Woodbridge Dermatology Centre
(905) - 851 - 1436
301 - 8077 Islington Ave. N

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The Woodbridge Dermatology and Laser Centre offers cosmetic treatments and skin products to help you achieve healthier, more beautiful skin. We offer a variety of non-surgical procedures that can help you look and feel better — all with little or now downtime.

EXCESSIVE SWEATING (HYPERHIDROSIS)

If you sweat excessively, you may be one of the 1-2% of the population that suffers from an embarrassing but very real disorder called hyperhidrosis. Injectable sweat blockers are available. This is one of many options for excess sweating. We use it to treat underarms, palms, the soles of your feet and even the forehead.

Hyperhidrosis is a condition of involuntary excessive sweating which typically involves the armpits (axilla), palms of the hands, soles of the feet, the groin, and the face. Not all individuals have excessive sweating in all these areas but many do have a positive family history of hyperhidrosis. It is particularly discomforting to have excessive sweating of the armpits and the palms because of social interactions. Injectable sweat blockers are an effective treatment for this condition.

A primary diagnosis of hyperhidrosis should be made only after excluding secondary causes of excessive sweating such as hyperthyroidism. This is critical to avoiding symptomatic treatment of hyperhidrosis without the diagnosis and/or treatment of the underlying diseases. For this reason, patients with excess sweating should be evaluated and treated by a dermatologist, who is a specialist of all skin related conditions.

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a medical condition described as: sweating beyond what is necessary to cool the body. The most common areas affected are the hands, feet, groin, face and underarms.

Hyperhidrosis may be diagnosed by focal, visible, excessive sweating of at least 6 months’ duration without apparent cause with at least 2 of the following characteristics:

  • Bilateral and relatively symmetric
  • Impairs daily activities
  • Score of 3 or 4 on Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale (HDSS)
  • Age of onset less than 25 years
  • Positive family history
  • Cessation of focal sweating during sleep

How It Works

In order to assess the appropriate dosage to treat hyperhidrosis, a Minor’s starch iodine test is applied to the affected area (i.e. underarms, palms etc.). After the test is applied, the area of sweating is visible, as well as the severity of the sweating, which can guide the dosage required. Usually men require higher doses than do women.

Once the injectable sweat blockers are applied directly into the sweat glands, they help to temporarily inhibit nerve impulses that cause excessive sweating in the body.

Dr.Nield treats many patients who suffer from hyperhidrosis with injection sweat blockers and treatment is very effective, with results lasting between seven to twelve months.

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) can have a serious impact on self-confidence, personal relationships and even career success. Today’s treatments offer hope. Innovative surgical and non-surgical approaches allow you to specifically treat the affected area painlessly and easily.

 

Excessive Sweating (Hyperhydrosis) FAQ



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