Excessive sweating can be physically uncomfortable, not to mention embarrassing.
If you feel that you have to hide unsightly sweat patches, avoid certain clothing, or find that excessive sweating impacts your social life, hyperhidrosis injections can provide relief and restore your self-confidence.
Hyperhidrosis can affect your underarms, palms of the hands or soles of your feet, causing an overproduction of sweat. While emotional or social situations can sometimes trigger this, it’s a cause of daily insecurity for some people and seriously impacts their quality of life.
Muscle relaxant injections weaken the signals between the nerves and sweat glands, controlling excessive sweating and helping you to stay dry.
Excessive SweatingFrom $760Muscle Relaxant Treatment
Treating Excessive Sweating
This treatment uses muscle relaxant injections to stop signals travelling between nerves and sweat glands.
By blocking the neurotransmitter, sweat glands can no longer be overstimulated. As a result, the activity of the sweat glands is decreased.
This treatment offers a long-term reduction in excessive sweating, enabling patients to feel more confident in social and professional situations.
Many patients assume that muscle relaxants are only used to treat cosmetic concerns such as laugh lines. However, these products also have other uses. Injections of muscle relaxant in this treatment cause no changes in the appearance of the area.
The injections are focused only on the function of the glands. Multiple injection points are used throughout the area to target all of the sweat glands.
Due to the larger surface area being injected, this treatment requires more muscle relaxant than an area being treated for cosmetic concerns.
Who is suitable to have this treatment?
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, affects an estimated 1% of the population. If you have experienced excessive sweating and are looking for a long-term solution, muscle relaxant treatments may be right for you. Most candidates have already tried strong antiperspirants but have not found them satisfactory. If nothing has worked to control your sweating, you may want to try muscle relaxant treatments. They are appropriate for most adult men and women who are in good overall health.
What to Expect
The treatment is performed in clinic and takes about 40 minutes. A thin needle is used to inject the muscle relaxant just under the skin.
Multiple injections are placed throughout the treated area in order to target all the sweat glands.
There is no recovery time necessary, and you can return home or to work immediately after the injection process. There are no specific aftercare instructions and no downtime.
Within 2 weeks, the muscle relaxant will have taken full effect, blocking signals to the sweat glands.
You should see a noticeable reduction in sweat by this time.
Patients should note that it is common to experience a substantial reduction, rather than complete elimination, of sweating.
The results of excessive sweating treatments last for 6-8 months. Many patients return for repeat injections to maintain treatment effects.
Do I Need To Do Anything To Prepare For the Procedure?
Hyperhidrosis injections are a simple procedure that is performed in clinic. Your clinician may recommend that you avoid shaving your armpits for 72 hours before your treatment.
During your free consultation at b clinic, you should inform your clinician about any blood thinners or other medications and supplements you are taking.
How Quickly Will I See Results From Muscle Relaxant for Excessive Sweating?
You can expect to see noticeable results within 4 to 5 days of the procedure. However, the full effects of the treatment will become apparent after 2 weeks.
You should attend your free treatment review after this time, so your clinician can assess the results and perform any complimentary touch-ups to achieve total coverage of the treated area.
How Long Do Hyperhidrosis Injections Last?
The effects of hyperhidrosis injections are temporary. You will need further injections at a later date to maintain dryness.
For treatment of excessive underarm sweating, you can expect results to last for 6-8 months. Many patients return to the clinic for a follow-up procedure every 6 months to maintain treatment results.
What Happens If I Decide To Stop the Treatment?
If you decide not to repeat hyperhidrosis injections, the effects will wear off within 6-8 months.
After that, the excessive sweating will return to the treated area at the same level it was before the procedure.
Is It Painful?
Most patients report that injections for hyperhidrosis are not painful. The sensation is often described as similar to the feeling of a mosquito bite.
The armpit area is also less sensitive than the face and the other regions treated using the same method. A topical anaesthetic may be applied before the procedure to help minimise any discomfort.
Is There Any Downtime After Injections for Excessive Sweating?
No. You can return to work, drive, and carry on with your routine after receiving excessive sweating injections.
You may experience mild redness and swelling around the injection sites, but this is entirely normal and should subside within 24-48 hours.
What Causes Excessive Sweating?
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is caused by the body producing sweat unrelated to body temperature regulation. For people with hyperhidrosis, sweat is produced even after the body has cooled down.
This can be caused by a range of factors, including medical conditions, side effects of medication, stress, menopause, and genetics.
Possible Risks and Complications
Muscle relaxant injections are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in Australia and are considered very safe. Treating the hands and feet for hyperhidrosis can be painful and uncomfortable, as this area is tighter and more sensitive than the underarms. However, the results for most people will outweigh the pain.
Some people may also experience redness, tenderness, bruising or swelling post-treatment, which should subside within a week.
While it is not common, infection and numbness of the muscle can also occur in some patients.
Avoid rubbing or touching the underarms for 12 hours following the injections, as this can make the muscle relaxant migrate to nearby areas and cause unintended muscle weakness.
How Much Do Hyperhidrosis Injections Cost?
Muscle relaxant treatments for excessive sweating begin at $760. The cost of this treatment is dependent on the amount of muscle relaxant needed.
Because the armpits are a relatively large area, this treatment tends to require more product than other muscle relaxant treatments.
Schedule a consultation visit to discuss your concerns and receive a personalised quote based on the amount of muscle relaxant required.