Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition defined a sweating beyond what is necessary to cool the body. It is a bothersome and embarrassing condition affecting at least 1% of all men and women. People who suffer from it are usually frustrated from trying all forms of deodorants and antiperspirants to fight it.
It usually starts in puberty and can quickly cause people to feel shy in social gatherings.
Handshakes are avoided, cleaning bills are huge, clothes become stained, and the most outgoing person can feel tentative in simple day-to-day outings. Sweat can affect gripping things, a potentially dangerous situation.
Excessive sweating can show up in your underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) or on the palms of your hands and soles of your feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis).
What Causes Excessive Sweating?
The exact cause of excessive sweating is unknown, but there are lots of factors that can contribute to it. It tends to run in families. Some neurologic, metabolic, or systemic diseases are linked to excessive sweating.
More commonly, heat and high emotions are the usual suspects in triggering unwanted perspiration. Unfortunately, the more you sweat in social situations, the more aware of it you become, the more nervous you become. It's a vicious cycle that many know all too well.
Tired of Failed Remedies?
People who suffer from excessive sweating will typically try every sort of commercial deodorant or antiperspirant that they can get their hands on. Most assume they just haven't found the one that "works for me." The unfortunate reality is that they are fundamentally and chemically pretty similar. If one fails, most others will fail for the same reasons.
Some people have tried prescription-strength antiperspirants, which contain more aluminum chloride than over-the-counter products. These can yield some results, but can also lead to itching or burning in the areas that you apply it on. These products also cost 3-4 times more than over-the-counter products.
You probably already know that nerve blocker's can reduce lines on your face. But did you know they can also help hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating?
Here's how it works: nerve blockers interfere with the transmission of signals from nerves to sweat glands. With no nerve impulses telling the glands to make sweat, your gland dries up.This can be used to finally control the sweating in your underarms, palms of your hands, and the soles of your feet.
The simple procedure involves a few tiny injections into the skin using a very short needle. We can treat your underarms in about 10 minutes, or treat your palms or soles in about 20 minutes.
You're a good candidate for nerve blocking treatments if you want to control unwanted sweating and if deodorants have failed you in the past. It is only a bad idea if you have a pre-existing nerve or muscle disorders such as myaesthenia gravis, Eaton-Lambert syndrome, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
You will start to notice significant improvements anywhere from 2 to 7 days after your first treatment. The effects of a single treatment can last anywhere from 3 to 12 months.
Our knowledgeable and experienced staff can help you with your excessive sweating today. You can contact us by calling 905.853.3200 or you can click here to book an appointment.