Hyperhidrosis is a fairly common condition, but that doesn’t make it any easier to live with. If you suffer from excessive sweating and think you may have hyperhidrosis, treatment is available at DermaNuva Skin Laser and Health in Olds, Alberta. Simply contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more!
Living with Hyperhidrosis
While there are no rules defining “normal” amounts of sweating, there are ways to know if you should seek professional treatment.
- Sweating when it’s not hot and you haven’t exerted yourself
- Sweating during the day but no sweating at night
- Excessive sweating in just one area, such as the palms or soles of the feet
- Noticeable sweating that constantly soaks through clothing
In addition to these general symptoms of the condition itself, the constant sweating can cause secondary symptoms, including:
- Constant worry about stained clothing
- Self-consciousness in social situations
- Recurring skin problems, such as fungal infections
- Unusually strong body odor
The Downsides of Hyperhidrosis
Interfering with Your Life
If you suffer from this condition, you may frequently find your wardrobe choices revolving entirely around what clothes will hide sweat stains most effectively. You may end up adjusting your social life to maintain a comfortable distance from others just so they won’t notice your excessive sweating.
You may also find it hard to do your job well, especially if you have to hold tools or use keyboards and find that your hands are constantly sweaty. The sweating can even make it hard to drive.
Interfering with Your Finances
You may have thrown away countless dollars already on worthless deodorants and antiperspirants in an attempt to find something that will address the problem. You may also be literally washing your hard-earned money down the drain as you shower and wash your clothes more often than normal.
Interfering with Your Health
If you don’t take part in exercise because you’re afraid it’ll make the sweating worse, the long-term consequences to your health can be devastating. The same is true if you avoid healthful hobbies, like dancing, that can relieve stress and build fitness.
The Benefits of Professional Treatment
At-home remedies and coping mechanisms can’t relieve the many downsides of hyperhidrosis. But professional treatment can. At DermaNuva Skin Laser and Health, we provide effective, simple treatment for this condition through BOTOX® injections. BOTOX® works by stopping the message from the nerves signaling your sweat glands to “turn on.”
Unlike frequent showers or prescription antiperspirants, professional treatment with BOTOX® is designed to actually stop the sweating. However, individual results can vary. A simple injection treatment could last for months, depending on the person and situation, and treatments can be repeated as needed for ongoing benefits.