Excessive Sweating

hyperhidrosis patient

Rid yourself of embarrassing and annoying sweating with this quick, safe and pain free treatment in minutes, with no downtime, and long lasting results.

Many people experience concerns with sweating (Hyperhidrosis) in the underarms that frequently affects what they do, and even what clothes they feel comfortable wearing. If this sounds like you, know that you are not alone! Fortunately, there is an effective and safe treatment available, that has no downtime, and almost no discomfort.


Best Treatment in Melbourne and Sydney

Dr Aaron Stanes provides the best treatment to improve underarm sweating in Melbourne and Sydney, and has developed and refined his technique and approach through many years of experience.


What Is It and How Can It Help Me

Injections are performed using tiny needles in the areas of concern to stop the sweat glands from functioning. This procedure is temporary and does not permanently harm the sweat glands. It is a very effective and popular treatment, especially in people who’s sweating affects their day to day life. It only takes ten minutes, and lasts 9-12 months on average. It uses Anti Wrinkle injections, which when injected to the underarms have the effect of stopping sweat gland activity, meaning you can stay dry and odor free all day!


Why Patients Choose Dr Aaron

Dr Aaron is an internationally trained and highly respected Cosmetic Physician with extensive experience in Cosmetic Medicine. He has pursued multiple post-graduate qualifications, and has worked in well-regarded hospitals around Australia as a Medical Doctor. He will always strive for no less than the best, and put your safety as a priority. He frequently works alongside one of Australia’s top Cosmetic Surgeons and trains other Medical Practitioners in Cosmetic Medicine around Australia.


Treatment Time

Treatments take approximately 10 minutes.


Treatment Cost

Prices start from $850.


Results/Downtime/Return to Daily/Longevity

You will see results within 1 week, lasting up to 18 months.
The procedure uses anti wrinkle injections to temporarily stop the sweat glands in the armpit.


Medical

Minimal discomfort and no downtime.

Disclaimer *Results may vary.


General

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis is caused by overactive sweat glands. It can affect many parts of the body, but most commonly the armpits.

Why do I sweat so much?

Most commonly excessive sweating is benign, however there are important medical conditions that may be responsible including infections and thyroid problems. Dr Aaron is a trained Medical Doctor who can recognise and refer you for appropriate care if there is any concern of underlying causes.


The Procedure

How does it work?

Anti-wrinkle injections are performed to the areas of concern with small needles. The product is placed just below the skin where the sweat glands are located, and works to block the action of the chemical that stimulates sweat gland activity.

The procedure takes around 10 minutes, and you can resume normal activity immediately.

In general, results last up to 18 months.


Results

Results will begin to show after about 1 week, with the effect lasting up to 18 months.

In general, subsequent treatments tend to last longer, up to a certain limit.


Safety

Is treatment for excessive sweating safe?

Excessive sweat treatment is very safe and well tolerated.

What are the potential side effects?

Bruising and swelling are rare. There is an extremely low risk of a temporary cold like illness that resolves on its own.

Is this treatment right for me?

If excessive sweating is causing you concerns with how you smell, or is limiting which clothes you can wear with confidence, then this treatment may be ideal for you.

There are a number of other evidence based treatments for hyperhidrosis:

  • Aluminium chloride – A topical treatment found in some antiperspirant deoderants. It can be used anywhere on the body, but mot commonly for underarm sweating.
  • Iontophoresis – A treatment that uses an electrically charged solution.
  • Thermal energy – A procedure that heats up and eliminates sweat and odor glands in the treated area, stopping them from functioning.

FAQs

Hyperhidrosis treatment uses Anti Wrinkle injections to stop armpit sweating. Following a thorough consultation and assessment, Dr Aaron will advise on the amount of treatment required to achieve your goals. The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes, and there is only mild discomfort. A very small needle is used to inject the product just under the skin, and some people report a slight stinging sensation as the product is being injected. There tends to be no discomoft or pain after the injection. The results will appear between 2 and 4 weeks. Dr Aaron does not routinely follow up his Hyperhidrosis patients. Repeat treatment may be required at 4 weeks to optomise the outcome.

Yes. Hyperhidrosis treatment is safe. As with any medical procedure, there are still risks and side effects. Dr Aaron will discuss these in depth with you during your consultation. Side effects are uncommon, but include:

  • Itching.
  • Temporary increase in sweating in untreated areas.
Rare risks include:
  • Temporary flu-like illness.
The side effects of Hyperhidrosis treatment are self-limiting, and will resolve on their own. This treatment is strictly not performed in people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, having IVF treatment, or planning any of the aforementioned; or in those with underlying neuromuscular conditions including Myaesthenia Gravis and Eaton Lambert syndrome.

Hyperhidrosis treatment last 6-12 months, with subsequent treatments having a significantly better effect compared to the initial treatment.

There are a few steps to take before your Hyperhidrosis treatment to ensure the best outcome, and the lowest risk of side effects. They include:

  • Ceasing all anti-inflammatories, aspirin, herbal supplements, fish oil, krill oil, glucosamine and vitamin E 1 week before your treatment (Unless you have been advised to take these by a Medical Practitioner).
  • Avoiding alcohol for 2 days before your treatment.
If you do not adhere to the above your treatment may still proceed, but you will have a higher risk of side effects.

Following your treatment you will be provided with full aftercare instructions. You will be able to resume most normal activity immediately. The most important instructions are the following:

  • Apply an ice pack gently for any discomfort.
  • Avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours.
  • Do not apply topical antipersperants for 24 hours.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours.