Sweat Free Injections
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. Simple injections of muscle relaxant medication can help treat the symptoms of severe sweating.
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Axillary Hyperhidrosis (Excessive underarm sweating)
Sweat Free Injections
Frequently Asked Questions
Excessive sweating (or hyperhidrosis) is quite common – affecting 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.
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.
Sweat free injections are a very well tolerated treatment. The needles used for the treatment have a super fine diameter, so they’re not very intrusive and far less painful than most other types of injections. Small ice packs are often used on the treatment area to disrupt pain and in some cases a numbing agent can be applied.
Before receiving any injections, you must be assessed to determine if you’re medically suitable for treatment. It is important that you disclose any medication that you are taking, any health conditions affecting your muscles or nerves or if you are known to have any allergies.
To be suitable candidate for sweat free injections, you will be at least 18 years old, in good overall health and have realistic expectations of the treatment.
You may not be suitable for treatment if you have any disease that affects your nerves or muscles, have a skin infection in the treatment area, are currently pregnant, nursing or planning to become pregnant.
Due to the lack of medical research done on the topic, it is best to err of the side of caution and not have sweat free injections during pregnancy. The same is recommended while breastfeeding, as it is unclear if the product can make its way into the breast milk.
Initial effects are usually seen within 1-2 days but the full result of the treatment will generally not be seen until 10-14 days post-procedure. The effects generally last between 3 to 9 months, although there can be a lot of variation between individuals and treatments.
The procedure is able to be repeated 2 or 3 times a year if needed.
Our experience. Dr Gudmundsen was one of the first Dermatologists in Australia to receive approval to treat patients with severe Axillary Hyperhidrosis under the Medicare rebate scheme and we perform these treatments daily.
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 (in partnership with Lismore Skin Clinic) is able to significantly reduce the cost for eligible patients.
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)