Excessive Sweating: Hyperhidrosis

Managing Excessive Sweating: Hyperhidrosis

Understanding the profound impact excessive sweating can have on one’s life, from limiting wardrobe choices to causing social discomfort, Laser Skin Care Australia offers consultations for managing hyperhidrosis for both men and women. This condition doesn’t just affect your clothing options or create uncomfortable moments; it can significantly influence daily activities, social interactions, and professional settings.

Understanding Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterised by abnormal, excessive sweating beyond what is necessary for cooling the body. It can affect various parts of the body, including the armpits, hands, feet, and forehead, and is known to impact up to 3% of Australians. Often developing in late childhood or during puberty, its presence can extend into adulthood, with some cases commencing in the mid-20s. Despite its prevalence, the challenges faced by those with hyperhidrosis are frequently underestimated, impacting every aspect of life. A genetic link is noted in about 30% of cases, indicating a familial trend.

How We Approach Hyperhidrosis

In exploring treatments for hyperhidrosis, certain medications have been identified to moderate sweat production by interacting with the sympathetic nerves associated with sweat glands. This interaction inhibits the activity of acetylcholine, a key neurotransmitter involved in sweating. Such treatments have shown to significantly reduce sweating in the targeted areas, improving quality of life for many individuals. The reduction in sweat production has been highly effective for a majority of those treated, with results typically lasting from 3 to 18 months.

The Consultation and Treatment Process
During your consultation, our team will discuss the treatment process, which involves small, strategically placed injections into the affected area. This precise approach helps ensure the treatment is both effective and targeted. For some areas, like the armpits, approximately 20 injections are administered per side. To enhance comfort, a topical anaesthetic cream may be applied beforehand.

Benefits of Treatment

  • Significant Reduction in Sweating: Many individuals experience a 50% or greater decrease in sweat production in treated areas, lasting up to nine months.

  • Minimal to No Downtime: Activities can usually be resumed immediately after the treatment, with exercise often possible within several days.

  • Increased Confidence: Reducing sweat production can liberate you from the worry of visible sweat marks, expanding your wardrobe choices and boosting self-confidence.


At Laser Skin Care Australia, we’re committed to providing a thoughtful, clinical approach to the management of hyperhidrosis, ensuring our clients receive care tailored to their specific needs and aligned with the highest standards of safety and efficacy.

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