Hyperhydrosis
Treatment

Hyperhydrosis Treatments

BOTOX® for excessive sweating, also referred to as hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis is characterized by excessive sweating which affects the quality of life for those who suffer from it. It creates social discomfort and impacts emotional well being and confidence levels, as sufferers often try to avoid situations that will highlight the disorder. Hyperhidrosis can be generalized (affecting the whole body) or localized to specific parts of the body that contain sweat glands, including underarms, hands, feet, scalp or facial areas. While hyperhidrosis may be present at birth, it can occur at any age and often presents during adolescence.

BOTOX® Therapeutic is a purified protein that is injected into the afflicted area to temporarily block the chemical responsible for activating the body’s sweat glands. While in effect, patients are free from the effects of excessive sweating, and studies demonstrate dryness lasting from 4 to 18 months.

Hyperhydrosis Treatments at a Glance

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One Treatment

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4-6 months

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Topical Numbing Cream

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Procedure Time

10-30 minutes

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Benefits of Hyperhydrosis Treatments

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Significant reduction in underarm sweating
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Highly effective for sweaty palms, feet and scalp
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Long lasting periods of dryness
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Excellent safety profile
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The cost is often covered under Extended Health Medical Benefit program

Treatable Areas

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Underarms
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Palms
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Soles of feet
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Scalp
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Facial areas

FAQ

A reduction in sweating is noticed within a few days of treatment, with full effects usually evident within 2 weeks. Studies demonstrate an 82-87% reduction in sweat, which patients find truly liberating!

Yes, BOTOX, botulinum toxin A, received its first FDA approval in 1989  and has been used in medical applications for over twenty years, with millions of patients treated. It is the most effective means of reducing excessive sweating and is used to treat hyperhidrosis in over twenty countries.

BOTOX Therapeutic consists of a series of fine injections placed just below the skin and treatment times range from 10-30 minutes depending upon the size of the area being treated.

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition and is often covered by extended medical. If your plan includes the treatment of Hyperhidrosis, we will only charge an injection fee. For more information, please call our clinic to book a consultation.

