While it’s not uncommon to sweat after extensive exercise or time spent outdoors on a hot day, it is a concern when sweating occurs all the time. This may be a sign of a condition known as hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, can be an embarrassing condition for men and women. The condition can cause patients to feel self-conscious about sweating in certain social situations. This condition can also cause patients to regularly stain their clothes and reconsider wearing specific colored clothing that may show sweat easier than others. However, hyperhidrosis does not have to negatively impact your life! With treatment at Remington Laser Dermatology Centre, patients have options available to them to consider.
How is hyperhidrosis treated?
At Remington Laser Dermatology Centre, we are pleased to offer an affordable and reliable option through injections of Botox. While most patients think of Botox as an anti-aging solution, it can also be used to treat hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is caused by overactive sweat glands. When Botox, a neuromodulator, is injected into these areas, it can reduce the chemical messenger known as acetylcholine, which causes the stimulation of sweat glands. When the stimulation from the chemical messenger is not received, the sweat will not occur.
How long will treatment last?
Botox is not a permanent solution to hyperhidrosis in the same was as surgical intervention can be. Instead, Botox provides a temporary option that will last several months. To maintain the results, patients will need to visit Remington Laser Dermatology Centre on a regular basis to have injections completed. With routine injections, most patients can keep their hyperhidrosis under control and live their life without the embarrassment of sweat stains!
Is Botox right for me?
The best way to determine if Botox injections can help you with your condition is to schedule a consultation and initial evaluation with our team. With a proper diagnosis and evaluation, our doctors can make the best recommendations for patients.
Contact Remington Laser Dermatology Centre today!
If you have been struggling with hyperhidrosis and are considering Botox injections, we welcome you to make an appointment at our facility, conveniently located at 150 – 7220 Fisher Street, SE in Calgary, AB. Drs. Todd and Kent Remington work closely with patients to help them look and feel their best!