Nobody likes to sweat. Except maybe at the gym; where sweat is just your fat crying. But when you are in the office or on the go, sweat patches under the arms or lower back are not a good look. Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis as it’s officially called, is a problem that can range from small, annoying, uncomfortable (and embarrassing) sweat patches on your shirt, to a full-blown situation that leaves severe sufferers to social withdrawal, or even severe depression.
But there’s a treatment that can change all that. And it’s not what you might think. It’s a treatment that’s normally associated with wrinkles. So what the hell do wrinkles and sweating have in common?
Botulinum Toxin (Botox® or Dysport®) is a very effective treatment for excessive sweating. Botulinum Toxin 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. Injections are very shallow, meaning that the medicine is injected just below the surface of the skin, where it remains. Treatment results last anywhere from 4-9 months (individual results vary).
So what does all that mean? Well, have your Hyperhidrosis treatment in October and, depending on your individual severity, you should be sweat free until the same time next year. Imagine, no more sweat patches, no uncomfortable body excretions on those hot, summer days. Say goodbye to body odour (or maybe shuffle your man along to get rid of his situation). Honestly, it’s one of those treatments you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. You’ll need a consultation though, as individual results will vary. So give us a call and let us help you put an end to all this sweaty, smelly business!