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Don't Sweat the Petty Things, and Don't Pet the Sweaty Things

Updated: Apr 7, 2023

If you find yourself worrying about sweating, whether from underarm sweat stains, clammy hands and/or sweaty feet, then you most likely suffer from hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. Nearly one million Canadians suffer from this condition. The areas most affected by the condition are the hands, feet, and underarms, also known as palmar, plantar, and axillary hyperhidrosis. Normally the body produces sweat to regulate body temperature. With hyperhidrosis, the nerves that control the sweat glands become overactive and excess sweat is produced

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Excessive sweating whether it is from armpits or from the palms of the hands can have a significant impact on self esteem and can affect a person’s quality of life. Sweating is embarrassing. It stains clothes, ruins romance, and complicates business and social interactions. For patients with severe palmar (hand) hyperhidrosis, they may have difficulty holding a pen, gripping a steering wheel, or even shaking hands.

Botox® is an option to treat excessive sweating. Botox® temporarily blocks the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate sweat glands. When the sweat glands do not receive chemical signals, severe sweating is reduced. Sweat does not go anywhere or get baked up, it is simply not produced. Reduction of swelling begins to take effect in just a few days and results usually last about six months.

Meet William. William is a 38-year-old healthy man. He has been suffering with axillary hyperhidrosis since he was 16 years old. Before the pandemic, William packed an extra dress shirt and a stick of deodorant daily before leaving for work to cope with his excessive sweating. William had no idea that Botox® for armpit sweating was even an option. After one treatment of 200 units of Botox® to his armpits, William admitted that Botox® changed his life. His sweating has reduced significantly and in turn his self confidence in has increased.

As the hot humid Canadian summer is approaching, if you suffer from Hyperhidrosis, Botox® as an effective and non-invasive alternative.

Botox® for Hyperhidrosis is an advanced medical treatment that should only be performed by an expert aesthetic injector.


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