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Excessive Sweating

Humans produce sweat to cool their bodies when they get too hot, but in people who have hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating, this sweat production is exaggerated.  Sweating happens all the time irrelevant of the temperature or situation on their under arms, palms or soles of feet.

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About Excessive Sweating
How is excessive sweating treated?

Dr. Lin can treat excessive sweating with Botox or Dysport injections. It is important to understand, that this is a temporary treatment which can change individual’s life for the better. It does not however result in permanent cure of symptoms and requires continuous use.  Alternatives to Botox/Dysport injection are surgery.

How does excessive sweating work with Botox/Dysport work to stop sweat production?

Botox/Dysport work by preventing your muscles contracting and stimulating sweat production.

Which areas can be treated for excessive sweating?

  • Underarms
  • Hairline on your forehead
  • Palms of hands
  • Soles of feet

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Frequently Asked Question

You may have wondered about Excessive sweating. If it's what you need or how it works.

The treatment usually takes about 10 minutes to perform

The results can last from 3 to 6 months and vary from one individual to another.

It usually takes 20-30 small injections per side per area to be treated. Dr. Lin will cool the area with ice and then use the smallest and sharpest needle to minimize any discomfort during your treatment.

Discomfort, soreness, redness and potential bruising may occur during or immediately after your treatment. They are temporary and will resolve in less than 24 hours.

There is no preparation needed, except that you kindly shave your underarm area to help visualize the sweat producing areas better.

It is recommended that you skip the gym after your treatment the same day, otherwise there are absolutely no other restrictions.

It takes between 4-14 days for the product to fully take effect.

It depends on personal preference and duration of result.  Some prefer summer only and some prefer all seasons.  Result can be addictive as once you are dry, you don’t smell and our clothes don’t have stains.  Stay dry and enjoy wearing silk and white color clothing.

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