Is There Any Treatment For Excessive Sweating?


In medical terms, excessive sweating is called Hyperhidrosis. Many individuals from all ages and backgrounds suffer from the excessive sweating condition. This condition may lead to several negative effects on people’s lives. Imagine having to wear multiple shirts on your job, realizing you’re going to sweat through them all day long. Imagine how much you will be embarrassed about wet circles on your shirt. This condition does not only affect psychologically but also emotionally and socially. 

Can excessive sweating be treated?

Of course, Miradry treatment Toronto and Botox injections are used to treat primary axillary hyperhidrosis. Which one suits you can only be addressed by an expert physician.

Botox injections reduce muscle or gland activity where they are injected into. The Botox works by blocking the nerves that control the sweat gland and interfering with the signaling path, resulting in less sweat. Botox has been approved for hyperhidrosis since 2004, together with 20 other medications including wrinkle reduction and smoothing. For unnecessary sweating treatment, Botox has a very high success rate in patient satisfaction, it is over 80%.

MiraDry is another great choice for primary axillary underarms hyperhidrosis. This non-invasive system supplies the electromagnetic energy to the underarms for removing the location of sweat glands. The MiraDry system is intended to eliminate sweat glands and to ensure these sweating glands will not return after they are removed. This treatment leads to a significant decrease in sweat generated by the arms. The destruction of the underarm sweat glands by the MiraDry is only 2%, thus it has no negative effect on your body.

What areas can be treated with Botox/MiraDry?

Botox can treat any area of excessive sweating. In general, the sweat glands in any region of the body respond to the Botox. The main areas of treatment are feet, scalp, forehead, underarms, and groin. 

On the other hand, MiraDry is a great choice for the underarm areas. The MiraDry method is now commonly performed in the underarm region, which is a very specific region for primary axillary hyperhidrosis.

Do these treatments hurt?

The pinpricks of a Botox therapy can be sensed during treatment and also cause some discomfort. A topical numbing cream can be used before treatment if the patient needs it. The MiraDry treatment does not cause any discomfort when a numbing agent is injected with it. This therapy causes minimal to no discomfort.