What Can I do About Excessive Sweating?


Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis to use the technical medical term, is a problem for many people. There are two different types of hyperhidrosis, focal and generalized, depending on where the excessive sweating occurs on your body. If you suffer from this condition then you produce more than normal amounts of sweat. This can cause embarrassment, contribute to a stronger body odor, stain clothing, lower your self esteem and confidence, and cause many other problems in your life. What can you do about it though?

How is Hyperhidrosis Diagnosed?

A Sydney cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist will diagnose excessive sweating based on your answers to certain questions, a physical exam, and possibly certain medical tests to evaluate just how much you sweat and where this occurs on your body. During the visit the medical professional will ask questions about your health and family medical history, as well as other factors that could help determine which treatment method to use.

Cosmetic Procedures for Excessive Sweating Include Boltulinum Toxin Injections

One of the most common treatments for excessive sweating in your underarms is botulism toxin injections. A small amount of a weakened botulinum toxin solution is injected into your underarm area. This treatment is also gaining in popularity for hyperhidrosis in other areas of your body as well. When a skilled Sydney cosmetic surgeon performs the procedure you should not have much discomfort during the treatment. This cosmetic procedure is performed in the office, it is minimally invasive, and it is performed under a local anesthesia so there are no risks associated with general anesthesia involved.

The botulinum toxin injections treat excessive sweating by blocking a specific chemical produced in your body that is responsible for sweat gland stimulation. The effect is temporary and will only last for around 4-9 months, making repeat treatments necessary in the future when the problem of excessive sweating returns. You should start to see results from the botulinum toxin injections within a week or two of having your first treatment. One more common side effect with this treatment can include temporary muscle weakness when the toxin is injected into your hands or certain other areas of the body.

How Much do Botulinum Toxin Injections for Hyperhydrosis Cost?

The cost for botulinum toxin injections to treat excessive sweating can vary widely, and will depend on your geographical location, the Sydney cosmetic surgeon that you choose, the number of units required to treat the desired area, and other variables as well. Since the complications and risks possible if the toxin is not injected properly or the highest quality products are not used can be serious or even life threatening it is important to choose only a highly qualified and reputable medical professional.

Typical costs for these injections can normally run from $500-$1,000. Discuss your situation with the Sydney cosmetic surgeon chosen, and they will help you determine whether botulinum toxin injections are right for you given your medical history, current health, and degree of hyperhidrosis.

To find out more about this or our other cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures, please contact Pure Aesthetics on (02) 919 97448 or send us an enquiry.