Victoria’s Cosmetic Medical Clinic offers treatments for excessive underarm sweating, to effectively reduce excess perspiration and help you feel clean, dry and confident. Excessive sweating is often caused by hyperhidrosis, which can lead to embarrassing sweat stains and self-esteem issues. Our treatments can effectively reduce excessive sweating and help you to regain your confidence.
The condition of excessive underarm perspiration is called hyperhidrosis. Clients with axillary hyperhidrosis cannot wear light colours or certain types of fabrics such as nylon or silk. They find that their clothes can become stained, and fabrics may become ruined. This condition can lead to significant social problems in both private and professional life. Profuse sweating may also cause painful skin maceration, which can result in a secondary infection.
You may have suffered from excessive sweating for years in the belief that the only thing you could do was to keep applying antiperspirant and changing your clothes. Current treatments include topical applications and surgical treatments such as removal of the sweat glands which may provide relief for longer periods of time but these methods carry significant risks.
A series of special injections can be used to target the sweating problem at its source. Once the treatment is administered by Dr Julie Ostberg or one of our registered nurses, the product enters the specific glands in the underarms that are responsible for excessive sweating.
From there, it blocks the release of a chemical that initiates perspiration. The procedure itself takes about 30 minutes. This treatment is also becoming popular for the bride-to-be as it enables her to keep that special wedding dress in pristine condition and avoid embarrassing wedding photos with heavy sweat patches.
Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a condition that affects millions of people around the world.
Uncontrolled sweating caused by the overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system can occur in various parts of the body including the hands, feet or underarms.
Although high temperatures or stress can increase perspiration, they are not hindering factors in the cause of hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis may be an inherited trait that stops the body from properly regulating its temperature.
An initial consultation with our clinic doctor will assess your suitability for treatment. Providing you meet the prescribed criteria, you will then be able to book your treatment appointment.
Topical anaesthetic cream is applied and left for 15 minutes. Once the area is numb our clinic doctor or registered nurse will inject small doses of treatment product at spaced intervals under the arms. This medication begins to take effect within 48 hours and can efficiently reduce or stop perspiration in the area.
Recovery is immediate and side effects may be mild including temporary bruising and redness. Generally any other side effects are minimal and temporary. These will explained to you during your consultation.
The results are dramatic and can last for as long as 10 to 12 months
Most of our clients receiving this treatment have been perspiration-free for nine months with gradual resumption to their normal perspiration after this time.
The majority of our hyperhidrosis clients undergo the treatment so that the summer months are more comfortable for them.
$1100.00 for both armpits (incl. gst)
There may be some rebate from your private health insurance – you will need to discuss this with your health care insurer. Also keep receipts as you may be eligible for a tax rebate benefit at the end of the financial year.