Hyperhidrosis is more commonly known as excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis is a disorder characterized by excessive sweating that affects more than 4% of the world’s population. It can be embarrassing condition for many people, which can harm one’s social and professional life.
The excessive sweating can occur in various parts of the body including the hands, the armpits and the feet.
Botox® for Hyperhidrosis
BOTOX® is Health Canada approved and effectively reduces sweating by blocking the nerves that supply sweat glands. OnbabotulinumtoxinA (BOTOX) is a natural protein that temporarily blocks the secretion of chemicals that turns on the body’s sweat glands. BOTOX® has been shown to reduce sweating by 82%-87%.
Benefits of using BOTOX® as an excessive sweating treatment include:
- Safe and effective with no downtime
- Used to treat hands, feet, forehead, and underarms
- Reduce skin irritation and potential infections
- Improve self-confidence in social settings
Will my extended health carrier cover this treatment?
Most do, but it is recommended that you contact your insurance company directly. We would be happy to provide you with a letter for pre-authorization prior to your BOTOX® treatment.
How long will the BOTOX® treatment for hyperhidrosis take to start working?
Many patients report that the benefits of the treatment begin within a few days.
How long will BOTOX® injections last?
Many patients enjoy up to 8 months sweat-free. However, there are some people who show a very good effect even up to a year.