What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a disorder when one produces much more sweat than the body needs. It is not known as to the cause of primary hyperhidrosis. This excessive sweating can occur in areas such as the underarms, feet, face and/or hands. Other factors may contribute such as diabetes, menopause, nerve damage and some medications can also cause excessive sweating, called secondary hyperhidrosis. Your doctor will need to do a full exam to arrive at a diagnosis.
Your quality of life is so important, and unfortunately, Hyperhidrosis can really affect this. Besides being embarrassing, a big inconvenience and costing you money, Hyperhidrosis can cause skin breakouts, unpleasant odors and promote infection. Hyperhidrosis affects the amount of perspiration produced, and the condition can leave the hands, chest, armpits or feet constantly damp, making everyday activities difficult to carry out, and causing embarrassment to the sufferer.The good news is that Hyperhidrosis can be treated.
One of the several therapeutic advantages of BOTOX® is that it is used to treat hyperhidrosis in the armpits and palms. The procedure is simple. A small amount of the drug is injected under the skin into the affected area using a very fine needle. BOTOX® focal injections interrupt the signal from the nerve to the sweat gland to reduce the amount of sweating in the affected area.
Most people report good results in 1 week but the effects wear off over time, which is when you will need your next treatment.
Textural skin problems
- Reduced sweating
- Covered by most private health care providers
- Quick and easy treatment
Is severe underarm sweating interfering with daily activities? Are you afraid to raise your arms in normal situations because of underarm sweating stains? Do you tend not to buy new clothes because there is a possibility they might be ruined by underarm sweat? Do you worry that someone will notice your sweat stains?It is estimated that 910,000 Canadians are affected by some form of Hyperhidrosis. The great news is that Hyperhidrosis can be successfully treated!