Excessive sweating is extremely embarrassing and a hassle.
You put a nice clean shirt on and before you even get to work you’ve got huge wet circles under your arms. You don’t dare wear a white shirt because it shows the wet marks.
The medical term for excessive sweating is hyperhidrosis. This is a condition that affects 2.8% of the population.
People try high-powered anti-perspirants, Drysol, and even medications but they don’t make much difference.
One of the most effective treatments for hyperhidrosis is BOTOX® injections. For excessive sweating in the armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis if you want to be technical), 95% people responded to BOTOX® in a clinical study.
If you’ve read my earlier posts on botox, you know that in cosmetic use, it lasts around 3 months at first, gradually increasing to 4, 5, and 6 months. In hyperhidrosis, the first treatment lasts around 7 months!
For hyperhidrosis sufferers, 7 months without it would be a dream come true.
In Canada, the company that makes BOTOX®, Allergan, has worked closely with insurance companies to streamline the process for patients to get this treatment. Most people with extended health benefits can get BOTOX® covered by their insurance companies (GreenShield being a notable exception).
I am now doing BOTOX® for hyperhidrosis. When you come to see me, you will have an assessment, including a questionnaire about your symptoms. Depending on the severity of your problem, we may proceed to treatment on the very same day! Your excessive sweating will be shut down within days.
You can learn more about hyperhidrosis by visiting this website.