What You Need To Know About Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis affects approximately 3% of all Canadians, which is about 950, 000 individuals across the country. About 38% of people who struggle with Hyperhidrosis will seek out a healthcare professional about their condition. Most individuals are not properly diagnosed or treated, despite the implications that can results from Hyperhidrosis. Deodorants and other antiperspirants will do little to stop excessive sweating. Fortunately LightTouch Med Spa offers non-invasive treatments to counteract and prevent Hyperhidrosis.
SweatX by Alma Lasers: This machine combines dielectric heating and UniPolar Pro technology in order to target the eccrine and apocrine glands. This technology is controlled and uses thermal energy to deactivate the sweat glands. The SweatX treatment is a great alternative for individuals who are uncomfortable with needles. In addition to this treatment being less invasive, there is no downtime at all. You may notice results within just a few days of your treatment. Individuals who have skin pigmentation in addition to hyperhidrosis, will notice an immediate lightening of the skin colour.
Botox® Treatments for Hyperhidrosis: Botox® is a simple Nurse or Physician administered treatment that involves the injection of a purified protein into the specific areas defined by our Nurse Practitioner during a consultation. Botox® is one of the safest non surgical treatments performed. It is not permanent, and most patients require a repeat treatment every 3-4 months to ensure that you’re always looking your best. Botox® injections which work to temporarily block the chemical signals from the nerves of your body that stimulate the sweat glands. By blocking the signals that stimulate the sweat glands, we can effectively stop the excessive sweating. Without routine treatment your symptoms will gradually return, for this reason it is best to go for routine treatments that can help you effectively manage your condition. It’s best to have a consult to learn more about this treatment to ensure this is the best option for you. Contact us today for a free consult.
Before your treatment, we highly recommend that you book a free consultation at any of our five locations. During a free consultation, you will meet with one of our highly trained medical aestheticians to determine which course of action would be most appropriate for you. One of our practitioners can provide a free skin analysis in order to determine whether Botox or SweatX treatments would be most appropriate for you.
SweatX Treatments: Like any laser treatment, when receiving a SweatX laser treatment, you will need to wear protective eyewear. SweatX treatments are comfortable and induce a slight warming sensation. Levels can be adjusted to meet your individual needs, according to your sensitivity. Be sure to communicate with your medical aesthetician if you are experiencing any discomfort at all.
Botox®: Our Nurse Practitioner will cleanse the injection site and offer you a numbing agent to reduce any discomfort you may otherwise experience. Mild discomfort may be experienced, but overall it is not a painful process. (The sensation is comparable to receiving the flu shot). The required number of Botox® units for your individual treatment will be administered through a cannula needle into the injection site. Our Nurse will then smooth out the Botox® once it has been injected below the dermis, to ensure that it has been properly placed into the correct areas.
SweatX Treatments: After your treatment is concluded, you can resume normal daily activities. There is no down-time after SweatX laser treatments. You should see results within a few days after treatment. Multiple treatments may be required for optimal results. Results may vary. SweatX treatments are also effective for treating Hyperpigmentation as an added benefit.
BOTOX®: After the treatment is concluded, you may experience slight tenderness, temporary redness, swelling, and in 10 percent of cases, slight bruising. These symptoms are usually mild, and ice packs help to relieve swelling and discomfort. Our Nurse Practitioner offers complimentary follow-up appointments so that you can discuss your results to ensure your satisfaction.
What is Onabotulinumtoxin A?
Doctors first used OnabotulinumtoxinA (more commonly known as Botox®) to treat patients with blepharospasm (uncontrollable blinking), strabismus (crossed eyes) and other medical conditions. Its ability to smooth frown lines and wrinkles was first documented in 1989, and the FDA approved Botox® for cosmetic procedures in 2002. Since then, it’s become a popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in Canada and worldwide.
What are the possible side effects?
⦁ Blurred vision
⦁ Drooping eyelids
⦁ Swelling of eyelids
⦁ Dry mouth
⦁ Discomfort or pain at injection site
⦁ Neck pain
⦁ Decreased eyesight
How can I decide which treatment is right for me?
LightTouch Med Spa offers complimentary consultations with our Nurse Practitioners so that you can discuss any questions and concerns you may have. All of our consultations are confidential and are conducted in any of our five clinics. Together, you and our Nurse Practitioner will review your skincare and beauty goals and determine if Botox® is the right choice for you.
Who will be treating me?
SWEATX TREATMENTS: Our highly trained Medical Aestheticians provide all SweatX treatments.
Botox® Treatments: Our Nurse Practitioners who have many years of experience with injectable treatments. Each Practitioner on our team is a certified Cosmetic Nurse Practitioner. In addition to their formal education, our Practitioners continually attend training seminars with the top Nurse Injectors in the industry. We believe in ongoing education so that we can provide you with the best service possible.
How much Botox® should my practitioner use?
If you are using Botox® to treat a condition such as Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) the number of units will vary. To determine the number of units that should be used for your individual needs, our Nurse Practitioner will conduct a free skin analysis during your consultation.
What experience does my Nurse Practitioner have?
Our Nurse Practitioners have many years of experience with injectable treatments. Each Practitioner on our team is a certified Cosmetic Nurse Practitioner. In addition to their formal education, our Practitioners continually attend training seminars with the top Nurse Injectors in the industry. We believe in ongoing education so that we can provide you with the best service possible.
How long will results last?
On average, Botox® lasts between 3-4 months. SweatX treatments typically last up to six months. Results may vary.
What if I stop treatments?
If you stop Hyperhidrosis treatments, your symptoms will gradually return. It is best to return for treatments every 4-6 months to maintain optimal results.
How much do Hyperhidrosis treatments cost?
The cost of your treatment will vary depending on whether you choose Botox® or SweatX treatments, as well as the area of your body you are treating. The size of the area will determine how many units of Botox® you will need if you choose Botox®. Every individual has unique needs and skincare goals. We recommend booking a free consultation with our Nurse Practitioner to determine the cost of your treatment.
What are the contraindications for Botox® ?
⦁ Allergy to Onabotulinum toxin A
⦁ Bleeding problems
⦁ Have had surgery or plan to have surgery
⦁ Weakness of forehead muscles
⦁ Symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI)
⦁ Pregnancy, planning pregnancy, and breastfeeding
⦁ Botox® can harm your unborn baby
⦁ If you’ve already received other botulinum toxin products (such as Dysport®)
⦁ Nerve disorders (can cause cornea problems) speak to your doctor before receiving treatment
⦁ Muscle disorders
It is important that you fill out our health history and consent forms in full detail and discuss any health conditions, medications or treatments that you are having or have had near to the time of your treatment to ensure your safety and well-being. This product may not be suitable for everyone. Please discuss whether Botox® is a suitable treatment for you with our Nurse Practitioner.
What are the contraindications for SweatX treatments?
- Vascular diseases
- Connective tissue diseases
- Bleeding disorders
- If you have a pacemaker
- Autoimmune diseases
- If you have large metal implants