Excessive Sweating Treatment in Toronto & Thornhill
Excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, is embarrassing and can quickly cause damage to clothing. Sweat is produced naturally to control body temperature, but sometimes the nerves that control the sweat glands become overactive.
The effects can be socially very undesirable for anyone with this problem, with damp patches on clothing, sweaty palms, excessive sweating of the feet, and perspiration on the face all having a negative effect on self-esteem.
There are several ways in which excessive sweating can be treated, but in recent years Botox injections have come to be appreciated for their effectiveness and in Toronto and Thornhill Angel Gloss Clinic is the best place for helping you in this regard.
In the same way that Botox blocks communications between nerves and facial muscles for those who wish to lose their wrinkles, injecting Botox will block the communication between nerves and sweat glands, and effectively reduce the sweating.
Any part of the body that sweats can safely be treated with Botox, including the underarms, the palms of your hands, the soles of your feet, your groin, and your scalp and forehead.
Before undertaking your treatment we arrange for a consultation with a dermatologist, who will assess your requirements and take all precautions to avoid any side effects.
We also need to discuss your medical history and use of medications, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal products.
As with the anti-wrinkle Botox treatment, tiny injections are made to the affected area in a process that usually takes between 10 and 20 minutes. A super-fine needle is used, and most people will feel only a minor pinprick, but if preferred an anaesthetic cream can be applied beforehand.
Mild discomfort may include slight bruising, and temporary muscle weakness if it is the hands and feet that are being injected. Side effects if any are similar to those experienced by patients undergoing Botox treatment for facial wrinkles and can include a dry mouth, tiredness, or a headache. These will pass within a few days.
As with the cosmetic use of Botox, the effects will only start to become noticeable around two days after the injections have taken place, with between one and two weeks before the full effects can be appreciated.
Sweating will however be reduced for at least six months, and possibly for a year, depending very much upon individual reaction. After that it is perfectly safe to undergo repeat treatments, for as long as you wish.
Note that your body will continue to produce sweat normally, and that the Botox treatment will not be bottling it up in your body. What the Botox is doing is preventing excessive sweating in specific areas, and as many people find that it is only certain areas that are causing them discomfort and embarrassment through sweating, the Botox injections are placing this natural bodily function under your control.
This form of Botox treatment is increasingly popular amongst all adult age groups, and for men and women. It has proven to greatly improve self-image and assurance in addition to allowing those who undergo the treatment considerably more flexibility in choosing the type of clothing and materials they wear.