Sweating or perspiration is a natural process that helps regulate body temperature. Excessive underarm sweating, also known as axillary hyperhidrosis, affects around 3% of the population and can have a large adverse personal and professional impact.
Specialist treatment is available using the same muscle relaxant injections used to treat wrinkles. Treatment benefits often begin within days however full benefits may take 1-2 weeks. These fine needle underarm injections help around 95% of those affected by excessive underarm sweating. An anaesthetic cream can be applied prior to these injections to minimize discomfort.
Fees & Medicare
A Medicare rebate is available for anti-sweating injections for elibible people (those with excessive underarm sweating who have failed or been intolerant to treatment with Dricolr® deodorant). Up to three treatments a year can be claimed when performed by a Medicare-approved specialist. Dr John Sullivan is a Medicare-approved provider.