When even the strongest drug-store antiperspirant still leaves you all wet, it’s time to take control.
Hyperhidrosis is a disorder that makes you sweat more than you need to. In primary hyperhidrosis, the cause is unknown and can affect specific areas, such as the armpits, hands, feet and/or face. Other factors 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 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 odors, and promotion infections. It is estimated that 910,000 Canadians are affected by some form of hyperhidrosis.
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.
Taking control of excessive sweating
The good news about hyperhidrosis is that it can be successfully treated. There are a number of options, but there’s single” right” way to treat hyperhidrosis. By scheduling a consultation with our nurse injector, you are taking the first step towards finding what will work best for you!
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 injector. 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 you young as two years of age with cerebral palsy. The long-term safety of the drug is well proven. Please see safety information.
BOTOX® treatment is simple
The procedure of 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 needles. You should notice a significant reduction of sweating in the treated areas within a week of treatment.
BOTOX® treatment for excessive sweating is often covered by private health plans!