What is hyperhidrosis?
Axillary hyperhidrosis is underarm sweating. Underarm sweating is a debilitating problem for those that experience it. But there are other types of sweating too: hands and feet (palmoplantar) facial sweating and generalized body sweating.
HOW DO ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS HELP TO TREAT 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. It can be performed for underarms sweating, facial sweating and sweating of the hands and feet.
Treatments for underarm sweating with botulinum toxin attract a medicare rebate if administered by a dermatologist. Treatments for other areas of the body with botulinum toxin are effective but cannot be redeemed on medicare and so may attract higher costs.
WHAT OTHER TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SWEATING?
At Skindepth Dermatology we offer consultations with our dermatologists to discuss other options for sweating treatment including iontophoresis for hand and foot sweating, and medications for generalized body sweating. Our specialist cosmetic nurse Celeste can treat facial sweating with microbotox doses.
How do I book my treatment for under arm sweating?
Hyperhidrosis treatments for underarms can be booked with our dermatologists Dr Alice Rudd, Dr Tasos Stavrakoglou, Dr Priska McDonald, and Dr Sarah Smithson. No GP referral is required to get the medicare rebate. A medicare rebate for sweating 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)
How do I book my treatment for other areas of sweating?
It is best to book a consultation with our Dermatologists to discuss other treatment options.