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Hyperhidrosis (Excess Sweating)

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that involves overactive sweat glands. Uncontrolled sweating can occur in various parts of the body such as hands, feet or underarms. It may be an inherited trait or physiological condition that stops the body from properly regulating its temperature.

Note: Our Dermatologists are Medicare accredited BTx Specialists. This makes the consultation and treatment eligible for a Medicare rebate.

Treatment Options

1. Aluminim chloride hexahydrate lotion

Anti-perspirants that contain these chemicals applied twice daily can reduce sweating in mildly affected individuals

2. Ionotophoresis

Weekly electrical plates are applied to the sweat areas resulting in blockage of the sweat ducts. 

3. Anti-chlorinergics

Oral medication that results in reduced sweating, but also causes dryness of mouth and eyes

4. Endoscopic surgical sympathectomy

Selective removal of sympathetic nerve fibres that control sweating in the affected region

5. Liposuction of axillary (arm pits) sweat glands

Removal of sweat glands resulting in reduction of sweating

6. Botulinium toxin injections

Injections that block the release of acetycholine (a chemical that stimulates sweat glands to produce sweat) from the skin free nerve endings