Botox for Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. This can have a significant impact on self-confidence and can affect your quality of life. Botox blocks the communication between nerves and sweat glands.
What areas can be treated by Botox?
The underarms, palms, soles, scalp and forehead and groin are all treatable areas; in fact, pretty much any area with excessive sweating will respond to treatment.
How is the hyperhidrosis treatment done?
The affected areas are administered with tiny Botox injections. This usually takes between 10 and 20 minutes.
Does it hurt?
Typically, patients describe the discomfort at about a 1-3 out of 10 for underarms. If needed, an anaesthetic cream can be applied to numb the skin before the procedure. It can also help to take acetaminophen 1 hour prior to your procedure to help alleviate some discomfort.
How long will it take to notice the effects of the treatment?
You should notice a reduction in your sweating within the first few days, but it may take 7-14 to reach the full effectiveness.
How long will the effects last?
Sweating is usually controlled for about 6-12 months. Repeat treatments can be administered as the effects begin to wear off.
Are there any side effects?
Mild discomfort at the time of Botox treatment, occasional bruising, and occasional but temporary muscle weakness if the hands are treated. Skintology Health and Wellness Centre is staffed by well-respected and experienced practitioners to ensure optimal safety.
How can I know if treatment will be effective for me?
You will be assessed by one of our experienced practitioners, they will perform and examination and take your medical history. They will be able to determine the best treatment for your excessive sweating based on a number of factors.
Is this treatment covered by OHIP or my private health coverage?
Your assessment of excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis is covered by OHIP. The Botox medication is usually covered by the majority of private drug plans, and an additional injection fee is charged to the patient for performing the procedure.