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Treatment of Excessive Underarm Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. Severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (severe underarm sweating) is a severe, embarrassing medical condition that affects many people of all ages. It can impact people’s ability to perform at work, be socially embarrassing, make it difficult to meet people and ruin clothing.

It is possible to treat severe axillary hyperhidrosis using an injectable treatment. The treatment is only available for children over 12 years and adults who are intolerant of antiperspirants containing aluminum chloride. The treatment is available from Dermatologists and a referral from your GP is required.

The treatment is carried out by injecting a muscle relaxant into the affected area. The muscle relaxant is the same product used in treatment of cosmetic facial wrinkles.

A Medicare rebate is available for this. Dr Ciconte is approved by the Department of Human Services (PBS program) and Medicare to carry out treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis.

Excessive Sweating affecting other body areas.

Other body areas can also be affected by excessive sweating. These areas (eg hands, feet, face, scalp, back) can also be treated with injectable muscle relaxants. Areas such as the palms are very painful to treat and can be done while under light sedation given by a fully qualified anaesthetist so that discomfort can be keep to a minimum.

For more information phone and ask for a "Hyperhidrosis consultation" by contacting us.