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3 Injections for Your Underarms

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When we’re nervous, we sweat. How much you sweat, depending on your body type, will be different from the next person; but when you sweat through your clothes without exertion, that can be emotionally difficult to deal with daily. This condition of excess sweating can happen in the hands, feet and noticeably under the arms, called axillary hyperhidrosis.

For many people, this condition has an impact on their social life, because the person feels embarrassed to go out and to be seen with prominent sweat spots under their arms. This sweat often drips down their sides, without any triggers such as exercise or heat. For many patients that come to us at Main Street Medical Centre, they’ve been prescribed antiperspirants and medications to fight this excess sweat, but these remedies don’t work for everyone, or they’re simply temporary. There are, however, injections for your underarms to help you combat excess sweating and these are a saving grace for patients that haven’t seen relief in years.

What kinds of injections are available to combat hyperhidrosis?

Injections for underarm sweating are done using an anti-wrinkle injection as the active ingredient since this is the only injection thus far that works deep in these overactive nerves to slow their reactions. These nerves deep within the armpits will signal the sweat glands to sweat since it detects the body temperature is higher than it should be. Sweating is a good thing when we need to release heat from the body and maintain our homeostatic state or normal body temperature.

How is the treatment done and how long does it last?

When we perform injection treatments for underarm sweating directly in office, by our injections specialists at Main Street Medical, these injections can be done in under ten minutes to perform. Depending on the patient’s particular needs, we usually do anywhere from 12-20 injections per underarm area. The patient lays down with their arm extended while these injections take place. After the injections are done, we add pressure to the injection site for a minute or so.

There is only a short waiting period before patients can begin any exercise routines but there isn’t any real recovery time. Once the injections are done, you can go about your day. After a week or so, patients should notice a reduction is their excess sweating. Up to seven months, you will benefit from this treatment and another treatment will be needed. Some patients require three sets of treatments per year but consult your doctor as to how many will benefit your condition.

  • Quick treatment
  • Lasts up to seven months
  • 12-20 injections in one treatment
  • Nonsurgical
  • No recovery time
  • Reduce excess sweating
  • Boost your confidence!

Most patients also use their prescribed antiperspirants to compliment this treatment but these injections should be enough to help you combat hyperhidrosis from excess sweating. We understand that this can be uncomfortable for patients and we want to help them get the most out of their lives. You don’t have to endure excessive armpit sweating because we now have these solutions to fix that.

Call Main Street Medical to learn more about our injections for axillary sweating on 03 9739 3837.

LAST CHANCE! Bulk Billed Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment – limited appointments available.

Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment Special Offer

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Sclerotherapy vein treatment is a popular and highly effective method of removing unwanted superficial telangietasias, or ‘spider veins’. A medication, called a sclerosing agent, is injected into the vein causing the wall of the vein to break down. The injections performed are tiny and usually pain-free, although may sting a little. Sclerotherapy is a very safe treatment with few possible side effects. Your treating doctor will discuss this with you in detail at your initial consultation. The majority of patients who have sclerotherapy treatment will see a significant and permanent improvement in the appearance of their spider veins. Depending on the underlying cause of the spider veins, new veins may arise over time that will require further treatment.

Dr Richard Green performs all sclerotherapy vein treatment at MSMSC. Dr Green has undergone specialist training in vein treatment, further to his FRACGP qualification.

Dr Green is offering Bulk Billed (FREE) treatment for the first 100 patients to book. Dr Green’s regular charge for sclerotherapy is $350 (with a $100 medicare rebate). Book your Bulk Billed sclerotherapy consultation and treatment with Dr Richard Green by calling us direct on 9739 3837. Alternatively, use the widget below to book online.


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Effective treatment for excessive sweating or ‘hyperhidrosis’

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is characterised by abnormally increased sweating, in excess of what is required to regulate body temperature. The most common areas of the body that are affected by hyperhidrosis are the hands, feet, underarms, scalp and groin due to a higher concentration of sweat glands in these areas. There are 2 types of hyperhidrosis; Primary hyperhidrosis, which is not due to any underlying medical issue and secondary hyperhidrosis, where there is an underlying medical condition causing increased sweating that needs to be investigated by a doctor. It is estimated that about 3% of the population is affected.

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At MSMSC, we perform highly effective injectable treatments for hyperhidrosis.  Injections of the botulinum toxin (also used as anti-wrinkle injections) have been found to be very effective in the treatment of excessive sweating, especially for the underarms, palms and feet. The effects of these small injections usually last from 4 – 12 months. Generally minimal side effects are experienced, but may include pain at the injection site and compensatory sweating in other areas. Topical local anaesthetic or ice can be applied to the area before the procedure for your comfort. This is the most commonly performed treatment for hyperhidrosis at our Skin & Cosmetic Centre.

HOW MUCH DOES HYPERHIDROSIS COST?

Hyperhidrosis treatment is $650 per area for underarms, hands or feet.

WHO CAN I TALK TO ABOUT MY EXCESSIVE SWEATING?

Book a FREE consultation with our Cosmetic Nurse online here, or call us direct on 8202 8106

Dermal Filler Lips Special February 2016

DERMAL FILLER LIPS SPECIAL – save 20%!

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Dermal filler is used to replace or add volume to the lips, giving a more youthful, sensual appearance to the lips. Dermal filler treatments at Main Street Medical and Skin Centre are performed by trained cosmetic doctors who are experts in achieving a subtle and natural looking result that is in harmony with your facial features and structure.

These appointments are strictly limited – call 8202 8106 to book yours now.

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* Conditions apply. Limited offer. Valid for treatment taking place before 31st March 2016. $60 deposit for treatment required upon booking, redeemable with treatment.