excessive sweating could mean hyperhidrosis

Excessive underarm sweating? Treatment for hyperhidrosis

If you suffer from excessive sweating and feel like you’ve tried everything, you may have a medical condition called hyperhidrosis. Help is at hand.

When sweat glands are overactive, it commonly results in sweaty palms, soles of the feet and underarms. It can be embarrassing, uncomfortable, stressful and can even affect quality of life.

At Australian Skin Face Body, Plastic Surgeon Mr Ian Holten and a team of trained GPs are successfully treating hyperhidrosis non-surgically with anti-wrinkle injections.

The treatment is available in Geelong, Ballarat, Horsham and Warrnambool.


What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis affects millions of people around the world – you are not alone. According to Government organisation, Health Direct, hyperhidrosis impacts 3 in every 100 Australians.

Although high temperatures or stress can increase perspiration, they don’t cause hyperhidrosis.

It is not known what causes hyperhidrosis but it may be an inherited trait or physiological condition that stops the body from properly regulating its temperature.


Treatment for hyperhidrosis

Injectables can be used to treat excessive underarm sweating by targeting sweating at its source. Once injected, via a very fine needle, the substance enters the specific glands in the underarms responsible for excessive sweating. There, it blocks the release of a chemical that signals the body to produce perspiration.

After the first treatment, the effects last an average of 7 months. However, the amount of time may vary from person to person.  We will discuss this with you at consult.

The use of injectables for hyperhidrosis has been used in Australia as a therapeutic treatment for over 15 years.  It was first approved for use in Australia for movement disorders (eye and face) in 1993.

The substance injected is the same that is used for anti-wrinkle injections. It’s a natural, purified protein that temporarily blocks the release of a chemical that signals perspiration, helping to reduce excessive sweating.

The active ingredient is derived from bacteria in much the same way penicillin is derived from mould. It is manufactured in sterile laboratory conditions.

The substance is a prescription-only medication and treatment is only available from a qualified medical professional.  It is registered for the treatment of severe axillary hyperhidrosis.

At Australian Skin Face Body, all injectables are administered by Plastic Surgeon, Mr Ian Holten or our GPs who are highly experienced in the treatment.


To book a consultation, please Tel: 1300 502 732 and select your nearest Australian Skin Face Body Clinic. 



*individual results may vary. To see Plastic Surgeon, Mr Ian Holten, you will need a GP referral. You will not need a referral to see any of our GPs experienced in injectables.