3 Ways You Can Manage the Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis

Do you suffer from the uncomfortable symptoms of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)? From opting for customized Botox treatments to lifestyle changes, here are some simple things you can do to minimize your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Hyperhidrosis refers to a condition that is characterized by excessive sweating in certain areas of the body including the hands, armpits, and feet. Some signs that you could be suffering from hyperhidrosis include: 

  • Visible sweating, even when you are not active 
  • Sweating makes performing daily activities more difficult 
  • Noticeable sweating that soaks through clothes 
  • Clammy and wet palms/feet

These signs often become noticeable during childhood or adolescence. In many cases, the sweating can be quite severe, affecting the individual’s everyday life and self-esteem. Luckily, there are certain treatments available, including Botox for hyperhidrosis, that can help minimize your symptoms. 

Customized Botox Treatments for Hyperhidrosis in Edmonton 

At our Edmonton medical spa, we offer customized Botox treatments for hyperhidrosis to help manage your symptoms, improve your quality of life, and boost your self-confidence. We know how difficult it can be to deal with excessive sweating, and we’re here to help! 

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3 Simple Ways You Can Minimize the Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis 

Hyperhidrosis is not medically harmful but it can negatively impact an individual’s quality of life, mental well-being, and ability to form close and meaningful relationships. Fortunately, if you do suffer from excessive sweating, there are certain steps you can take to minimize your symptoms and boost your confidence. 

This includes:

1. Opting for Botox Treatments 

Did you know that Botox can be used for so much more than just treating wrinkles or fine lines? At our Edmonton medical spa, we offer personalized Botox treatments to help stop excessive sweating. 

How does it work? When injected into the treatment area, Botox works by blocking the nerves supplying the sweat glands, preventing them from producing sweat, and minimizing your symptoms. 

When will I experience relief? You will notice a visible reduction in sweating within two to four days of your treatment, although it can take up to two weeks for the full effects to be noticeable. 

How often will I have to get Botox treatments? The effects of Botox for hyperhidrosis are long-lasting and patients can go for four to six months before requiring retreatment. 


2. Making Lifestyle Changes 

If you are not ready for Botox treatments, there are certain lifestyle changes you can make starting today that will help you manage the symptoms of hyperhidrosis. This includes: 

  • Use an over-the-counter antiperspirant 
  • If you sweat excessively in your armpits, consider shaving regularly 
  • Limit spicy, fatty, or salty foods
  • Wear breathable, loose clothing 
  • Stay hydrated 

If, after making these changes, excessive sweating is still interfering with your life, you should talk to your doctor or skin care specialist about your other treatment options. 

3. Using Prescription Antiperspirants 

Many people who suffer from hyperhidrosis will sweat through an over-the-counter antiperspirant. Your doctor could prescribe a higher-strength antiperspirant that contains higher concentrations of aluminum salts. These can be used anywhere where sweating occurs, including: 

  • Palms 
  • Feet
  • Underarms
  • Hairline 

If you find that a prescription antiperspirant and lifestyle changes are not effectively treating your hyperhidrosis, then it could be time to consider a Botox treatment. 


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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our Botox treatments for hyperhidrosis and to learn how our team of skin specialists can help you manage the symptoms of excessive sweating and improve the quality of your life, contact our Edmonton medical spa at 780-481-9772 or fill out our online contact form.


Q. Is Botox for hyperhidrosis painful?
No! Botox is administered using an ultra-fine needle which helps minimize any pain or discomfort associated with the treatment. 

Q. Where on the body do people experience hyperhidrosis?
There are several places on the body that you could experience excessive sweating including your hands, armpits, feet, and face. 

Q. Can hyperhidrosis disappear on its own?
If your condition is caused by a family genetic predisposition, then it is highly unlikely that you will outgrow hyperhidrosis. Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options that you can explore with your skin care specialist to help minimize your symptoms and improve your quality of life. 


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