Many people suffer from excessive sweating but are unaware we offer an excellent treatment that goes way beyond traditional antiperspirants.
Excessive sweating, also known as Hyperhidrosis, in simple terms, can be defined as overly active sweat glands stimulated by the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system. This is the part of the nervous system which is responsible for releasing perspiration throughout the body. This is the body’s natural method of cooling itself down during active periods (such as exercise) or exposure to warm conditions. A person with hyperhidrosis experiences uncontrolled sweating and/or flushing. Those who suffer from this condition are faced with major challenges every day.
The best treatment against Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) is knowledge. The most common areas of the body affected by Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) are the hands, feet, groin, face, and underarms.
Excessive Sweating can have a serious impact on your self-confidence, personal relationships, and even professional success. Treatments are geared towards Primary Hyperhidrosis, which affects local areas such as the underarms, palms, feet, and face.
The average duration of effect is 7.5 months and some of our clients have had nearly all of their symptoms reduced completely. This has had a large impact on their quality of life: specifically, an increase in productivity, an improvement in their emotional status, a reduction in the number of times they have to change their clothing each day, and an overall ability to participate in daily and social activities.
What happens during treatment?
Using a very fine needle, we will inject a small amount of a solution of Botox into 10 to 15 places about 1cm apart and spread evenly in each armpit. Sometimes we’ll use a dye to determine the areas where sweating is greatest and where the injections should be placed. A course of treatment takes about 30 minutes.
How quickly does it work and how long will the effects last?
You should notice some change for the better within a week of your treatment.
Different people have different responses to treatment. In a clinical trial, sweat production was reduced by 83% one week after treatment. Furthermore, sweating was reduced by at least half in 95% of patients. Your next treatment can be given when the effects of the first course wear off, this usually happens after 4 to 7 months.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects include bruising or tenderness at the injection sites and increased sweating at other sites. Rare side effects include itching, muscle aches, allergic reactions, and muscle weakness.
The best part about this treatment is that in most cases the BOTOX product is paid for by extended health coverage.