Everyone will experience excessive sweating at times – whether it’s from a workout at the gym, extreme temperatures or an illness. Perspiration is important as it is our body’s own natural coolant and helps maintain a consistent body temperature. But for some, excessive sweating is an ongoing problem and a real condition known as hyperhidrosis. In essence, your sweat glands are overreacting to stimuli or simply producing more sweat than is needed.
This condition is often embarrassing for people and may impact your self-confidence and ability to socialize. The good news is that there are many treatment options, including the use of Botox®.
Instead of trying to hide sweat stains or avoid social situations entirely, you can consider the following options for your excessive sweating condition.
Antiperspirants – probably the most common solution, antiperspirants are available over the counter or through a prescription.
Iontophoresis – typically used for excessive sweating of your palms or feet, the treatment involves placing your hands or feet in shallow water while a mild electrical current passes through the water. The number of treatments you need will vary based on the severity of your condition.
Botox® - this injectable medication often used to treat wrinkles is also approved for treating excessive sweating of the underarms.
Prescription medications – may be useful as a short-term solution for a special event
Surgery – typically seen as a last resort. Other non-invasive methods are typically considered first.
Calgary Vein & Laser is pleased to offer Botox® treatments for excessive sweating. If you would like to know more, please contact us.