Sweating disrupts your daily routine.
Sweating causes emotional distress or social withdrawal.
You suddenly begin to sweat more than usual.
You experience night sweats for no apparent reason.
WHAT IS HYPERHIDROSIS?
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a common disorder - an estimated 2%-3% of Americans suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) or of the palms and soles of the feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis). The condition can be due to an underlying health condition, or have no apparent cause.
IS THIS TREATMENT COVERED BY OHIP OR MY INSURANCE PLAN?
The consultation and assessment of excess sweating or hyperhidrosis is covered by OHIP with our Medical Doctors.
The BOTOX® medication is typically covered by the majority of private drug plans, and an additional injection fee of $199 is charged to the patient for performing the procedure.
HOW DO NEUROMODULATORS WORK TO STOP SWEATING?
The easiest way to tackle excessive sweating is with an antiperspirant, which most people already use on a daily basis. Most antiperspirants contain aluminum salts. When you roll them onto your skin, antiperspirants form a plug that blocks perspiration. When that does not work, neuromodulators could be a treatment option for you.
Neurotoxin Injection is FDA-approved for treating excessive sweating of the underarms, but some doctors may also use it on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Neurotoxin Injections works by preventing the release of a chemical (acetylcholine) that signals the sweat glands to activate. You may need to have several neurotoxin injections, but the results can last for almost a year.
The Truth about Excessive Sweating
Hyperhidrosis is a condition where sufferers experience excessive perspiration. While usually localized in the underarms, face, hands and feet, hyperhidrosis can also be generalized throughout the entire body. It is not uncommon for those with hyperhidrosis to go through several changes of clothing throughout the day and often has a negative effect on self-esteem.
In more severe cases, it can lead to painful and irritating skin conditions, such as fungal and bacterial infections. Despite the social stigma attached to sweating, few sufferers have spoken about it with their doctor or even know about any treatment options.
HOW IS BOTOX PERFORMED?
Step One - Consultation: Consult with our Medical Physician Specialist to consult on your medical history, goals, assess the area you would like treated, and answer any questions you have.
Step Two - Injection: Injection can happen the same day as the consultation or you may book a follow-up injection visit. Our injector specialist determines injection areas based on your goals and anatomy. Upon injection, a micro-needle is used to create small injection sites into the muscle that’s being treated.
Step Three - Recovery & Results: There is no down time, but the injection site may be a bit red with some swelling/bruising which will subside in a few days. It can take up to 2-6 days to fully take effect, and can last anywhere between 6-12 months, depending on the client. Each person treats to these neurotoxins differently and therefore everyone’s dosing will be different.
Our comprehensive, holistic approach to your health and beauty
Our medical team will provide a comprehensive diagnosis and assessment of the area you would like to perform any procedure. We will discuss all the available options that can either be paired or added for an integrated care of your health and beauty - an approach that will treat you from the inside out. Our team offers naturopathy which can assess your nutrition/diet/lifestyle for optimal skin health, IV therapy and vitamin infusions for rejuvenated skin, medical facials including microneedling and hydrafacials, and more.
All new clients will consult with a certified and trained medical staff in order to properly assess the preferred area of treatment.