What Is Botox® for Hyperhidrosis?
As a purified protein, Botox® interrupts the signal from the nerves to the sweat glands. So in the case of hyperhidrosis, which is clinically defined as excessive, uncontrollable sweating without being subjected to high temperature or exercise, Botox® has been shown to achieve significant improvement in the quality of life.
Most commonly, hyperhidrosis is the result of the nerves that control the sweat glands becoming overactive. It often affects underarms, hands, feet, face and scalp. Botox® injections can help, but they have to be administered by a qualified professional. Both Dr. Muhn and Dr. Rosen are leading certified experts in the use of Botox®.
How Botox® for Hyperhidrosis Works
Botox® treatment for hyperhidrosis is a series of tiny injections with a fine needle under the skin affected areas. Reduction in sweating is generally seen within two weeks. Treatments can last up to six months and should be repeated at regular intervals to maintain results.
To initiate Botox® treatment hyperhidrosis, you’ll need a referral from your family doctor. These treatments are not part of OHIP, however, private insurance may cover all or a portion of the treatment.