BOTOX FOR HYPERHIDROSIS, TREATMENT FOR EXCESSIVE SWEATING
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a common disorder that produces a lot of unhappiness. An estimated 2%-3% of North Americans suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) or of the palms and soles of the feet
Underarm problems tend to start in late adolescence, while palm and sole sweating often begins earlier, around age 13 (on average). Untreated, these problems may continue throughout life.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP!
Sweating is embarrassing! It stains clothes, ruins romance, and complicates business and social interactions. Severe cases can have serious practical consequences as well, making it hard for people who suffer from it to hold a pen, grip a car steering wheel, or shake hands.
Frequently asked questions
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.
How long is the procedure?
The length of treatment depends on the area being treated. On average, the treatments are completed in 20 to 30 minutes
What is the recovery time?
There is no recovery time for Botox injections and patients may return to normal activities after a few hours
Does it hurt?
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
How many treatments do I need?
Once injections have been administered, sweating is usually controlled for 6 to 12 months. Repeat treatments are required as the effects begin to diminish.