What is an injectable treatment?
Injectable treatments involve injections in the underarm area, which help to control the symptoms of severe underarm sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating is significantly reduced. These injections are expected to temporarily stop the production of excessive sweat in the treated areas only.
What happens during the procedure?
During the procedure, a small amount of the treatment is injected into the affected underarm area through a very fine needle. In a short appointment with your specialist, about 15 injections are made to the underarm area. The procedure can be expected to take about 10 to 15 minutes.
Am I eligible for an injectable treatment?
People with severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis are eligible for treatment under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) if they:
- Are over 12 years of age
- Have previously failed topical aluminium chloride hexahydrate after one to two months of treatment or are intolerant to topical aluminium chloride hexahydrate treatment
- Are treated by a PBS-registered dermatologist, neurologist or paediatrician