Professional treatment for excessive sweating
When attending your appointment at one our clinics, you will be assessed by a physician and treated on the same day for your convenience.
If you suffer from sweaty armpits (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.
PBS listed anti-hyperhidrosis treatment
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.
Are there 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?
Armpits / underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis)
The cost of the injections performed attract a Medicare rebate which will partially covers the cost of treatment, provided you have already tried using a clinical-strength antiperspirant.
The only cost to you will be the charge for the actual injections, but even this is partially covered by a Medicare Rebate provided you bring a Referral from your GP.
The cost of the medication is covered the PBS, provided you bring a referral from your GP.
Hands and feet & Face (Extra-Axillary hyperhidrosis)
The cost of the medication is NOT covered the PBS, so there is a cost involved to cover this.
The consultation is covered by Medicare, provided you bring a referral from your GP.
The treatment (injection) is covered by Medicare, provided you bring a referral from your GP.
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.
What to do next?
Do you or a loved one suffer with excessive sweating? We may be able to help! Contact us now if you have any questions or to book an appointment for assessment and hyperhidrosis treatment at one of our sweat clinics.