Hyperhidrosis, alternatively known as excessive sweating, is a condition where you experience persistent and uncontrollable sweating at nearly all hours of the day. People who experience hyperhidrosis often are incredibly embarrassed by their excessive sweating and find it difficult to perform some activities, especially if they experience excessive sweating on the palms of their hand (a common form of hyperhidrosis).
Between the physical discomfort, social discomfort, and emotional effects of hyperhidrosis, this is a serious condition that deserves medical attention from a caring and knowledgeable professional. If you are experience excessive sweating and live in the Toronto area, you can get that medical attention from Dr. Chivers at the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre. He and his staff are highly familiar with hyperhidrosis and have a strong track record of successfully reducing or removing the symptoms through treatment.
Candidates for hyperhidrosis treatment are patients that are in generally good health and experience excessive sweating in any portion of their body. Common places for excessive sweating are the underarms and palms, though it is possible that you may experience excessive sweating in other places. If you regularly have difficulty keeping clothing dry due to sweat production or have noticable wet spots on your clothing, you are likely a good candidate for this treatment.
The most common treatment for hyperhidrosis is a rather surprising one. Most hyperhydrosis patients are treated with Botox. Yes, this is the very same Botox that is commonly used in patients to remove or reduce lines and wrinkles.
The reason that Botox is used to treat hyperhidrosis has to do with the benefit it provides. Botox treatment relaxes the muscles and can block chemical signals sent along the nerves to sweat glands. As a result, patients simply release less sweat throughout the day.
Similar to Botox treatments for wrinkles, this treatment is performed without anesthetic and has almost no recovery and lingering pain associated with it. The treatment is simply a series of small shots that injects the Botox into the appropriate areas to reduce sweat production.
As with other Botox treatments, you will need to return to the clinic for additional treatments every few months in order to maintain the effects of the treatment. Without regular treatment, your body will revert to its normal state.
At the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre there is a policy that when any procedure is for reconstructive or medical purposes, it gets top priority. Hyperhidrosis definitely fits the bill. If you are experiencing hyperhidrosis, odds are that you feel highly embarrassed by it and that it is causing a negative effect on your life. We understand those feelings and every member of our staff will do everything in their power to help you feel better about yourself.
To start feeling better about yourself, all you need to do is schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Chivers. As a highly experienced medical professional, he is highly familiar with hyperhidrosis and can answer any and all questions you might have about both the condition and about the treatment. He will give you a thorough examination during the initial consultation and determine whether Botox treatment can help and what regimen you require if it will help. Once treatment starts, you will understand why the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre is the best source of hyperhidrosis treatment in Toronto.