Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Injections for Excessive Sweating

Excessive sweating can be an embarrassing and inconvenient problem, particularly when we live in such a warm environment.

Muscle relaxing injectables can help to overcome this issue, providing real relief for people who suffer from this every day.

What is axillary hyperhidrosis?

Axillary hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating in the underarms or armpits. This can cause wet patches and staining on clothing and be socially annoying and awkward. It can even cause significant psychological distress.

Why undergo muscle relaxants for excessive sweating?

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is generally caused by overactive sweat glands, but can also be spurred by conditions such as thyroid disease, anxiety, diabetes and infections, along with some medications. Muscle relaxant injections can provide you with dependable relief from this condition, helping you to live a more normal life. You may wish to consider this option if:

  • You sweat all day every day
  • You will deliberately avoid activities because of your sweating condition
  • Your sweating is having a significant impact on your life

It is important to note that muscle relaxant injections are not suitable for all patients; if you are suffering from an underlying condition which is the root cause of your sweating, it is important that this is treated.

How is the procedure performed?

The same anti-wrinkle injections are used as it blocks the signals to the sweat glands, thus reducing excessive sweating. The treatment consists of multiple small injections to the affected site/s. A local anaesthetic can be placed on the skin beforehand to limit discomfort during the procedure.

The results typically last for four to seven months. Once the results start to wear-off, another treatment will be required. The procedure is subsidised under Medicare if the patient meets the eligibility criteria.

Are there any side effects from the treatment?

Side effects are minimal and rare. Patients can return to normal duties following the treatment, but exercise should be avoided for 24 hours.

Injections for Excessive Sweating Gold Coast

Led by Dr Raja Sawhney, a Board Certified Specialist Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon, the team at Sculpted Clinic on the Gold Coast are passionate about helping their patients from all walks of life to live life to its fullest. If you are suffering from excessive sweating and think muscle relaxing injections could help to return your quality of life, we would encourage you to request a consultation.

We will discuss your goals and needs for this treatment,  your medical history and conduct an examination to ascertain your suitability for this procedure before devising a tailor-made treatment plan perfectly suited to your needs. Don’t let sweaty situations stop you from living life to the fullest; contact us today to request your consultation.

 

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