Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) can be an incredibly anxiety-inducing condition. Everyone sweats in hot weather, but for the 2-3% of the population who suffer from hyperhidrosis, the sweat glands just don’t shut off. Our anti-sweating injections can help to alleviate the problem. In most cases, the results from a single treatment will even last 6 to 8 months.
So if you’re seeking treatment because you know what it’s like to be sitting in a cool room completely immobile and still dripping in sweat, then know that you’ve come to the right place. Read on to find out more information about our hyperhidrosis treatment in Sydney, or you can contact us if you have any further questions or would like to book a consultation.
What is hyperhidrosis?
Anti-sweating treatments involve the use of a formula that is injected into the site of excessive sweating. The formula is designed to block the nerves that are responsible for activating the body’s sweat glands. Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis is a condition that can be caused by a number of factors.
What are the common causes of excessive sweating?
Some of the most common causes of the condition include certain medical conditions, like heart disease and hyperthyroidism. It often occurs during menopause, but can also begin in childhood for many people. The condition generally causes excessive sweating in areas like the underarms, head, and face.
Anti-wrinkle injections are used to treat excessive sweating in many areas of the body.
What are the benefits of hyperhidrosis treatment?
There are both physical and mental benefits of hyperhidrosis treatment:
- Prevents excess sweating in many areas of the body
- Removes the need for using antiperspirant deodorant
- Improves self-confidence and reduces feelings of anxiety
- Eliminates unwanted sweat patches from underarm sweating
- No need for surgery for hyperhidrosis
- No need for oral medications which can have significant side effects
How does excessive sweating treatment work at ICCM in Sydney?
If you choose to have your hyperhidrosis treatment in Sydney with us at ICCM, this is what you can expect:
If you suffer from excessive sweating and are considering an anti-sweating treatment, we recommend that you come in for a personal consultation at the clinic. This will give you the opportunity to raise any questions or concerns you might have about the procedure, and ensure that it is the right treatment for your particular needs.
Our doctors utilise a natural, purified protein with muscle-relaxing properties to deactivate smooth muscle within sweat glands, reducing their activity. Tiny needles are used to inject the product just underneath the skin. A numbing cream can be applied to the area prior to treatment, although most clients find this unnecessary as the treatment is quick and only mildly uncomfortable.
The formula is injected below the skin’s surface with the use of a very fine needle. During the treatment session, your doctor will administer multiple injections into the area of concern. The number of injections you require will depend on the site of treatment, as well as the severity of your condition.
Excessive sweating injections are fairly simple and don’t cause any considerable pain or discomfort after the treatment. You should be able to resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure. Some possible side effects of the treatment include some mild bruising at the site of the injections, and, in some cases, some minor tenderness.
After treatment, you will no longer have to worry about personal odour or underarm stains. It may take up to a week for you to notice the results of your treatment, and two weeks to feel complete dryness at the site of treatment. It is important to note that the effects of the treatment, while long-lasting, are not permanent.
For this reason, we recommend that you come in for follow-up appointments. Your doctor will advise you on how often you should receive anti-sweating injections, depending on your particular needs. Results of the treatment often last for up to 8 months, although this varies from person to person.
After having anti-sweating injections many people no longer feel the need to use other forms of antiperspirant.
Am I a good candidate for hyperhidrosis treatment?
While it’s generally people who suffer from overactive sweat glands that seek out this treatment, it can also benefit people who deal with a normal amount of sweating. Anti-sweating injections are far more effective than a spray or roll-on antiperspirant. In fact, after undergoing this treatment many people no longer feel the need to use other forms of antiperspirant.
How much does hyperhidrosis treatment cost?
The cost of the treatment is $1,200 per area (both palms or both underarms for example). In order to find out exactly how much the treatment would cost you, we recommend booking an initial consultation with us. That way we can come up with a bespoke treatment plan that suits your individual needs.
Why choose us for your excessive sweating treatment in Sydney?
Just some of the many reasons why our patients choose us:
- Experience - Dr Tony has over 15 years of experience in cosmetic surgery and over 20 years in non-surgical injectable treatments
- Caring Attitude - Our patients’ safety and well-being are always our foremost priority
- Pricing - Reasonable, realistic pricing in the face of a competitive and rapidly evolving market
- Convenience - Ideally located in central Sydney on Macquarie Street (famous as Sydney’s leading “specialist street”), close to transport and parking
Below you can find the questions that we’re most frequently asked about our hyperhidrosis treatment in Sydney:
Primary hyperhidrosis is usually inherited, begins during childhood and worsens with puberty (especially in women). Secondary hyperhidrosis is caused by an underlying medical condition or by taking certain medications and axillary hyperhidrosis is localised to the armpits, to compensate for environmental conditions and to control thermoregulation.
No, unfortunately, there is currently no cure for hyperhidrosis. However, anti-sweating injections are very effective at combating the condition.
For some lucky individuals with hyperhidrosis, the condition has been known to go away naturally. However, this is very unlikely and for most people with excessive sweating (especially severe cases) the condition doesn’t clear up on its own.
In many cases one treatment session will counteract your excessive sweating for up to 8 months, however, results vary from person to person.
Side effects are uncommon and usually mild, however, you may experience red bumps in the areas of injection along with some mild bruising. Note though that this is natural and will clear up fairly quickly.
There is minimal aftercare required after treatment, however, we recommend that you avoid touching the treatment site for the first 4 hours and avoid exercise/hot environments and applying any creams to the area for at least 24 hours.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek the opinion of an appropriately qualified health practitioner.