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What is Hyperhidrosis?

Sweat Underarms

Perspiration (or sweating) is the human body’s way to regulate temperature and to cool itself down. Sweat is mostly made up of salty water, and in normal circumstances provides an evaporative cooling effect. As the moisture evaporates and disappears, the sensation of coolness quickly follows. This process however is not so simple for all people, whilst most of our bodies may experience the occasional sweaty situation such as nervous palms, some adults can sweat up to 14 litres of perspiration in just one day. Excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that can affect up to 3% of the population. Unlike normal perspiration which is produced when the body is hot, hyperhidrosis is characterised by the excessive production of sweat, even when the body is cool.

Hyperhidrosis injections block the sweat gland signals and help providing long-lasting dry and comfortable relief. Surrounding muscles and contours remain unaffected creating uninhibited movement and freedom. Despite common belief, sweat is not transferred to another gland, creating further problems. The over-producing gland is simply stopped.

Australian Laser & Skin Clinics treat each case of hyperhidrosis is individual, an assessment is paramount to determine exactly which areas are to be treated. Treatment for both underarms may be performed in around 45 minutes and are relatively painless.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a medical condition where sweat glands over produce perspiration, even when the body is not hot. Around 3% of the population are affected by hyperhidrosis.

Which areas of the body are most affected by hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis affects both males and females. The most common area affected by primary hyperhidrosis is the underarms. Other areas include the palms and soles.

If I get my underarms treated, will it create more sweat in other areas?

No. Hyperhidrosis injections regulate over-production or excess sweating. It will not stimulate production in any other areas.

How often will I require treatment?

Usually every 6-12 months* depending on individual patient concerns and treatment.

What does the procedure involve?

Tiny little injections target the sweat glands in the area to be treated. Results can be instant but generally take a minimum of 4 days to reach full potential.

How long do results last?

Hyperhidrosis is not a permanent solution, however patients report anywhere from 6 to 12 months* relief.

Does the treatment hurt?

No. Whilst there is minor discomfort from the injection point, no anaesthetic or pain management is required.

DISCLAIMER: *Results may vary from person to person.

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