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Botox for Excessive Sweating

Did you know that excessive sweating affects approximately 2.8% of the population or about 952,000 Canadians? 

If you think that you are sweating too much, a sweat management specialist can determine if you have a medical condition called hyperhidrosis and give you effective treatment options that can help you regain control of your life.

Get the Facts

If you are sweating too much you might not know that you could be suffering from hyperhidrosis - a real medical condition that is treatable. Talking to a doctor about excessive sweating may make you uncomfortable, since studies show that:

  • Most sufferers feel that hyperhidrosis impairs their confidence, and feel that the condition has impacted their ability to develop relationships.
  • Most peope suffering from hyperhydrosis are affected emotionally and physically by their condition in a very significant way.
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If you think that you are sweating too much, a sweat management specialist can determine if you have a medical condition called hyperhidrosis and give you effective treatment options that can help you regain control of your life.

Get the Facts

If you are sweating too much you might not know that you could be suffering from hyperhidrosis - a real medical condition that is treatable. Talking to a doctor about excessive sweating may make you uncomfortable, since studies show that:

Most sufferers feel that hyperhidrosis impairs their confidence, and feel that the condition has impacted their ability to develop relationships.
Most peope suffering from hyperhydrosis are affected emotionally and physically by their condition in a very significant way.



Hyperhidrosis Defined

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a medical condition described as: sweating beyond what is necessary to cool the body.

  • It most commonly affects the hands, feet, face, and underarms.

Types of Hyperhidrosis

Treatment options for hyperhidrosis depend on which of the following 2 types of hyperhidrosis is affecting you:

  • Primary hyperhidrosis, also called focal hyperhidrosis, affects specific areas such as the underarms, palms, feet, and face. It is caused by a malfunction within the sympathetic nervous system that overstimulates the nerves that cause the sweat glands to produce more sweat.
  • Secondary hyperhidrosis, also called generalized hyperhidrosis, usually affects the entire body. It is caused by medication or another medical condition such as menopause, metabolic disorders, neurological disorders, or infections.

Diagnosing Hyperhidrosis

A diagnosis from a sweat management specialist can help to determine your best treatment for excessive sweating. Once secondary hyperhidrosis has been ruled out, a quick and simple way to assess primary hyperhidrosis is to perform a qualitative measure of the severity of your sweating based on how it affects your daily activities. Using the Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale (HDSS),6 you select the statement that best reflects your experience with sweating.

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Hyperhidrosis Defined

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a medical condition described as: sweating beyond what is necessary to cool the body. 

  • It most commonly affects the hands, feet, face, and underarms.

Types of Hyperhidrosis

Treatment options for hyperhidrosis depend on which of the following 2 types of hyperhidrosis is affecting you:

  • Primary hyperhidrosis, also called focal hyperhidrosis, affects specific areas such as the underarms, palms, feet, and face. It is caused by a malfunction within the sympathetic nervous system that overstimulates the nerves that cause the sweat glands to produce more sweat.
  • Secondary hyperhidrosis, also called generalized hyperhidrosis, usually affects the entire body. It is caused by medication or another medical condition such as menopause, metabolic disorders, neurological disorders, or infections.

Diagnosing Hyperhidrosis

A diagnosis from a sweat management specialist can help to determine your best treatment for excessive sweating. Once secondary hyperhidrosis has been ruled out, a quick and simple way to assess primary hyperhidrosis is to perform a qualitative measure of the severity of your sweating based on how it affects your daily activities. Using the Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale (HDSS),6 you select the statement that best reflects your experience with sweating.


Treatment Options


The good news is that a sweat management specialist can find a solution to your problem with excessive sweating. There is no single "right" way to treat hyperhidrosis. Here is an overview of treatment options:



Topical Antiperspirants can be used on the palms, feet, and underarms to temporarily block the sweat ducts to stop sweat from being released. Focal Injections interrupt the signals from the nerve to the sweat glands and are indicated for underarm hyperhidrosis.7 Iontophoresis may be recommended for hand (palmar) or feet (plantar) hyperhidrosis. Iontophoresis devices send a low-intensity electric current to the affected areas to disrupt the function of the sweat glands. Surgery is usually a last resort for people with severe underarm, hand, or head hyperhidrosis that does not respond to non-surgical treatments. There are 2 types:

  • Endoscopic sympathectomy involves cutting or clipping the nerves that cause abnormal sweating and can often be performed on an outpatient basis
  • Surgical excision removes the axillary sweat glands