EXCESSIVE SWEATING (HYPERHIDROSIS)
When it’s hot, keeping it cool is what our body likes to do. Our body produces sweat to cool itself down to maintain a steady temperature. We have all felt the drip from being in a hot and humid place or just exercising, but when does sweating become excessive (hyperhidrosis)?
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis, also know as excessive sweating, is characterized by excess sweating beyond what is needed to cool down the body. People with hyperhidrosis tend to sweat more in the armpit, forehead, palms and soles when it’s hot. It can lead to large stains on clothing leading to anxiety and embarrassment.
The good news is that hyperhidrosis is a treatable condition.
What treatments are available?
Our clinic offers Botox Therapeutic as a solution to excessive sweating. This treatment is very effective because it targets sweating at its source unlike topical skin treatments.
- How common is hyperhidrosis?
The Canadian Dermatology Association estimates that 950,000 Canadians have hyperhidrosis.
- How long does the procedure last?
Botox Treatment of hyperhidrosis is done in one visit.
- Are there other approaches in dealing with hyperhidrosis?
Yes, topical treatments, Botox, or even surgery depending on the severity of your hyperhidrosis. Seeing a medical professional is recommended to evaluate your condition.
- Is it covered by MSP?
Botox Therapeutic is not covered under MSP. However, many extended health plans do cover the medication cost.
Come and visit our clinic to treat your hyperhidrosis.
Book a free consultation today. Call us at 604-284-5501 if you have any questions. Our friendly trained staff will help you every step of the way