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What causes excessive sweating?
About 950,000 Canadians are affected by hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), a condition that stops your sweat glands from shutting off and keeps you dripping sweat in abnormal situations. There are two different types of hyperhidrosis: primary and secondary.
Primary (focal) hyperhidrosis begins in childhood (around 12 years old) and has a familial link, though the cause is unknown and sufferers are typically otherwise healthy people. People with primary (focal) hyperhidrosis tend to have sweating localized to certain areas (e.g. hands, feet, face, underarms).
Secondary (generalized) hyperhidrosis results from medical conditions like nerve damage or menopause and/or medications and is characterized by sweating from your entire body.
We know that hyperhidrosis is hard on your self-esteem and wellbeing: it affects what you wear, where you go, how you work, and how you engage with the world.
End excessive sweating.
A small amount of Botox®️ is injected intradermally to the affected area using a very fine needle, placed just under the skin. Discomfort is minimal, but a topical numbing cream application before the injection is available.
An average in sweat reduction of 83% was experienced by 95% of patients, one-week post-treatment using Botox®️ focal injections, with results lasting up to 7 months or more.
According to the International Hyperhidrosis Society: “Botox is a natural, purified protein with the ability to temporarily block the secretion of the chemical that is responsible for ‘turning on’ the body’s sweat glands. By blocking, or interrupting, this chemical messenger, botulinum toxin ‘turns off’ sweating at the area where it has been injected.”
Why choose us?
With over two decades of experience treating hundreds of clients with hyperhidrosis, External Affairs has targeted expertise and extensive knowledge in injections.