The causes are mostly unknown. However it can sometimes result from an underlying medical condition that will be excluded by our treating doctor.
What can be done about it?
Try a high dose aluminium antiperspirant (e.g. Driclor) for 1-2 months. If this fails then get a referral to our clinic for assessment and treatment. Your GP can provide this or alternatively please complete the form on the contacts page for a doctor written eReferral.
What will be done at our clinic?
You will be clinically assessed by a neurologist and treated on the same day. If you suffer from axillary hyperhidrosis, then localised treatment with ultra-fine needles using a well known medication can be conducted. If you suffer from hyperhidrosis in another region then, after assessment, a treatment plan will be formed which may include localised treatment with ultra-fine needles, iontophoresis or medication.
What medication is injected and why?
Unfortunately, we can't name the injected medication because the TGA prohibits the marketing of any prescription medications. However many studies of the injected medication have been conducted and it is currently the next line treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis after high dose aluminium antiperspirant. It acts by blocking the nerve signals to the sweat glands and lasts around 6 months.
What are the potential side effects?
One of the main benefits is that it has minimal side effects compared with the more invasive surgical procedures such as endoscopic transthoracic sympathetic nerve ablation. Rarely, patients might perceive an increase in non-axillary sweating or experience some initial discomfort at the injection sites.
What costs are involved?
Axillary (underarm) hyperhidrosis - the cost of the medication we use is now covered and the consultation and treatment costs covered by Medicare rebate. Please contact us for more details.
Palmar (hand) and plantar (foot) hyperhidrosis - Please contact us for more details.
Facial and other regions - Please contact us for more details.
Why are you much cheaper than cosmetic clinics?
Cosmetic clinics often charge over $1000 for treatment. The government has recently announced that it will cover the cost of the injectable medication for axillary hyperhidrosis if the procedure is conducted by a neurologist. Given our clinic is physician-led, the consultation and procedure are also rebatable through Medicare.
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