How We Can Help Treat Excessive Sweating

HyperhidrosisSometimes you want to work up a sweat, it makes you feel energized, alive, and powerful. But if you’re sweating profusely and visibly on a date, at the office, in a job interview, or at a party, it’s just embarrassing. Imagine putting on a freshly pressed, crisp suit for a job interview only to arrive wrinkled and damp with sweat trickling down your jaw and dripping from your hands.

Sweating that much without strenuous exercise is called hyperhidrosis. While it’s normal to perspire when you’re warm, have a fever, exercise, or feel stressed, hyperhidrosis prevents your sweat glands from shutting off – some people sweat in air conditioning, while reading a book, or even while swimming because of this condition. And it’s not just embarrassing, it’s uncomfortable!

About 2-3% of people have hyperhidrosis which can be an unexplained disorder of its own (primary or focal hyperhidrosis) or sign of an underlying medical condition (secondary or generalized hyperhidrosis). Those with primary hyperhidrosis sweat about five times more than the average person and they sweat from their eccrine sweat glands (feet, hands, face, and underarms).

The cause for primary hyperhidrosis isn’t known, though there’s a familial connection and most people have had it since childhood. On the other hand, secondary hyperhidrosis stems from a medical condition or a medication and it happens all over the body rather than in concentrated areas, often during sleep (think waking up with soaked sheets).

A number of medications cause secondary hyperhidrosis in addition to pregnancy, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, menopause, obesity, lymphoma, Parkinson’s, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and infection. If you’re not sure which form you have, learn more here and keep track of your symptoms with this worksheet.

How do you treat hyperhidrosis?
Since secondary hyperhidrosis results from an existing condition or medication, addressing the underlying issue should alleviate the excessive sweating. And while primary hyperhidrosis is unexplained (it’s still being researched) it is treatable using neuromodulators and ThermiDry.

This neuromodulator (Botulinum toxin type A) is a safe and effective treatment for excessive sweating and can decrease sweating by up to 87% (up to 90% for hand sweating). It works by blocking the nerve signals that trigger sweating and can treat underarms, palms, foot soles, foreheads, scalps, and groins – almost every area responds to this treatment. Injections themselves take about 15 minutes and you’ll notice a decrease in sweating within 2-4 days with full effects noted within two weeks and lasting about a year (but every person is different, so results may vary). Repeated neuromodulators for hyperhidrosis results in long-lasting improvements and notable increases in quality of life, daily functioning, and job productivity.

ThermiDry is one of the world’s safest and most effective hyperhidrosis treatments and it’s a great alternative to neuromodulators (which can be costly if you don’t have coverage). A three-step
procedure, ThermiDry begins with a numbing cream followed by a sterile, numbing injection (saline, lidocaine, bicarbonate, and epinephrine) before injecting a radiofrequency probe. The probe uses electrically-generated heat energy to destroy glandular cells in the sweat glands and to target the glands’ nerves and muscles that trigger sweat production and secretion. By deactivating some of those glands, ThermiDry reduces sweating while still allowing the body to sweat to maintain body temperature.

At Rao Dermatology, we can safely and reliably reduce excessive sweating. Book a consultation with us today by filling in the contact form below.

Excessive Sweating

Sweating at the gym feels awesome..

Sweating on a date or at the office? Not so much.

Although it’s normal to get drenched when lifting weights or running a marathon, enlarging pit stains during a romantic interlude or wet palms while shaking hands can be truly humiliating..

If you are one of many suffering from this condition called hyperhidrosis, you are likely to sweat four to five times more than normal.

You don’t have to let them see you sweat , give your confidence the boost it deserves.

At Rao Dermatology, we can safely and reliably reduce excessive sweating by utilizing neuromodulators. Skillfully injecting a neuromodulator in areas of concern can provide significant relief from this common condition. Alternatively, a new technology called ThermiDry™ is another safe and effective solution for excessive sweating. ThermiDry™ is a  microinvasive procedure that disables the subdermal sweat glands for up to 2 years.

Treatment Options:

  1. Neuromodulators
  2. ThermiDry



Have Healthy Looking Smooth Skin

Many traumatic events or surgeries can leave us with the dreaded unsightly scar.

However, you no longer have to live with these marks of life. Through an arsenal of laser and medical devices we can now make significant gains in reducing and even eliminating these scars.

At Rao Dermatology we can now flatten raised areas, refill depressed marks and dramatically improve discolouration.

Treatment options:

  1. Dermal fillers
  2. Laser Treatments

Vaginal Rejuvenation

Restore Feminine Wellness Without Discomfort

Excessive vaginal stretching is quite common from natural aging and pregnancy. This vaginal loosening can often lead to reduced sensation and secretions during sexual intercourse as well as urinary incontinence.

With today’s technology we can now give your vagina the nonsurgical face lift it deserves.

ThermiVa treatments deliver radio-frequency energy inside and outside the vagina to heat the tissue, which restores the vaginal muscle tone, control and strength. This procedure can dramatically revive feminine wellness without discomfort or downtime.

Treatment Options:

  1. ThermiVa

Leg Veins

No More Varicose & Spider Veins

Small red and blue-purple veins can appear on the legs while varicose veins are swollen bulging, larger blood vessels that can cause discomfort.

Risk factors for the development of leg veins include a family history, age, pregnancies, hormones , trauma and prolonged standing. However, you no longer have to live with this condition.

At Rao Dermatology, we have a multitude of nonsurgical treatments that can repair these unsightly vessels.

These include compression sclerotherapy that involves using an irritant to collapse the veins, endovenous chemical ablation, as well as lasers including excel V and IPL. Come in for a consultation so we can determine the best treatment plan for you.

