BOTOX® for excessive sweating, also referred to as hyperhidrosis.
Hyperhidrosis is characterized by excessive sweating which affects the quality of life for those who suffer from it. It creates social discomfort and impacts emotional well being and confidence levels, as sufferers often try to avoid situations that will highlight the disorder. Hyperhidrosis can be generalized (affecting the whole body) or localized to specific parts of the body that contain sweat glands, including underarms, hands, feet, scalp or facial areas. While hyperhidrosis may be present at birth, it can occur at any age and often presents during adolescence.
BOTOX® Therapeutic is a purified protein that is injected into the afflicted area to temporarily block the chemical responsible for activating the body’s sweat glands. While in effect, patients are free from the effects of excessive sweating, and studies demonstrate dryness lasting from 4 to 18 months.
Hyperhydrosis Treatments at a Glance
Benefits of Hyperhydrosis Treatments
A reduction in sweating is noticed within a few days of treatment, with full effects usually evident within 2 weeks. Studies demonstrate an 82-87% reduction in sweat, which patients find truly liberating!
Yes, BOTOX, botulinum toxin A, received its first FDA approval in 1989 and has been used in medical applications for over twenty years, with millions of patients treated. It is the most effective means of reducing excessive sweating and is used to treat hyperhidrosis in over twenty countries.
BOTOX Therapeutic consists of a series of fine injections placed just below the skin and treatment times range from 10-30 minutes depending upon the size of the area being treated.
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition and is often covered by extended medical. If your plan includes the treatment of Hyperhidrosis, we will only charge an injection fee. For more information, please call our clinic to book a consultation.
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