Sweat Reducing Injections 

How does the procedure work? 

Sweat reducing injections are used for the effective treatment of excessive sweating from the armpits (known as primary axillary hyperhidrosis). Rarely it may be used for hands (known as palmar hyperhidrosis) and feet (known as plantar hyperhidrosis). It targets sweating at its source, inhibiting the release of acetylcholine: the chemical in the body that is responsible for signalling perspiration. DIV has some of Victoria’s only Dermatologists who are accredited to supply this treatment through the PBS making Medicare rebate possible to eligible patients.

What will the patient experience during the procedure? 

A topical anaesthetic cream may be applied half an hour prior to the treatment to help minimise any discomfort. Some mild discomfort may be experienced from the injections when the procedure is performed. The product is then administered via small injections and approximately seven to ten days later, sweating may have decreased.

What can the patient expect after the procedure? 

Mild bruising may occur but usually when armpits are treated, there are no issues after the procedure. In the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet, some temporary muscle weakness may occur, especially in the muscles of fine motor control of the dominant hand.


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