Procedures like Botox injections or sympathectomy surgery can reduce sweating by targeting sweat glands or nerves that control sweat production.
Reducing sweating naturally can involve staying hydrated, maintaining a cool environment, wearing breathable fabrics, practicing good hygiene, and incorporating foods with astringent properties into your diet.
Regular exercise can improve overall fitness and efficiency of the sweat glands, potentially reducing the amount you sweat during routine activities.
Sweating is an important physiological process as it helps regulate body temperature, eliminate toxins, and maintain fluid and electrolyte balance.
The integumentary system, primarily through sweat glands, plays a key role in regulating body temperature by producing and releasing sweat.
Antiperspirants, such as topical products or clinical devices like iontophoresis machines, can help reduce sweat by inhibiting sweat gland activity or altering skin conductivity.
Staying hydrated, wearing lightweight and breathable clothing, using antiperspirants, and seeking shade can help minimize excessive sweating in hot conditions.
Yes, sweating is a natural and important bodily function that helps regulate temperature, expel toxins, and can contribute to overall skin health, supporting a healthier body.
Sweating more during physical activity can have benefits such as improved cardiovascular health, enhanced detoxification, and better weight management, but it’s essential to maintain proper hydration and electrolyte balance.
Yes, sweating itself doesn’t directly burn calories, but engaging in activities that make you sweat, like exercise, can contribute to calorie burning and weight management by increasing your overall energy expenditure.
One potential disadvantage of excessive sweating is dehydration, as it can lead to the loss of essential fluids and electrolytes. Additionally, prolonged wetness on the skin may contribute to skin issues like irritation or bacterial growth.
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can be caused by various factors such as genetics, hormonal changes, certain medical conditions (like hyperthyroidism), medications, or simply an overactive nervous system triggering the sweat glands.
If you don’t sweat, your body would struggle to regulate its temperature efficiently, leading to an increased risk of overheating. This condition, known as anhidrosis, can result in heat-related illnesses and complications, as the body loses a crucial mechanism for cooling down.
If you experience sudden, unexplained changes in sweating patterns, night sweats, or excessive sweating without apparent cause, it’s advisable to consult a healthcare professional. Additionally, if sweating is accompanied by other symptoms like chest pain, dizziness, or shortness of breath, seeking medical attention is crucial.
Sweating can temporarily disrupt water balance by leading to fluid loss, but maintaining proper hydration helps restore this balance.
Sweating helps the body maintain homeostasis by dissipating heat through evaporation, preventing overheating and regulating core temperature.
The white residue on clothes from sweat is often caused by the combination of minerals in sweat, such as salt, with antiperspirant or deodorant residues, forming visible deposits upon drying.
Sweating can temporarily reduce facial oiliness by helping to clear out pores, but it doesn’t provide a long-term solution, and excessive sweating can potentially worsen skin issues.
Excessive sweating is referred to as hyperhidrosis.
Sweating can have benefits for face skin by temporarily flushing out impurities and promoting circulation, but proper skincare, cleansing, and hydration are essential for overall skin health.
Sweating every day is a natural and healthy process that helps regulate body temperature, expel toxins, and can contribute to cardiovascular fitness; however, maintaining good hygiene and replenishing fluids and electrolytes is important to prevent potential skin issues or dehydration.
Sweating can contribute to a temporary skin glow by promoting blood circulation and releasing impurities, but consistent skincare practices, including cleansing and moisturizing, play a more significant role in achieving a lasting healthy skin glow.
Sweating can help clear acne to some extent by opening up pores and expelling dirt, but it is crucial to cleanse the skin afterward to prevent the reabsorption of impurities, and overall acne management requires a comprehensive skincare routine.
Sweating can have anti-inflammatory effects as it promotes blood flow and releases certain compounds that may help reduce inflammation, but its impact may vary, and other factors such as overall health and individual responses play a role in the inflammatory response.
Sweating can contribute to a temporary reduction in blood pressure by promoting vasodilation and increasing blood flow to the skin, but long-term effects on blood pressure depend on various factors, including overall cardiovascular health and regular exercise.
Sweating itself is not a direct indicator of fat loss, as it primarily reflects the body’s cooling mechanism. While increased physical activity and sweating can contribute to calorie expenditure, sustainable fat loss is achieved through a combination of a balanced diet, regular exercise, and overall lifestyle choices.
While sweating is not the primary indicator of weight loss, engaging in regular physical activity that induces sweat can contribute to overall calorie expenditure and aid in weight loss when combined with a balanced diet.
No, sweating more does not necessarily indicate a faster metabolism; metabolism is influenced by various factors, including age, gender, genetics, and muscle mass.
Sweating itself doesn’t cause skin problems, but if sweat is not promptly cleansed or if it mixes with bacteria and oils, it can contribute to issues like acne or skin irritation.
Sweating can contribute to the removal of some toxins from the body, but its primary purpose is to regulate body temperature, and detoxification primarily occurs through the liver and kidneys.
Individuals may sweat less due to factors such as genetics, age, fitness level, or certain medical conditions that affect the sweat glands or regulatory mechanisms.
Surviving without sweating is challenging as sweating is a crucial mechanism for regulating body temperature; however, individuals with certain medical conditions might have impaired sweating but require careful temperature management.
Yes, paradoxically, dehydration can lead to increased sweating as the body attempts to cool itself down in the absence of adequate fluid levels.
Sweat rate is influenced by factors such as environmental temperature, humidity, individual fitness level, and genetic predisposition.
Sweating primarily results in the loss of water and electrolytes, including sodium, potassium, and chloride.
Yes, increased sweating requires additional water intake to prevent dehydration and maintain proper bodily functions.
Sweating in hot weather helps humans cool down by evaporating moisture from the skin, regulating body temperature and preventing overheating.
Maintaining body temperature is crucial for proper enzyme function, metabolic processes, and overall cellular function, as deviations from the normal temperature range can impair physiological activities.
Yes, sweating can lead to the loss of sodium, along with other electrolytes, and it’s important to replenish these through hydration and a balanced diet.
Sweat contains salt, particularly sodium chloride, because the body excretes electrolytes, helping to maintain the balance necessary for various physiological functions and contributing to the body’s cooling mechanism through evaporation.
When you let your sweat dry, the water evaporates, leaving behind salts and other substances that were dissolved in the sweat, which can contribute to the sensation of skin feeling sticky or leaving a residue.
To keep your skin dry from sweating, you can use antiperspirants, wear moisture-wicking clothing, stay hydrated, and maintain a cool environment to minimize sweating.
If you don’t wash your face after sweating, the accumulated sweat, bacteria, and oils can clog pores, potentially leading to acne, skin irritation, or exacerbating existing skin conditions.
To reduce sweating naturally, you can stay hydrated, manage stress, maintain a healthy weight, wear breathable fabrics, use natural antiperspirants like alum stone or witch hazel, and incorporate certain herbs like sage into your diet, but it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice.
To control face sweat, you can use oil-free and non-comedogenic skincare products, blot excess sweat with facial tissues or oil-absorbing sheets, apply a mattifying primer or powder, and consider using antiperspirant wipes or prescription medications under the guidance of a dermatologist.
Sweating itself doesn’t change skin tone, but the temporary increase in blood flow during exercise and sweating can give a flushed or rosy appearance to the skin, which is not a permanent change in skin tone.
Yes, sweating has health benefits, including regulating body temperature, expelling toxins, promoting circulation, and supporting cardiovascular fitness through physical activity.
Feeling better after sweating may be attributed to the release of endorphins during exercise, improved blood circulation, and the sense of accomplishment from physical activity, contributing to enhanced mood and well-being.
Sweating itself doesn’t directly cause acne, but if sweat mixes with oils and bacteria on the skin and isn’t promptly cleansed, it can contribute to clogged pores and potentially exacerbate acne. Proper post-exercise hygiene is important to minimize this risk.
Regular, moderate exercise and sweating can support a healthy immune system by promoting good circulation, reducing inflammation, and contributing to overall well-being; however, excessive exercise without proper recovery may temporarily suppress the immune system.

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