Your Hyperhidrosis Solution: Botox®
Does excessive sweating causes you embarrassment in social situations? Are you annoyed with stains on your clothes and frequent wardrobe changes? If antiperspirants or other medications aren’t effective, and you don’t want to risk surgery, you should consider Botox® for hyperhidrosis.
Approved by Health Canada in 2001 for excessive underarm sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis), Botox® has helped thousands of people with this stressful and frustrating condition.
The approval of Botox® was based in part on a double-blind clinical study. The treatments were effective for 95% of patients in the first week and 82% of patients after 16 weeks. Adverse reactions were reported in only 4.5% of cases, with the primary reaction being a perceived increase in non-axillary sweating. Other side effects are rare but can include mild pain or bruising, both of which are temporary.
How Does Botox® Work for Hyperhidrosis?
Botox® is injected into the affected area where it stops the nerves from sending the “sweat” signal to your sweat glands. Injections are done with an ultra-fine needle for a virtually pain-free experience. For facial hyperhidrosis, small injections are made near the hairline, where the sweating initiates.
The nerves are not permanently affected and will return to their normal condition when the effects wear off.
- Treatments are done in minutes, with no downtime or side effects in most cases
- Excessive sweating is reduced by up to about 80% in a matter of days
- Results are long lasting, ranging from 4 – 7 months before another treatment is needed
- Treatments are virtually painless and may only require a topical numbing agent
- Treatments may be covered by your health plan.
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Imagine your life without the embarrassment of hyperhidrosis. Botox® can be the answer you’re looking for and we can help you decide if it’s the right treatment for you.
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