Axillary Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by abnormal sweat production in the armpits beyond what is normally required for regulation of body temperature. This condition affects around 3% of the world’s population, and at least 900,000 Canadians. Many of these have tried powerful, aluminum-based antiperspirants, medications and even special sweat pads placed in their clothes. None of these solutions solve the problem and commonly, people want to avoid applying high doses of Aluminum to their skin. This common health issue takes an emotional toll on sufferers, affecting self-confidence and productivity. Hyperhidrosis has the ability to impact one’s quality of life by interfering with work productivity, social activities and wardrobe choices.
What exactly is excessive underarm sweating all about? Hyperhidrosis is generally divided into two classes of causes: Primary (or essential) hyperhidrosis has no known cause, while Secondary hyperhidrosis is caused by known factors, such as hyperthyroidism, or other endocrine illness, obesity, or menopause. If you are concerned about symptoms like these, it is important that you have a full medical check up with your primary physician to rule out these causes of secondary hyperhidrosis.
One of the most common areas of treatment for primary Hyperhidrosis is the underarm area, while hands, feet and face can also show signs of excessive sweating. The good news is, people with Hyperhidrosis no longer have to live with it because an effective, non-surgical solution is available.
Both Health Canada and the FDA have approved Botox as a treatment for primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis. If your physician approves you as a candidate for hyperhydrosis treatment through injections, you may effectively reduce symptoms for 4 months or more without surgery or oral medications.
Men and women suffering from excessive underarm sweating in the Greater Toronto Area, finally have an effective treatment option more powerful and long-lasting than the leading, medical anti-perspirants on the market. At Philosophy of Beauty we are pleased to offer reduction of excess underarm sweating also known as, Hyperhidrosis.
By temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands, your doctor can prevent sweat from being produced in the treatment area for months at a time. After treatment, the sweat glands producing excessive perspiration stop receiving stimulation and slow function for a time. You do not need to worry that natural sweating will be backed up or that halting axillary sweat is unhealthy- the sweat glands simply produce much less moisture after treatment. When the sweat glands no longer receive these chemical signals, severe sweating is reduced by 80% or more on average.
You’ll receive topical numbing treatment then quick, shallow injections. The product is injected just below the surface of the skin in the axillary area in a grid pattern, 1 to 2 centimetres apart.
Tiny pinpricks may be felt and an anaesthetic cream can be applied beforehand to numb the skin but most people find the treatment only mildly uncomfortable and the results are well worth it.
- Safe treatment with no associated downtime
- Effective relief from excessive sweating problems
- Covered by most insurance plans
- While topical solutions only work on a short-term basis, Botox offers relief from hyperhidrosis for an average of seven months
- Simple and fast remedy, with quick results
Treatment for Hyperhidrosis of the underarms typically takes between 10-20 minutes to perform.
On average, there is an over 80% decrease of sweat production in the underarm area that lasts for 7 months or more on average. Many patients can go up to 12 months, however, before returning for another treatment. Unfortunately, injections alone cannot cure hyperhidrosis permanently, but the symptoms can reduce drastically and return very gradually allowing long periods of relief and a return to the enjoyment of daily life and activities.
Statistics from published research studies have shown that repeat treatment is safe and effective for Hyperhidrosis and it remains the easiest solution available for many people.
Although a reduction in sweating will be noticeable within the first few days, it takes around 7-14 days to appreciate full effectiveness. We recommend a follow up visit within a few weeks to catch any glands which may have been missed.
Compared with many other options, the negative aspects of treatment for Hyperhidrosis are minor. Botox has been extensively researched and used in the medical field for over 20 years in Canada. Your practitioner will provide you will a full list of risks and possible side effects to know about before you proceed with treatment. Individual assessment with a physician is required before undergoing this treatment.
Aside from mild discomfort at the time of treatment, minor bruising or swelling at the injection site following treatment are possible. We offer Sinecch pills, which are a natural therapy to help to decrease bruising.
As there are very few restrictions regarding treatments for Hyperhidrosis, many people suffering from excessive sweat problems in the underarm area are good candidates for the treatment.
The injection option is especially beneficial for those who have not had success with prescription oral medications, antiperspirants, and other topical treatments to cure excessive sweating problems. This treatment is not recommended for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a neurological disorder, or allergy to the ingredients in the botulinum toxin formulation, specifically albumin. Because we believe that much of looking beautiful has to do with feeling good on the inside and out, treatment for Hyperhidrosis in Toronto is available at Philosophy of Beauty.
If you have been diagnosed with Hyperhidrosis, almost all private drug plans will cover the medication portion of your treatment. At Philosophy of Beauty, we accept insurance for services related to Hyperhidrosis. Botox Cosmetic is available at Philosophy of Beauty, along with numerous products and options. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our medical practitioners to customize a treatment plan right for you. Conveniently located in Vaughan, we proudly service clients in the Thornhill and Toronto areas, helping them look and feel their best!