About Excessive Sweating or Hyperhidrosis:
Excessive sweating or Hyperhidrosis is an embarrassing condition for many people and sometimes even disabling and could easily ruin one’s social and professional life. Embarrassing stains or wet spots under the arms necessitate frequent change of shirts and restrict choice of color.
In hyperhidrosis the nerves responsible for triggering your sweat glands become overactive and call for more perspiration even when it’s not needed. With stress or nervousness, the problem becomes even worse.
Neuromodulators such as BOTOX® help control the symptoms of severe underarm sweating when topical agents do not work well enough by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. Neuromodulator injections are expected to temporarily stop the production of excessive sweat in the treated areas only so sweat continues to be produced elsewhere. Treatment typically lasts approximately 6 months.
There are several benefits to using a neuromodulator to help combat excessive sweating:
• Safe and simple injection and with topical anesthetic it is relatively pain free.
• You are able to go back to work immediately.
• Some results have been shown to decrease sweating by up to 80%
If you are seeking treatment your excessive sweating and want to book an appointment with our dermatologist, Dr. Paul Kuzel, please visit your family doctor and request a referral to Rejuvenation Laser Dermatology.
- Neuromodulator injection such as BOTOX®