What is axillary hyperhidrosis?
Axillary hyperhidrosis is underarm sweating. Underarm sweating is a debilitating problem for those that experience it.
How do anti-wrinkle injections help to treat underarm sweating?
A natural, purified protein (botulinum toxin) is used with the ability to temporarily block the secretion of the chemical that is responsible for "turning on" the body's sweat glands. By blocking, or interrupting, this chemical messenger, the treatment "turns off" sweating at the area where it has been injected. Injections are very shallow, meaning that the medicine is injected just below the surface of the skin, where it remains.
Research suggests it is a safe treatment for sweating and has been shown to reduce sweating in 87% of patients.
Results start to be noticeable approximately 2 to 4 days after treatment with the full effects usually noted within 2 weeks. Dryness typically lasts 4 to 12 months, but some studies have found it can last as long as 14 months. Additional statistics from published research studies have shown that repeated treatment with Botulinum toxin is safe and effective for hyperhidrosis and consistently results in meaningful, long-lasting improvements in an excessive sweating patient’s symptoms, daily functioning, and quality of life. Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis has also been scientifically proven to improve on-the-job productivity. While sweating is an essential body function for temperature-control, localized body areas house only a small percentage of the body's sweat glands (the underarms, for instance, are home to less than 2% of the body’s sweat glands.) The temporary cessation of these sweat glands' functioning, therefore, has little to do with body thermoregulation. Compensatory sweating (sweating on other body parts, ) has not been found to be a concern.
How do I book my treatment?
Hyperhidrosis treatments can be booked with our dermatologists Dr Alice Rudd, and Dr Tasos Stavrakoglou. No GP referral is required. A medicare rebate will apply if certain criteria are fulfilled. All treatments will require a consultation with out doctors before treatment can be administered (medicare rebates for the consultation will apply with a valid GP referral).