Hyperhidrosis Treatment Specialist in Coquitlam, BC
Hyperhidrosis is a disorder characterized by excessive sweating. This condition occurs when you sweat more than your body requires to regulate its temperature. At Ageless 3.0, Dr. David Owers, MD, and his team offer a variety of treatments that may significantly decrease excessive sweating. We are conveniently located at Unit 307, 1192 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC V3E 1J7. Contact us for more information or request an appointment online.
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Excessive sweating isn’t a simple matter; it can be a medical condition that should be treated professionally. We can help here at Ageless 3.0! First, it may help you to understand the issue a bit better, so read on to learn more about it, then reach out to us at our medspa for a simple consultation.
The excessive sweating you’re experiencing is a condition called hyperhidrosis. It’s described as sweating beyond what is necessary for the body to cool itself. The condition commonly affects areas of the body like the hands, feet, groin, face, and underarms.
You may already know from personal experience that the condition can affect people’s self-confidence, especially in social or work-related situations. The good news, though, is that today’s treatments offer hope and relief. There are new nonsurgical options out there, and we offer them here at Ageless 3.0. There are even some things you can do to help yourself!
There are actually a number of things you can do to help yourself and help to manage hyperhidrosis. For one, using an antiperspirant can help by blocking the sweat pores, which can help with a minor case of hyperhidrosis. Applying an astringent that contains tannic acid may help too. It can also help to bathe daily, choose clothing with natural fabrics like cotton or silk, get clothes that wick away moisture, air your body often, change your clothes in the middle of the day, and/or buy over-the-counter foot powders.
These methods aren’t really treatments, however, as they don’t necessarily address the underlying issue. You should consider professional treatment. The treatment you’ll need will depend on your particular case of hyperhidrosis.
There are two types of hyperhidrosis: focal hyperhidrosis (primary hyperhidrosis) and generalized hyperhidrosis (secondary hyperhidrosis). Sometimes an underlying medical condition causes hyperhidrosis and that condition must be treated. This is secondary hyperhidrosis, but it isn’t very common. It’s likely to cause sweating all over the body, and it may be caused by a condition like diabetes or a nervous system disorder.
With primary hyperhidrosis, which is more common, a dysfunction of the sympathetic nervous system causes sweat glands to produce too much sweat. One of the possible solutions in this case is, believe it or not, Botox injections! It’s true, and it’s because the injections temporarily block the nerves that cause sweating. The effects of these injections can last for up to 12 months, then you simply get another treatment. We provide these Botox injections here at Ageless 3.0, and we may recommend them to you for your particular case.
Depending on your case and its cause, another treatment may be best for you. These other treatments include prescription antiperspirants, prescription creams, nerve-blocking medications, and even antidepressants. There are also some therapies that may help you, like microwave therapy which can destroy sweat glands. It’s likely that one of these treatments or Botox will help you so you can avoid any kind of surgery for the condition.
Yes, Ageless 3.0 offers hyperhidrosis treatment near you. We’re located over at Unit 307, 1192 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC V3E 1J7. If you believe you would benefit from treatment, give our medspa a call. We’ll get you in for a consultation and discuss your options for treatment, including Botox injections, and we’ll help you address your sweating as effectively as possible. We serve patients from Coquitlam BC, Vancouver BC, Anmore BC, Port Moody BC, Surrey BC, New Westminster BC, Meadows, BC Burnaby BC, and Belcarra BC.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!