Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) Treatment with Botox®
Since 2004, Botox® has been used to help control and limit hyperhidrosis, helping sufferers say goodbye to excessive sweat. Using Botox® has been proven as a non-invasive way to safely and quickly treat hyperhidrosis, with one treatment often lasting seven to 12 months.
The most common areas Botox® is used to treat hyperhidrosis include:
- Groin area
How Does Botox® for Hyperhidrosis Work?
First, the treatment area is identified and anesthetized, if necessary. Next, the Botox® for Hyperhidrosis treatment is injected into the skin. When under your skin, Botox® works to jam and block the chemical transmitters in the area from communicating with the eccrine glands (the major sweat glands of the human body). By blocking the message telling your eccrine glands to sweat, excessive perspiration levels are reduced*. Taking just 20 minutes to perform, you will be living free from hyperhidrosis for up to 12 months.
Botox® For Hyperhidrosis FAQs
Q: Does the Botox® treatment for Hyperhidrosis hurt?
A: The treatment consists of tiny pricks and anesthetic cream can be used if you are exceptionally sensitive to pain.
Q: How fast can I see a reduction in sweating?
A: Even in the first few days following treatment, you may already see a reduction in sweating. In seven to 14 days, you will realize the full effect of the Botox® treatment for hyperhidrosis.
Q: How long will the Botox® treatment for Hyperhidrosis last?
A: Most Midtown Med Spa patients see that sweating is controlled for a time period of seven to 12 months.
Q: Will there be any side effects from my Botox® treatment for Hyperhidrosis?
A: There may be mild discomfort at the time of treatment (due to pricks from injection) and you may experience occasional bruising.
Q: I heard Botox® for Hyperhidrosis is covered by OHIP. Is this true?
A: The assessment of hyperhidrosis is covered by OHIP and Botox® for Hyperhidrosis is a part of most private drug plans. However, an injection fee applies that is not covered.
*Results are not guaranteed and individual experiences may vary.