At Synergy Centre - Dr. Maria Tetelbaum understands how distressing and embarrassing hyperhidrosis can be. As a family physician, Dr. Tetelbaum offers a range of effective and safe hyperhidrosis treatments, including Botox, to help minimize the symptoms of your condition and restore the quality of your life.
Imagine being embarrassed to attend any public event because of the large wet circles on your shirt or blouse. What a nuisance to have to take several shirts or tops to work every day to ensure that you look appropriate! Excessive underarm sweating has psychological, emotional, and social repercussions, and many do suffer from it. A huge dilemma is that the sweating causes the person to be nervous, which in turn causes even more sweating!
Hidrosis is a medical term which simply means “to sweat”. A person can be born with this condition or acquire it later on in life, usually after adolescence. The cause of this condition is still under speculation, but it is agreed that a major contributor to the problem is too many sweat glands.
In the majority of cases, hyperhidrosis has no obvious cause and is thought to be the result of a problem with the part of the nervous system that controls sweating.
One of the biggest challenges in treating hyperhidrosis is that in most cases, the patient is too embarrassed to seek help, believing their condition cannot improve. However, there are a number of effective treatments, including lifestyle changes and Botox, which may help minimize your symptoms and reduce any discomfort caused by hyperhidrosis.
Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis is usually considered when topical treatments such as antiperspirants and medications have been unsuccessful at alleviating the symptoms.
Botox is a safe and effective form of hyperhidrosis treatment and helps control sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate sweat glands. This prevents sweat from being produced in the treatment areas.
You will notice a reduction in sweating within the first few days but it can take up to 7 days for the Botox to take full effect.
The effects of this Botox treatment are long-lasting but not permanent. Typically, repeat treatments are required every 6-9 months.
Most patients are suitable for the Botox treatment. Those who are NOT candidates include patients who are pregnant , breast-feeding or have known allergies to Botox. There is no “down time” after the procedure is complete and normal daily activity may resume directly following treatment.
The initial consultation for this medical problem is covered under OHIP. Much of the cost of Botox® treatment is covered by most private medical plans.
If you’re tired of dealing with hyperhidrosis and only receiving temporarily and non-effective results, Botox treatment for your symptoms is a great option. You can now experience lifechanging results from this treatment and start avoiding embarrassing situations when out with family and friends!
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