Are you one of the millions of men and women who deal with excessive sweating daily? Learn more about how you can live sweat-mark-free with the leading sweat reduction treatment.

What Is Hyperhidrosis?

Sweating is quite natural. To cool itself, the body employs perspiration as a kind of temperature management. However, if your body sweats more than it needs to in order to maintain body temperature, you may have the medical condition “Hyperhidrosis” or excessive sweating.
Hyperhidrosis affects over 5% of the population, with many more going untreated. However, each incidence of hyperhidrosis is unique. Some people sweat excessively as children or teenagers. Others get the problem later in life.
While some patients with hyperhidrosis perspire strongly in only one location, others perspire across their entire body.

Hyperhidrosis Symptoms:
Excessive sweating is the primary sign of hyperhidrosis. This typically includes excess sweat on your palms, hands, underarms, face, feet or trunk which extends beyond sweating in hot weather, exercising, or feeling nervous or upset. It occurs on both sides of the body and some patients may experience extreme flushing
on their faces.

Who gets Hyperhidrosis?

There are two types :

Primary Hyperhidrosis:
Primary hyperhidrosis is characterized by excessive sweating in one location. The most commonly
afflicted locations are the underarms, hands, feet, and forehead. The majority of patients with
primary hyperhidrosis suffer excessive sweating on a daily basis.
Because it is generally hereditary, one of your family members may have had
it. Primary hyperhidrosis develops during infancy and increases during puberty, particularly in
Types of primary hyperhidrosis:

  •  Underarms:  Axillary hyperhidrosis
  • Hands: Palmer hyperhidrosis
  • Feet: Plantar hyperhidrosis
  • Head/Face: Cranial hyperhidrosis
  • Groin: Inguinal hyperhidrosis
  • Torso: Truncal hyperhidrosis
  • Compensatory Hyperhidrosis (CS):  the most common side effect of endoscopic thoracic
    sympathectomy (ETS) surgery, which is used to treat severe hyperhidrosis.

Secondary Hyperhidrosis:
Secondary hyperhidrosis is sweating that is induced by another medical condition or medicine.
such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Menopause
  • Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
  • Chronic Alcoholism
  • Spinal Cord Injury


Botox injections can be safely and easily done to stop unwanted sweating in many regions, in particular the underarm or axillae area. Botox temporarily paralyzes muscles to reduce wrinkles, treat certain muscle conditions or stop sweat. It also blocks the chemical that activates sweat glands in your armpits.

The procedure is relatively quick and painless. Many people see long-term benefits when treated regularly with this leading sweat reduction treatment.

The sweat reduction treatment or procedure is done every 4 to 6 months. Individual results may vary. Consult with your physician for individualized treatment plan.

Most insurance companies will provide coverage for their plan holders to undergo BOTOX injections for Hyperhydrosis. Depending on your insurance coverage and plan there may be another option for payment.
Ask us for other alternatives.

It’s a program that provides you with navigation assistance for insurance coverage of Botox when used to treat primarily hyperhidrosis of the axillae.

You must have:
– An insurance plan that covers medications
– A valid credit card that can cover the cost of the Botox used in your treatment
– Not been previously denied insurance coverage for Botox under this program.

If your insurance covers the cost of Botox, you only need to pay the physician’s injection fees at the end of your treatment.

Medskincare Laser Centre offers Hyperhidrosis treatments to residents in the cities of AJAX, WHITBY AND OSHAWA



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