Excessive Underarm Sweating
Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating, is a condition that affects millions of people around the world. Uncontrolled sweating can occur in various parts of the body including the hands, feet or underarms. Although high temperatures or stress can increase perspiration, they don’t cause hyperhidrosis. Instead, hyperhidrosis may be an inherited trait that stops the body from properly regulating its temperature. It usually has an onset around puberty and can cause significant distress to the sufferer.
Anti wrinkle injections can be also be used to treat excessive underarm sweating (through a poorly understood, yet useful, side effect of the medication) and the procedure can be done in about 10 minutes.
Excessive perspiration is a common condition that when very severe can be quite debilitating and can also cause significant psychological distress to sufferers.
Most people with hyperhidrosis have already tried numerous other techniques for minimising the severity of their sweating by the time they present at Skin Temple. These other techniques usually include the use of stronger than usual antiperspirants such as Driclor.
If you have tried Driclor and failed to respond, or have experienced the common side effects from Driclor, you may be a candidate for injections into the armpits, hands or feet with a temporary reversible product often used in the cosmetic world for treating wrinkles.
When used in the superficial layer of the skin, this same product usually causes a very dramatic temporary reduction in the amount of sweat produced. The result typically takes about a fortnight to take effect, and lasts for at least 6 months, with a usual duration of 8-12 months being more common.
Anti-sweating injections can only be performed by Dr Teska and require a consultation for full assessment of the extent of the problem, as well as a discussion around the various options for temporary pain relief depending on the site of the injections.
Treatments are non-Medicare rebatable and generally cost $880-1100, whilst the consultation is Medicare rebatable.
Inhalational anesthetic is available for a small extra charge.