What is hyperhidrosis?
A small portion of the population suffers from excessive sweating of the body such as the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet and armpits which is also known as hyperhidrosis. This occurs due to overactive sweat glands. Many people find this condition embarrassing to live with, especially if it is ongoing. When deodorants and prescription antiperspirants have not worked then the next treatment to try is with simple injections.
What to expect during your treatment for hyperhidrosis
An initial consultation is required prior to any procedure in our St Kilda clinic. This is done with the Registered Nurse in order to assess the extent of the area and to decide whether this treatment is appropriate. The area (most commonly the underarms or palms of the hands) are first tested to allow the clinician to identify the worst affected areas to be treated. The drug used for this treatment actively reduces the activity of sweat glands.¹ Multiple small injections are administered into the area. It takes up to two weeks for the full affects to take place. The effects can last from 3-4 months, however results will vary from person to person. The amount of the drug used will depend on the size of the area being treated and as this treatment is performed by a Registered Nurse, we do not offer a Medicare rebate. Despite this, our prices are very competitive. You can contact us to arrange a consultation by calling (03)95100714.
¹M.Shibasaki, 2009, Botulinum toxin abolishes sweating via impaired sweat gland responsiveness to exogenous acetylcholine, British Journal of Dermatology