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.
Various treatment options are available depending on the type and severity of the hyperhidrosis encountered. These include over the counter and prescription strength antiperspirant sprays, lotions and creams, as well as tablets, iontophoresis (a special water bath treatment) and superficial injections that paralyse sweat glands. Surgery is often the last resort and careful consideration should be made before committing to this.
Armpit / Underarm 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 and treatments when performed by dermatologist are subsidised by medicare.
What do the treatments entail?
Treatments are booked in after an initial consultation where your dermatologist will discuss with you your suitability for the injections. On the day of your treatment, you will be taken into a our procedure room and 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. We use a variety of different pain reduction measures ensuring your treatment is as quick and pain-free as possible. Anti-sweating injections usually last 3-4 months and sometimes longer.
How to book an appointment?
If you would like more information or want to see one of our dermatologists for this treatment, simply fill out our enquiry form below and we will be in touch to provide you with further information.