Treatment Options:

  1. Sclerotherapy
  2. Excel V
  3. IPL

Laser Hair Removal

Hair Free and Silky Smooth!

That’s what is desired by both men and women of today. Most of us are not born with perfectly hairless bodies, in fact, we become hairier after puberty. Other factors such as age, ethnicity, hormones and medications can also influence hair growth.

Remove Hair Safely and Permanently

With our top of the art lasers, hair free is finally an attainable goal. At Rao Dermatology, we provide a choice of 3 different lasers for removing hair safely and permanently.

We have a great success rate , so say goodbye to shaving, waxing and ingrown hairs once and for all.

What Exactly Is Laser Hair Removal?

To put it simply, laser hair removal is a safe, effective way to achieve permanent hair removal on both the face and body. We use only the latest proven technology for the quickest, cleanest, and most effective hair removal in Edmonton. The gentle beam of light produced by our laser treatments is safe and effective enough to be used on all skin types and virtually any part of the body.

Why Laser Hair Removal?

If you’ve ever experienced the nuisance and inconvenience of unwanted body hair and upkeep, you’re probably looking for a solution. Laser hair removal is an easy alternative to shaving or waxing done through highly concentrated light beams targeted into hair follicles, destroying hair without surrounding skin damage.

Laser hair removal treatments can be useful for removing hair from the face, legs, arms, underarms, bikini line, and other areas, with precision, speed, and predictability. Laser hair removal is becoming increasingly popular as laser technology advances to eradicate unwanted hair at the follicle, leaving skin smooth and hair-free. At Rao Dermatology, we are pleased to provide a choice of 3 different lasers for removing hair safely and permanently based on your needs.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal works by gently heating and destroying the hair follicles at the base using infrared laser light which are attracted to the coloured pigment in individual hairs. The laser passes safely through the skin’s dermal layers, leaving skin smooth and hairless after a number of easy, pain-free treatments. Since this light is low energy, the treatments are safe and parameters are specifically designed to match your skin and hair type, resulting in exceptional precise and gentle treatments, requiring less recovery time and ridding of hair faster.

How Many Procedures Will I Need?

Because hair grows in cycles, several treatments are necessary to achieve permanent results. You can expect anywhere from 10-25% hair reduction with each treatment, and the regrowth following treatments is usually lighter and finer. Typically treatments are performed every 4-8 weeks.

Treatment Options:

Click the link below to learn more about our IPL laser treatments for hair removal.

  1. Laser Treatments

What to Expect with the Laser Hair Removal Process

Prior to any laser hair removal treatment, we will meet with you to learn about your specific needs. We explain to you the process and answer all of your questions. We only move ahead with a laser hair removal treatment when you are confident and comfortable to proceed. Please use the form below to book your free hair removal consultation now.

Tattoo Removal

A Decision to Have Body Art No Longer has to Define your Skin Eternally.

Although tattoos are more popular than ever, there is a growing number of people who would like to have them removed.

Luckily, at Rao Dermatology,  we have the latest advancement in technology for tattoo removal.  With the addition of topical anesthetic, the ability to fade and erase the tattoo can now be done painlessly and safely.


Treatment Options:

  1. Q switch lasers


Hands Age Faster than Face

They are the most utilized part of our body, but sometimes our hands even need a helping hand.

Our hands are vulnerable to the first signs of aging, but did you know they can age even faster than the face?

This is because there is minimal fat on the backs of the hands.  So, even when a small amount of collagen begins to break down, either due to aging or sun exposure, our hands significantly show the damage.

The final result, is wrinkly crepe-like skin texture with noticeable veins and tendons. As well, increased pigmentation in the form of irregular spots make the hands look even older. At Rao Dermatology, we have great hand rejuvenation techniques that will restore their natural youthful appearance.

Treatment Options:

  1. Dermal Fillers– restore volume
  2. IPL– reduce pigmentation
  3. Laser treatments– replenish collagen

Toenail Fungus (Onychomycosis)

Clean & Groomed is What We Desire, Not Thick, Discolored & Crumbled.

Dermatophytes are the fungi most commonly responsible for causing this nail infection.

They are everywhere in our environment, especially in swimming pools, public showers, gyms and nail spas. Tight fitting shoes , nail trauma, poor health and age are all risk factors for this aggravating condition.

Although treatment options include oral and topical medications , Laser Genesis provides the most quickest and optimal improvement.

Bare-feet has never looked better.

Our team at Rao Dermatology can help you battle this infection for good so that your toenails will grow out healthy and new.

Treatment Options:

  1. Laser Genesis
  2. Medical treatments– oral and topical


Love those love handles?

Not so much.

While women tend to store subcutaneous fat in the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms and upper back , men retain it in their abdomen and flanks.

You work out ridiculously, but you still can’t get rid of those problem areas. Sometimes diet and exercise are just not enough. Unfortunately, excess fat cause irregularities with a body’s shape, which can be resistant to common weight loss strategies.

Do we just grin and bear it?

Not anymore.

At Rao Dermatology, we have great treatment options to target that unwanted fat.

The least invasive is ThermiRF , which uses a probe under the skin to deliver radiofrequencies that melt the fat and tighten the skin.  Trusculpt is also a nonsurgical fat loss option for those who have pockets of adipose tissue but don’t want the downtime and hassles of surgery. Lastly, we also provide the most up to date Liposuction which is considered the gold standard in body shaping and contouring. If you are looking for the WOW factor, look no further.

Treatment Options:

  1. Thermi
  2. Liposuction
  3. Trusculpt