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Excessive Sweating

*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 a safe, effective solution is available without a prescription.*
*While the exact cause of hyperhidrosis is unknown, Botox has been found to be a safe and effective product to treat the condition. Both Health Canada and the FDA have approved Botox as a treatment for primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis though it is often used off-label to treat other areas and conditions such sweating in the hands and feet, Raynaud’s syndrome or muscle spasms.*

Disclaimer: Similar and/or permanent results are not guaranteed based on the treatment/procedure and may vary from patient to patient, based on multiple factors, including genetics and lifestyle of each patient. View full disclaimer.

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Hyperhidrosis Treatment

*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 Botox for reduction of excess underarm sweating also known as, Hyperhidrosis.*

Frequently Asked Questions

1How does Botox work to treat Hyperhidrosis?
*Botox is a purified protein that helps control sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands, thereby preventing sweat from being produced in the treatment area. When Botox is injected into the underarm area, it acts as an inhibitor. You do not need to worry that natural sweating is backed up or unhealthy- the sweat glands simply produce much less. When the sweat glands no longer receive these chemical signals, severe sweating is reduced by 80% or more on average.*
2What is the treatment process?
*Botox injections are given in tiny, micro-doses with very fine needles. The product is injected just below the surface of the skin in the axillary area in a grid pattern, 1 to 2 centimeters 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.*
3What are the benefits of Botox when used to treat Hyperhidrosis?
  • 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
4How long does the treatment take?
*Botox treatment for Hyperhidrosis of the underarms typically takes between 10-20 minutes to perform.*

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How Long Do The Effects Last?

*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, Botox injections cannot cure hyperhidrosis permanently, but the symptoms will reduce drastically and return very gradually allowing long periods of relief and a return to enjoyment of daily life and activities.*

*Statistics from published research studies have shown that repeat treatment with Botox is safe and effective for Hyperhidrosis and it remains the easiest, safest and most effective solution available.*

Frequently Asked Questions

1How long does it take to see results with this treatment?
*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.*
2What are common side effects of Botox to treat Hyperhidrosis?
*Compared with many other options, the negative aspects of Botox treatment for Hyperhidrosis are extremely minor. Botox has been extensively researched and used in the medical field for over 20 years in Canada.*
*Aside from mild discomfort at the time of treatment, there may be minor bruising or swelling at the injection site following the treatment. We offer Sinecch pills, which are a natural therapy to help to decrease bruising.*
3Who is a good candidate for this treatment?
*As there are very few restrictions regarding Botox treatments for Hyperhidrosis, almost anyone who is suffering from excessive sweat particularly in the underarm area, is a good candidate for the treatment.*
*Botox is especially beneficial for those who have not had success with prescription medications, antiperspirants, and other topical treatments to treat excessive sweating problems. Botox 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, Botox treatment for Hyperhidrosis is a popular choice 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 Botox services related to Hyperhidrosis. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our medical experts 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!*

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