Excessive Sweating Treatment
Excessive sweating also known as hyperhidrosis can be a very annoying and embarrassing problem. The common areas for excessive sweating are under the arms, on hands and even on the feet.
What is excessive sweating treatment and how does it work?
Normal perspiration occurs from sweat glands located in the skin. We sweat to regulate our body temperature by releasing water, sodium and other substances. If the sweat glands are overactive, then perspiration or sweating occurs even when it is not needed and in excess.
At DRV Skin botulinum toxin (botox) is injected into areas of excessive sweating to turn off impulses from the brain contributing to overactivation of the sweat glands. As a result, this then reduces the amount of sweating or perspiration.
Frequently Asked Questions
Multiple areas are marked up on the affected region (underarm region, palm or feet). Cooling is often used as anaesthesia and multiple small injections are placed superficially on the skin.
Once completed, the results can be seen within a week.
There are Medicare rebates available for patients that meet the criteria. Our doctor will be able to advise you after your initial consultation.
They generally last between 6 to 9 months.
There can be some bruising and discomfort after the procedure, however this does not normally last long.