Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

What It Is

Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, occurs when the nerves that control the body’s sweat glands become overly stimulated and produces excess sweat. You may notice that your clothing is wetter or has an odour from this sweat overproduction. This may occur in the armpits, chest, back, or palms. It is a relatively common condition and is not life threatening or dangerous. However, the condition can be embarrassing and negatively impact your confidence and self image. Many patients try to control the excess sweat production with the use of over-the-counter products such as antiperspirant and deodorant, however will still experience sweating in abundance. More often than not, these remedies simply do not work or alleviate the symptoms of patients with hyperhidrosis.

How It’s Treated

Non-Laser Treatments

  • Botox InjectionsBotox injections targets the symptoms associated with hyperhidrosis by temporarily blocking the nerves that control the production of sweat in your sweat glands. When these signals to your sweat glands are blocked, excess sweating will also be stopped. The injection of Botox for hyperhidrosis will affect only the treatment area, so you will continue to sweat elsewhere. The injections do not harm the body in any way and sweat does not get blocked or go elsewhere because the Botox will prevent the production of sweat from occurring in the first place. Botox injections are the only clinically approved injectable for this condition, available to patients via prescription. To see if this procedure is right for you, book your consultation with Dr. Jain at Fairview Laser today!