Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrose

Also known as excessive sweating, hyperhidrosis affects nearly one million Canadians. It is spoken about more often today because it is more common and effective treatments are now available. Nevertheless, many are still hesitant about going for a consultation, often because they do not realize that there is a solution, but mostly out of embarrassment.

Also known as excessive sweating, hyperhidrosis affects nearly one million Canadians. It is spoken about more often today because it is more common and effective treatments are now available. Nevertheless, many are still hesitant about going for a consultation, often because they do not realize that there is a solution, but mostly out of embarrassment.

In order to provide the best treatment, the doctor must first determine the cause of the hyperhidrosis. For a case of primary hyperhidrosis, or in a specific area of the body, he could prescribe an antiperspirant with a high level of aluminum for a few days. You may then continue this treatment according to your needs. However, when the antiperspirants are ineffective or inappropriate, or should there be any side effects, Botox® injections may be suggested. Using a very fine needle, a small dose of the medication is injected at armpit level to cover the problem area to possibly block the link between the nerves and the sweat glands.

Possible treatments

Botox Cosmetic

Botox Cosmetic® is an aesthetic treatment by injection for expression lines to temporarily relax facial muscles.

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Hyperhidrose

miraDry®

miraDry® is a permanent, immediate and nonsurgical treatment that significantly reduces underarm sweat.

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