When even the strongest drug-store antiperspirant still leaves you all wet, it’s time to take control.
There's a name for it...Hyperhidrosis
Everyone sweats, but for some people it’s way beyond what an antiperspirant can handle. If your excessive sweating has you changing your clothes at work, dreading a handshake or choosing clothes because they won’t show sweat stains, it could be a medical conditions called hyperhidrosis.
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a disorder that can make you sweat more than you need to. In primary hyperhidrosis, the cause is unknown and can effect specific areas, such as armpits, hands, feet and/or face. Other factors such as diabetes, menopause, nerve damage and some medications can cause excessive sweating, called secondary hyperhidrosis.
Your quality of life is important!
Hyperhidrosis is not a life-threatening condition, but it can seriously affect your quality of life. Besides being a big inconvenience and costing you money, hyperhidrosis can cause skin breakouts, unpleasant odours and promote infection. It is estimated that 910,000 Canadians are affected by some form of hyperhidrosis.
Hyperhidrosis is treatable
Producing some sweat is not a bad thing - in fact sweat is necessary to keep your body at a healthy temperature. With hyperhidrosis, however, you produce way more sweat than your body needs. The cause of primary hyperhidrosis is still a mystery, but what is known is that the nerves that control the sweat glands become overactive.
BOTOX® can help
BOTOX® focal injections are an effective way to treat excessive sweating. In one study of excessive underarm sweating, 95% of patients experienced an average reduction in sweating of 83% in one week. Plus, the effect lasts up to seven months on average. BOTOX® is the only prescription medication approved for the treatment of hyperhidrosis.
BOTOX® is deemed safe and effective when used correctly by a specially trained doctor. BOTOX® has been used for many years to treat other conditions and has been approved in Canada to treat muscle spasms affecting the eyes, neck and limbs. As well as muscle spasms in children as young as two years of age with cerebral palsy. The long-term safety of the drug is well proven.
BOTOX® treatment is simple
The procedure for BOTOX® treatment is a simple one. A small amount of the drug is injected intradermally to the affected area using a very fine needle. The needle is placed just under the skin and any discomfort is minimal. You may also choose to have a local anesthetic applied to the area before the injection if you are concerned about the needles. You should notice a significant reduction of sweating in the treated areas within a week of treatment.
Schedule a complimentary consultation with us to determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure.