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Excessive Sweating

Excess perspiration? No sweat!


Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. It may involve the underarms or the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.


Who is this treatment for?

If antiperspirants are not working and excessive armpit sweating is interfering with your daily activities or resulting in embarrassment, Dr MacRae can offer a treatment that may help.


What is this treatment?

The TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) prevents us mentioning cosmetic product brand names on our website. The product used for hyperhidrosis is the same used to treat frown lines.


What happens during a treatment?

After performing an iodine-cornstarch sweat test to outline the area of maximum sweating, Dr MacRae maps out the area to be injected and draws on a grid. A series of ultra-fine injections are then performed into each armpit. Any discomfort is usually described as very minimal, but topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) is available if required.


Immediately afterwards, there may be some redness and some small lumps which quickly subside. Tiny bruises are possible.


Is there any downtime?

You can return to work afterwards but it is recommended not to do any heavy exercise that day and not to wear antiperspirant/deodorant for 4 hours.


When will I see a result?

Reduction in excessive sweating may occur as early as 2-5 days after treatment but the maximum benefit is felt 3-4 weeks later.


How long will the treatment last?

There is individual variation but on average it lasts 10-12 months so it may be performed in summer or winter.


Patients commonly report enormous satisfaction from this treatment, some saying it has changed their life.

*The TGA prevents us mentioning cosmetic product brand names on our website.

Iodine cornstarch sweat test                                                                                     Grid mapping out area of maximum sweating
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