Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) Sydney

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) Sydney

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Excessive sweating is the condition known as Hyperhidrosis.

  • Treatment takes approx. 100 units of anti-wrinkle product
  • Can take up to 30-40 mins to perform, with starch-iodine test
  • Can go back to work after treatment
  • Lasts 8 -10 months
  • Shave underarms 2-3 days prior to treatment
  • Underarm treatment will also stop clammy hands

Which areas are treated?

Anti-wrinkle injections type A are commonly used to treat excessive sweating to underarms, scalp, face (forehead & nose) and occasionally palms of the hand and feet.

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Who does it affect?

It can be truly damaging to the psyche of most teenagers to keep dry and odour free. Afflicted young men & women in high school and college often hide their bodies under layers of clothing and avoid interaction with their peers and the opposite sex. As adults, the shame-based behaviour continues. Often setting up barriers between themselves and other people, shying away from socialising with colleagues or broadening their personal networks. As a result, there are a lot of wet underarms and stained shirts and this often restricts fabrics and colour choices.

Why excessive sweating occurs?

Your body’s sympathetic nervous system uses sweat like a thermostat. When your body temperature rises too high, the sympathetic nervous system sends a “production order” from the brain to the millions of sweat glands in your body. As the sweat comes to the surface, it cools your skin, reducing body temperature.

In some cases, your body’s self-cooling system gets out of whack, and your brain signals sweat glands even when your body temperature isn’t elevated, causing excessive sweat. Most cases of excessive sweating are harmless and caused by everyday factors including

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Excess body weight
  • Stress (job interviews, dating, meetings, public speaking)
  • Medications

However, excessive sweating should not be ignored, as it can also be a warning sign of diabetes, thyroid problems, or an infection. That’s why, when you come to us to help tame your sweat for appearance and comfort reasons, we always take the time to determine whether there is an underlying medical cause.

How do the Injections work?

Injections can be administered in our offices

The treatment involves several injections in the armpits that block the neurotransmitter that stimulates the sweat glands, essentially paralysing them.

Anaesthetic cream is applied, which ensures minimal discomfort. Laughing gas and ice packs will also be offered. Then a starch-iodine test is performed by painting iodine to the area and your sweat pattern will turn black when starch is added. Identifying the pattern precisely for injections. The area is mapped in small 1cm squares and the area marked is injected superficially.

What to do after the Injections?

You can return to work immediately. Some swelling and redness is common at the site but will resolve 24 hrs. Bruising is rare but may last 5-7 days. No use of deodorants or strenuous exercise for 24hours.

Medicare may cover some of the injectable treatment for underarms. To see if you can benefit from this rebate, please give us a call and make a time to have a consultation.

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