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Do you often find yourself not participating in activities because of the embarrassment that excessive sweating brings with it? If excessive sweating is preventing you from enjoying your life, you need to know that you have options for treatment.

Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is probably more common than you may think. It may feel like you’re the only person in the world experiencing this confidence-squelching problem, but with almost one million Canadians – both men and women – experiencing this condition, you’re not alone.

What exactly is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a condition in which more sweat than is needed is excreted to adequately cool the body. It’s commonly a chronic problem, with the most obvious and embarrassing area affected being the underarm area. There are two forms of hyperhidrosis – primary and secondary.

Primary hyperhidrosis affects mainly the feet, palms, underarms and face. It is caused by the sympathetic nervous system sending signals to the nerves of the sweat glands, prompting them to increase sweat production unnecessarily.

Secondary hyperhidrosis affects the whole body and is primarily caused by certain medications, hormonal imbalances such as those caused by menopause, infections, metabolic conditions or neurological issues.

Diagnosis

The first step in conquering your hyperhidrosis is to seek help. Before you embark on any treatment, it’s important that you get a proper diagnosis of your excessive sweating. Jenny De Ruiter, our sweat management specialist,  can help you determine whether you’re experiencing primary or secondary hyperhidrosis, then work toward developing a treatment plan that’s right for you.

There’s no need to be embarrassed about seeking treatment; with an estimated 2.8% of the population experiencing symptoms, hyperhidrosis is much more common than you might think.

Treatment

There are products on the market that may offer temporary relief, but that’s the problem – it’s only temporary. Here at Briarwood, we can help you achieve freedom from your primary hyperhidrosis in the underarm region with fast, effective treatment that lasts for months.

Using Botox injections, Jenny can target the nerves that are causing the sweat gland over-stimulation, effectively blocking the nerve impulses and preventing excessive sweating from taking place. Botox injections are relatively painless and can be done on an outpatient basis, making them an excellent option for those with a busy lifestyle.

You owe it to yourself to take back your life from hyperhidrosis. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a confidential consultation with one of our specialists to determine if Botox for hyperhidrosis is the right choice for you.

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