For people who suffer with hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating is more than an inconvenience affecting clothing choices. It is a chronic condition that can cause extreme embarrassment, lower a person’s self-esteem, and impact daily activities and quality of life. Embarrassing, excessive sweating can have an emotional impact and interfere with personal relationships.
Hyperhidrosis can also be a disadvantage in a professional or highly competitive corporate environment.
Fortunately, effective non-surgical treatment is available. At Dermaworks, we offer excessive sweating treatment in Ottawa with BOTOX Therapeutic.
The exact cause of hyperhidrosis is unknown. The human body regulates internal temperature through sweating. Some people produce more perspiration than their bodies need to remain cool. BOTOX injections have been shown to be a safe, effective treatment for excessive sweating.
In addition to treating wrinkles, botulinum toxin (BOTOX) has been approved by the FDA for treatment of excessive sweating, technically known as hyperhidrosis. It is most commonly injected under the arms to control sweating. However, BOTOX can also be used to treat excessive sweating in the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet.
BOTOX helps reduce excessive sweating by preventing the release of a chemical that signals activation of the sweat glands. When injected into the underarms or in other treatment areas, it blocks a neurotransmitter that stimulates the sweat glands. Treatment typically involves several injections, producing results that can last approximately seven months or longer.
Men and women who experience severe sweating of the underarms, feet, or palms may be good candidates for BOTOX hyperhidrosis treatment. A good candidate should be in good general health with realistic expectations and a thorough understanding of the procedure.
Depending on the provider, your health insurance may cover all or a portion of your treatment. Our friendly office staff can provide more information about health insurance coverage.
Hyperhidrosis treatment with BOTOX is a 10 to 20-minute procedure performed in the doctor’s office. We can administer topical anesthesia or effective pain relief if requested to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
There is no downtime after BOTOX injections for excessive sweating. You may resume normal activities immediately after treatment, provided you avoid intense exercise for a few hours. Over the next several weeks after the procedure, you should notice a significant reduction in the perspiration produced by the treated areas.
The greatest benefit of BOTOX treatment for hyperhidrosis at Dermaworks is the relief it can provide from excessive sweating. This quick, non-surgical procedure with no downtime can fit easily into a busy schedule. As results can last up to seven months or longer, patients experience significant relief from excessive sweating with only a few treatments a year.
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