What Is Hyperhidrosis and How Can It Be Treated?

Patients who deal with excessive sweating may be diagnosed with a condition known as hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is a disorder in which the sweat glands produce much more sweat than is necessary to keep the body cool. Sweating can occur from the underarms, the hands, or the feet. In most situations, hyperhidrosis continues throughout one’s life and can impact their life in a variety of ways, including embarrassment and stained, ruined clothing. Thankfully, with continued advances in modern medicine and the field of dermatology, patients with hyperhidrosis can feel confidence again with the use of neurotoxins.

What is a neurotoxin?

Neurotoxins are medications such as Botox that can be injected into areas of the body to achieve certain improvements. It is common known as the facial muscle treatment used to address fine lines and wrinkles, specifically as an anti-aging solution. It is also used in other areas of medicine, and can treat chronic migraines, cervical dystonia, and overactive bladder. Additionally, it can address hyperhidrosis. This injection reduces the reaction of the sweat glands that can cause excessive sweating, allowing patients to keep their hyperhidrosis under control. With routine injections in the trouble areas, patients can regain their life and take care of their condition once and for all!

How long do neurotoxins last?

Treatment for hyperhidrosis with neurotoxins is not a permanent fix. Patients will need to come into the Remington Laser Dermatology Centre on a routine basis to have reinjections completed. In most cases, patients can go six months before reinjection is required. With injections twice a year, most patients can keep their condition under control and relieve themselves of the embarrassment and problems associated with excessive sweating.

Ready to reduce sweat and feel confidence again?

Contact the Remington Laser Dermatology Centre of Calgary, AB to schedule a consultation appointment and initial evaluation with Drs. Todd and Kent Remington. Patients in and around the community can obtain treatment for hyperhidrosis and a variety of other conditions that can impact the skin, hair, nails, or body. We are conveniently located at 150-7220 Fisher Street SE and can be reached at (403) 255-1633.

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