Localised hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) often begins in the adolescent years and can affect the armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis), palms and soles (palmar plantar hyperhidrosis) & face and scalp (craniofacial hyperhidrosis). It is an idiopathic (of unknown cause) condition which is very common and lifelong. It often goes undiagnosed and under treated due a lack of awareness of the condition and its treatment options.
Idiopathic Palmar Plantar hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating from the hands and feet) can be improved with several treatments offered at Perth Dermatology Clinic including antiperspirants; iontophoresis; sweat stopping injections and anticholinergic tablet medications.
Sweat stopping injections often lead to a very significant reduction in sweating lasting for around 3-6 months in most people. Injection into the palms and soles causes discomfort and requires various analgesia techniques to improve the comfort of injection. This treatment if appropriate can be further discussed with Dr Tony Caccetta at Perth Dermatology Clinic. No Medicare rebate is currently available for this treatment, however Private Health Insurance rebates may be sought.