Hyperhidrosis Treatment with Botox® Therapeutic

Hyperhidrosis Treatment

Why Botulinum Toxin Treatment and How Does it Work to Address Hyperhidrosis?

At Beauty Within, we offer therapeutic Botox® treatment for Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Candidacy for treatment is dependant upon physician assessment and fulfilling criteria for treatment.

Botox® is indicated for the treatment of severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis that is inadequately managed with topical agents. It may also be used “off-label” to reduce sweating in other areas, such as the hands, feet, groin and face.

Botox® works by blocking the nerves responsible for activating your sweat glands. Normally, your nervous system activates your sweat glands when your body temperature rises. This is how your body cools itself. In people with hyperhidrosis, however, the nerves that signal the sweat glands are overactive.

Benefits:

  • Non-invasive.
  • Highly effective.
  • No anaesthetic required and most patients report very little discomfort. (Topical anaesthetic is optional, as well as ice may be used during treatment.)
  • Minimal downtime (patients must adhere to Post Care Instructions for best results)
  • Improved quality of life.

Results:

  • Individual results may vary.
  • The effect of Botox is not felt immediately after the injections. It takes 7 to 10 days on average.
  • Effects can last anywhere from 6-8 months on average. Results may not last as long for hands and feet.
  • If you decide not to have any more treatment, the Botulinum Toxin will naturally be metabolized by your body, and the effects will fade away.
Hyperhidrosis Treatment

Who Should Not Receive Treatment with Botulinum Toxin?

Botulinum Toxin is not recommended for use in pregnant or lactating women, as well as anyone who has had an allergic reaction to the drug or any of its active ingredients. Botulinum Toxin cannot be used if you have an infection in the muscles or an open wound/area of the skin where it would normally be injected; you have any muscle disorders in other parts of your body, including myasthenia gravis, Eaton Lambert Syndrome or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Side Effects

Common and minor side effects include:

  • Redness, local irritation, swelling, itching, discomfort, local weakness, minor bruising at the injection sites, risk of infection, and headache.

Rare side effects include:

  • Allergic reaction (including anaphylaxis), trouble swallowing, respiratory distress, seizures, facial paralysis, localized muscle twitches, tiredness.

This is not a complete list of side effects. For more information, please see product monograph.

**Please contact the clinic immediately if you experience side effects beyond one week. We can be reached at: 519-266-3642 or [email protected]

If you are experiencing an URGENT medical emergency such as anaphylaxis, shortness of breath or severe swelling, please call 911 immediately.

How Much Does Botulinum Toxin Treatment Cost?

Botox® treatments for Hyperhidrosis are not covered by OHIP, however private insurance may cover all or a portion of the treatment (the drug itself).

For your insurance company to approve Botox®, you need to have tried other treatments for hyperhidrosis first.

There is an injection fee of $250 + tax. This is not covered by insurance plans, but may be considered a medical expense and may be claimed on your tax return.

Consultations are complimentary. A referral is not required.

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