Hyperhidrosis Treatment

Excessive Sweating Treatment Sydney

Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) model 01, Form & Face Sydney

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

Which areas are treated?

Anti-wrinkle injections type A is used to treat excessive sweating to underarms, scalp, face (forehead, nose & upper lip). 

Forehead sweating closeup 01, Form & Face Sydney

Who does it affect?

It can be truly distressing trying to keep being dry and odour free when one is afflicted with excessive sweating. Many people affected by this condition, must have a change of clothes throughout the day, often, selecting fabrics that disguise or minimise the break through of sweat. Body odour is often more intense with excess sweating as well.

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. 

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 are administered in our rooms. The treatment involves a series of injections to the armpits, that block the neurotransmitter, that stimulates the sweat glands, essentially paralysing them.

Anaesthetic cream is applied, laughing gas and/or ice packs will also be offered to ensure minimal discomfort.  Then, a starch-iodine test is performed, identifying the sweat pattern precisely for injections. The area is then injected superficially.

You can return to work immediately. No use of deodorants or strenuous exercise for 24 hours.

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. 

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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