The word hyperhidrosis refers to excessive sweating. There are various types and causes for the condition. Commonly, dermatologists see patients with excessive sweating of the armpits, face, hands and feet. At times, blood tests and other investigations may be required to ensure that an underlying medical problem is not the cause of hyperhidrosis. Anxiety can often be associated with hyperhidrosis both in cause and effect. Dermatologists at Melbourne Skin & Dermatology offer a variety of hyperhidrosis treatments.
Various treatment options are available depending on the type, locations and severity of the hyperhidrosis encountered. These include over-the-counter and prescription strength antiperspirants, tablet medications, iontophoresis (a special water bath treatment) and superficial injections that paralyse sweat glands (muscle relaxant or anti-wrinkle injections). Surgery is often the last resort and careful consideration should be made before committing to this.
Armpit / Underarm (Axillary) Sweating Injections
Dermatologists have had a significant role in the research that has gone behind injection treatments for hyperhidrosis. Most dermatologists have special training recognised by the Australasian College of Dermatologists to administer these injections. When performed by one of our dermatologist a Medicare rebate is available. Treatments are very effective at reducing armpit sweating. As a secondary effect, treatments also improve smelly armpits.
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What do hyperhidrosis treatments entail?
Treatments are booked in after an initial consultation where your dermatologist will discuss your suitability for the injections. On the day of your treatment, we invite you into a our procedure room where you may be asked to change into a gown. The armpit area is cleaned and the injection sites are marked. Small injections are then placed around the armpit. A total of 100 units of premium branded muscle-relaxant is used. A variety of different pain reduction measures are used ensuring your treatment is as quick and pain-free as possible. The effects of a single treatment can last up to 6-9 months.
How much do the injections cost?
The out-of-pocket cost for each hyperhidrosis treatment session is between $200 and $250 per treatment. This fee is fully inclusive and includes the cost of the product that is injected, the doctors time, injection fee as well as all admin costs.
How to book an appointment?
If you would like more information or want to see one of our dermatologists for this treatment, simply complete our preliminary assessment below and we will be in touch to provide you with further information.