Hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive sweating, is a condition where an individual produces more sweat than what is necessary for regulating body temperature. This excessive sweating can occur without any specific trigger such as heat or physical activity, and it can be disruptive to daily life, causing social anxiety and embarrassment. Hyperhidrosis can affect various parts of the body, including the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, and underarms.

There are two types of hyperhidrosis: primary and secondary. Primary hyperhidrosis is not related to an underlying medical condition and often starts in childhood or adolescence. Secondary hyperhidrosis is caused by an underlying medical condition or medication side effects.

Diagnosis of hyperhidrosis may involve a medical history review, physical examination, and possibly additional tests to determine the cause of the excessive sweating. Treatment options for hyperhidrosis include antiperspirants, medications, botulinum toxin injections, and, in severe cases, surgical procedures.

Hyperhidrosis can have a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life, both physically and emotionally. At Elegancy Beauty Bar in Ajax, our professional health care provider will determine if you are a good candidate for botulinum toxin injections. It is advisable to consult a healthcare provider for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment options.