BOTOX FOR HYPERHIDROSIS
Treatment for Excessive Sweating
WHAT IS IT?
We use a purified protein neuromodulator that helps control sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands, thereby preventing sweat from being produced in the treatment area.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Neuromodulator treatment for hyperhidrosis works well when treating underarms, palms and forehead. Many people achieve a 90% reduction in sweating, however, results vary. For sensitive areas such as the underarms and palms a freezing technique may be used to minimize discomfort.
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS?
Side effects, if they occur, are temporary. These commonly include minor bruising and swelling at the injection site. There may be temporary weakening of the fine muscles of the hands in some individuals who have had injections in the palms
The length of treatment depends on the area being treated. On average, the treatments are completed in 10 to 20 minutes
DOES IT HURT
Our trained physicians ensure that there is minimal to no pain during the injections, although you may experience some injection related discomfort.
Once injections have been administered, sweating is usually controlled for 6 to 12 months. Repeat treatments are required as the effects begin to diminish.
The reduction in sweating begins to take effect in the first few days, but it may take up to 1 week to reach full effectiveness.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE?
You cannot receive this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a known neurological disorder (i.e. Myasthenia Gravis or Eaton Lambert Syndrome), or have an allergy to the ingredients in the botulinum toxin formulation, specifically albumin.
IS THIS TREATMENT COVERED?
An injection fee is charged to the patient for performing the procedure. However, the cost of the medication is covered by most private drug plans.