Do you Suffer from Excessive Sweating / Hyperhidrosis?
Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis is a condition caused by overactive sweat glands.It is said to be found in 2.8% of the worlds population. There are no known causes for hyperhidrosis though there is some evidence of genetic inheritance.
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BOTOX® Therapeutic has been used for medical reasons for over 20 years. BOTOX® is used to treat excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis as well as for tension headaches and migraine headaches. BOTOX® Therapeutic has been used at BC laser for not only excessive sweating but by Dr Shah for pain management for a host of other medical conditions such as migraines and tension headaches. BC laser has been providing BOTOX® treatments in Surrey to clients from all over Vancouver and the Lower Mainland for over 11 years.
Benefits of BOTOX® treatments for sweating
The main benefits of BOTOX® treatments for sweating are:
- Relief from sweating for 4 to 18 months
- BOTOX® treatment in Vancouver may be covered by extended health companies. Injection Fees are usually not covered by extended health companies.
What to expect when getting a BOTOX® treatment for sweating:
BOTOX® treatment is a simple procedure that is done in office. Small injections of BOTOX® are placed at small intervals in the affected areas. The entire procedure is usually completed within 30 minutes.
Results from a BOTOX® treatment for sweating:
A week after getting your BOTOX® treatment for sweating you will notice that the sweating has been reduced substantially. The effects of the BOTOX® treatment may last anywhere from 4 to 18 months.
Types of excessive sweating:
Excessive hand sweating or palmar hyperhydrosis is the most common form of excessive sweating. It may be as simple as a little moisture on the hands to dripping wet hands. It can prevent you from doing the simplest of tasks and can affect a person both socially and emotionally.
Excessive foot sweating or plantar hyperhidrosis is also a common occurrence for people who are prone to excessive sweating. It can be embarrassing since there can be associated smells, frequent change of shoes and socks as well as the risks of nail fungus and other conditions.
Excessive armpit sweating or axillary hyperhidrosis is the type of sweating that is seen the most as people who have this condition are constantly embarrassed by odour, wet clothes and so on. The emotional and social toll can be devastating depending on the severity of the sweating.