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Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is treatable by Toronto dermatology practice
Hyperhidrosis, or in common terms excessive sweating, is a condition that negatively affects the quality of life for many people. Normal perspiration is healthy and offers cooling to the body in times of physical exertion, stress, or warmer temperatures. However, excessive sweating may cause difficulties for a person in social interactions and sometimes even just normal daily activities. Both men and women may experience a troublesome degree of sweating of their hands, feet, underarms, head, or anywhere on the body. Rather than struggling to keep clothes dry, or hide this embarrassing condition, residents in the Toronto area are encouraged to contact Dermatology on Bloor to find out if a neuromodulator is an appropriate treatment for their condition.
Although neuromodulators first became well-known as a treatment for wrinkles, it was approved by the FDA in 2004 for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. Neuromodulators are effective because they block the release of the chemical that tells the sweat glands when they should produce sweat. The duration of effectiveness from treatment depends on the individual and which body area is being treated. When a person considers the fact that overproduction of sweat glands can be controlled by having neuromodulator injections one or twice a year, it becomes a very attractive and cost-effective solution. Injections are virtually painless when a topical numbing agent is applied prior to the treatment.
Patients may fall into the category of overly active sweat glands if they are frequently changing clothes during the day due to perspiration; if they keep things readily available like extra clothes, deodorants or antiperspirants, or other tools to help with wetness; have tried numerous different products in an attempt to reduce sweating; or find themselves worrying too often about sweating and sweat stains. Though sweating is a necessary and natural body function, one shouldn’t struggle to live a normal life because of it.
If you have questions about neuromodulator treatments or are interested in a personal consultation, call Dermatology on Bloor to schedule an appointment with one of our qualified and experienced dermatologists. Drs. Hanna, Schachter, Curtis, Abdulla, Pollack and Taradash are available to help patients achieve more self-esteem and confidence with treatment of this and many other dermatologic concerns.