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Our clinics in Brisbane and Ipswich offer a safe and effective treatment for hyperhidrosis. If excessive underarm sweat – or sweaty hands, feet or forehead – bothers you, talk to our friendly team about the medical solutions we can offer to curb the clamminess.

Hyperhidrosis, characterised by overactive sweat glands releasing more sweat than what the body normally requires, can significantly impact various aspects of life. This includes career choices, recreational activities, relationships, emotional wellbeing, and general self esteem. At our Brisbane clinics, we offer a range of treatment options for those seeking relief from excessive sweating.


Under arm sweat

Axillary hyperhidrosis can be embarrassing and uncomfortable – not to mention ruining your clothes. If antiperspirant deodorants aren’t doing their job, our safe and effective injections can significantly reduce sweating.


Sweaty hands

Excessive and uncontrollable sweating of the hands or palms is called palmar hyperhidrosis, and can occur when you are nervous, excited – or without good reason at all! Give sweaty handshakes the slip and talk to us about the treatment available.

Foot sweat

Excessive foot sweat can be the most offensive-smelling type of hyperhidrosis, especially when your feet are stuck in damp shoes all day. Plantar hyperhidrosis can be treated by the use of a common and popular cosmetic injectable that is also used for wrinkle reduction. Ask us how.

Quick treatment

The treatment can be done in a lunch break, and takes about 20 minutes.

No downtime

There is no recovery period, so you can go back to your normal activity on the day of the treatment.

Good safety profile + non invasive

The product has been used to treat millions of people over the past 20 years, and is a common anti-wrinkle injection that’s also used for aesthetic patients in our clinic. It has a very safe track record.

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A series of 20-30 very small injections are made under your skin. It temporarily blocks the chemical signals from the nerves that simulate the sweat glands. When these sweat glands don’t receive the chemical signals any longer, severe sweating is reduced. The sweat does not ‘bank up’ or go into another part of the body, because it simply is not produced in the treated area.

Will it hurt?

The injections are administered very quickly, and feel similar to ant bites. The sensation subsides immediately after the treatment. For patients who are concerned about discomfort, we ask them to arrive 20 minutes prior to their scheduled treatment time so we can apply topical anaesthetic that will numb the area.

I’m having surgery soon; can I have sweat reduction injections at the same time?

Some of our surgical patients opt to have their hyperhidrosis addressed during their planned surgical procedure. In this case, the injections are delivered by Dr Sharp while you are unconscious, under general anaesthetic.

Treatment Options for Hyperhidrosis

In addition to muscle relaxing injections, there are  other approaches to manage hyperhidrosis which we encourage patients to explore and research, including:

– Antiperspirants: Special formulations for managing excessive sweating.
– ETS Operation: A surgical option for severe cases.
– Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: To help cope with the psychological aspects of hyperhidrosis.

Are the Injections Covered by Medicare?

Hyperhidrosis of the armpits (axillary) is recognised as a medical condition rather than a cosmetic issue. This means some treatments may be partially covered under Medicare.

About Anti-sweat Injections

For those with severe underarm sweating, which affects 2-3% of people, sweat-stopping injections are an option. These are partially covered through Medicare and offer a cost-effective solution to manage symptoms. The procedure is quick, taking about 2 minutes, and results are typically noticeable within 10 days. In most cases, these treatments are free of side effects and are effective in over 96% of cases.

Why Choose The Sharp Clinics for Hyperhidrosis Injections?

Our clinicians bring decades of clinical experience in hyperhidrosis treatment, and can treat all forms of hyperhidrosis, including axillary, palmar, plantar, compensatory and facial sweating. Our team performs injectables under the clinical support of plastic surgeon Dr David Sharp.

Understanding Primary Hyperhidrosis

Primary hyperhidrosis often has a genetic component and typically begins around puberty. It affects 2-5% of the population and can present as excessive sweating in the underarms, hands, feet, and face. Despite sometimes being advertised in cosmetic clinics, it’s a medical condition with substantial impacts on quality of life.

Effectiveness of Anti-wrinkle Injections for Underarm Sweating

For underarm hyperhidrosis, anti-wrinkle injections are a popular choice, partially covered by Medicare. They work by blocking the nerves that stimulate sweat glands. While effective for all sweat gland areas, Medicare subsidy is specific to the hands.

Side Effects

Side effects for underarm sweating treatments are rare and may include temporary bruising, redness, or small bumps. Compensatory hyperhidrosis is extremely rare. These injections are not suitable for pregnant individuals, those with certain allergies, or specific neurological conditions.

Recovery and Post Care

Recovery from hyperhidrosis treatment is typically swift, with no need for downtime. To understand more about your suitability for these treatments and to explore options, we welcome you to visit our Brisbane clinics. Our expert team is ready to provide personalized care and support for your specific needs.

Risks of Hyperhidrosis Injections

As with any medical procedure, there is a risk of experiencing some side effects or complications.  Injections can also trigger some unwanted adverse effects. These are usually minor and resolve on their own without intervention. But there may be instances where more serious or severe side effects occur,  requiring immediate medical attention. Contact your clinic if you experience:

Redness and irritation
Pain and tenderness in injection areas
Headache and nausea
Flu-like symptoms
Compensatory sweating
Severe muscle weakness/paralysis
Difficulty breathing (shortness of breath or tightness of chest)
Vision impairment (Blurred vision)
Loss of bladder control
Throat blockage
Allergic reactions

Would you like to know more about Hyperhidrosis? Contact our friendly patient support team.