Simple injections of muscle relaxant medication into the skin to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating (severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis).
Sweating is an important natural function of the human skin however, excessive sweating can have a significant negative impact on what you wear, how you feel and what you do.
Excessive sweating (or hyperhidrosis) is quite common – affecting in up to 3% of the population – and can occur in the underarms, hands, feet and sometimes other areas.
North Coast Medispa offers an effective treatment of excessive sweating with injections of Botulinum Toxin (the same prescribed medication as used in anti-wrinkle injections).
The injections block the output of the sweat glands, and can improve the problem significantly with the effects generally lasting between 3 to 9 months. The procedure is able to be repeated 2 or 3 times a year if needed.
Treatment is simple, with several small injections of the Botulinum Toxin being placed superficially into the skin at the sites where the sweating comes from. Most people tolerate the injections well however we can apply local anaesthetic cream prior to the injections to minimise the discomfort.
WHY CHOOSE NORTH COAST MEDISPA FOR YOUR SWEAT-FREE INJECTIONS?
Our experience. Dr Gudmundsen was one of the first Dermatologists in Australia to receive approval to treat patients with severe Axillary Hyperhidrosis under this scheme and we perform these treatments regularly.
We’re also uniquely placed to offer this treatment at a very affordable rate. Many clinics charge over $1200 for this sweat treatment, whilst North Coast Medispa (via Lismore Skin Clinic) is able to charge just $241 for the gap payment.
WHY IS THIS TREATMENT MORE AFFORDABLE AT NORTH COAST MEDISPA?
The Department of Human Services and Medicare offers a rebate scheme for people suffering from severe Axillary Hyperhidrosis when the treatment is performed by a recognised Specialist Dermatologist.
In order for patients to receive treatment under the subsidised program:
- A valid GP referral is required; addressed to Dr Ken Gudmundsen at Lismore Skin Clinic
- Referral must be repeated every 12 months for ongoing care
- Rebate only applies to treatment of underarm sweating not responsive to Driclor (or if rash develops with Driclor use)
Breakdown of estimated treatment costs:
New patient consult = $230.00
Medicare rebate = $72.75
Out of pocket expense to patient = $157.25
(This is required on the first occasion only)
Hyperhidrosis treatment = $450.00
Medicare rebate = $209.00
Out of pocket expense to patient = $241.00
Patients are entitled to 3 subsidised treatments per annum.
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