Further information on the condition of hyperhidrosis:


Dr Ross Perry

doctor ross perry

Ross qualified in 1994 at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London. His career includes NHS skin cancer reconstruction, work as a GP, as well as private cosmetic skin treatments.

He established Cosmedics Skin Clinics in 2003 and remains in charge as Medical Director. He is renowned for natural-looking use of non-surgical cosmetic and anti-ageing injections and is especially well known for dealing with unwanted skin lesions and blemishes (e.g. moles, cysts, warts skin tags).

Dr Ross Perry is frequently called upon by the media for his expert insights and comments on skin and beauty-related issues.



Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003. Over the last 20 years, it has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical skin treatments.

The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers. In addition, there is a range of medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics has 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol. Treatments are carried out by GMC Registered Doctors and Surgeons.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email to book an appointment.

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