Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
For most of us, sweating is nothing more than a mildly annoying bodily function that is easily controlled with the daily use of an antiperspirant or deodorant, but for the 2 percent of the population afflicted with hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, it can be a debilitating life-long problem.
Aside from self-consciousness and embarrassment, sufferers are also prone to dermatitis, rashes and fungal infections. Fortunately there’s treatment available, and one of the most effective and least invasive is Botox. Regular injections (lasting between 6 and 9 months) can disable the nerves that activate sweat glands in armpits, hands or feet and provide most patients with some relief. ID+LC’s Dr Robert Salmon is accredited by Medicare to provide Botox treatment for severe hyperhidrosis under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.