Help for hyperhidrosis in CalgaryAccording to the Canadian Dermatology Association, three percent of our country’s population (about 950,000 women and men) deal with excessive sweating. Approximately a third of those cases are considered severe. This medical condition has a tremendous impact on confidence, social interaction, employment, comfort, and overall quality of life. Help for hyperhidrosis is as close as a visit to Silverado Medical & Aesthetic Clinic in Calgary AB.
One treatment for more than six months of drynessDr. Pepple recommends botulinum toxin (Botox) injections for patients with hyperhidrosis. This purified protein is commonly injected into the underarms, and other areas such as palms and the feet. The medication interrupts signals from nerves that cause glands to produce sweat, reducing output of perspiration. Meanwhile, the body has nearly five million other sweat glands to keep internal temperature safely regulated. Because treatment causes less sweat to be produced, there is no risk of it backing up or increasing perspiration in other parts of the body.
Results in the underarm area typically last about 200 days. Eighty-one percent of patients treated see an improvement of at least 50 percent in excessive sweating.
What to expectDuring an unhurried consultation, Dr. Pepple takes time to understand the extent of your concerns, to determine if this treatment is right for you. She explains the procedure and risk of possible side effects from the medication.
- Skin is cleansed.
- The doctor performs a series of injections using a very fine needle.
- Treatment is brief, and there is no downtime. You may return to work or other activities right after your appointment.
- Within four weeks, you see noticeable improvement in the condition, continuing for about six months.
- Most patients schedule follow-up treatments to maintain dryness.