The Sweat-Free Solution Sep:10
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis , can be an embarrassing condition for those that suffer from it. It has the ability to impact one’s quality of life by interfering with work productivity, social activities and wardrobe choices. For many sufferers hyperhidrosis takes a toll on their emotional well being, undermining confidence or leading to depression. Any part of the body can be affected, but the most common areas are those with a high concentration of sweat glands such as the armpits, hands, feet, groin and face.
Did you know?
- Over 900,000 Canadians* suffer from hyperhidrosis
- Women aged 21 to 35 seem to struggle with excessive sweating the most.**
- 1 in 3 Canadians:**
- carry deodorant around to apply throughout the day
- alter their wardrobe due to sweating
- 1 in 10 Canadians:**
- avoid shaking hands
- bring a change of clothes to work
Unfortunately many sufferers are so ashamed of their condition, they won’t discuss it or seek help – in fact only 38% of hyperhidrosis sufferers talk to a health care professional about their condition*. As a result, most are not aware that there’s a prescription treatment for hyperhidrosis.
There are several treatment options available depending on the severity of the hyperhidrosis and where it occurs. A localized BOTOX® injection to the affected area has been proven to be an effective treatment providing an 83% reduction in sweating.** BOTOX works by temporarily blocking the secretion of chemical in the nervous system that ‘turns on’ the body’s sweat glands.
While many topical solutions work only on a short-term basis, BOTOX offers relief from hyperhidrosis for up to seven months. It is also the only prescription medicine approved by Health Canada for the treatment of underarm hyperhidrosis. Visit sweatmanagement.ca to learn about all the treatment options or make an appointment with one of our doctors today.
*Source: Canadian Dermatology Association
**Source: Allergan, Canada Inc.
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