Treating hyperhidrosis with Botox injections
At Remington Laser Dermatology Centre, we provide a services for new and existing patients who are dealing with chronic and excessive sweating. This condition, also known as “hyperhidrosis,” is a medical issue that can become extremely bothersome. Patients may experience continued and severe sweating of the underarms, hands, and feet. Men and women who deal with hyperhidrosis often find themselves wearing darker clothing to reduce the appearance of excess sweat, or avoid social situations altogether. Drs. Todd Remington and Kent Remington of the Calgary, AB area want to help these individuals by getting them a proper diagnosis and educating them on the benefits of Botox injections.
What is Botox?
Many patients think of antiaging when they hear the brand “Botox.” However, Botox is a medication that has been used for years in a variety of different medical uses. For example, not only does it reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds when injected into the muscles of the face, but it is also used for the treatment of cervical dystonia, chronic migraines, and an overactive bladder. This medication is formulated with botulinum toxin type A and is classified as a neuromodulator. When Botox is injected into the areas where excessive sweating has been a concern, it can provide results within days that will last several months. The results are not permanent, however, so reinjection is needed regularly to keep the skin dry. Patients who use Botox injections alongside professional-strength antiperspirants will find the most relief from their condition.
What other treatments are available?
While there are other treatments available on the market, including surgery, the only option at our practice is that of Botox injections. Many patients find that this conservative, minimally-invasive method works great at addressing the condition without patients requiring surgery.
Discover an effective solution for hyperhidrosis
Calgary, AB patients can work with the team at Remington Laser Dermatology Centre to get a proper diagnosis of their condition and discuss Botox treatment. Drs. Todd Remington and Kent Remington are pleased to help area patients feel more confident in their skin, even with hyperhidrosis. The practice is conveniently located at 150-7220 Fisher Street SE.
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