While the summer months offer us many perks such as BBQ’s with friends, hanging out at the beach, lighter clothing, hiking and lounging by the pool, for many of us it also brings about a major concern; excess sweating.
Hyperhidrosis is a disorder that defines individuals who sweat more than the body would normally need to maintain optimal temperature.
It has been previously disregarded as a natural body reaction that most sufferers learn to live with and compensate for in lifestyle, but it has also been shown to seriously affect quality of life.
Many sufferers must be conscious of their sweating when making decisions about daily activities. Sweating hands, underarms, feet or face, can give the wrong impression in business and personal situations. It can have an emotional, social, and physical impact on sufferers.
Common areas of localized hyperhidrosis include;
- Underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis)
- Hands (palmar hyperhidrosis)
- Feet (plantar hyperhidrosis)
- Face (facial hyperhidrosis)
The cause of this disorder is unknown, however, the way it affects sufferers appears related to over-activity of the central nervous system thereby causing an overacting stimulation of local sweat glands.
There are a variety of treatment options available which include BOTOX injections, topical treatments, iontophoresis and surgery.
At Afterglow Skin Care we use the treatment of BOTOX on many of our patients as it is a highly effective option and supported by prevailing clinical research. BOTOX is the only prescription medicine approved by Health Canada for the treatment of hyperhidrosis, which means it is deemed safe and effective when used correctly by an experienced and specially trained doctor. The results are effective and long-lasting, on average, each treatment will effectively reduce sweating for 7 months.
Book a complimentary consultation to review options to treat your Hyperhidrosis. Take control of your excess sweating today and let us help you make an informed decision about treatment.
- Skinexperts, Canadian Dermatology Association
- Allergan Inc