What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis is a type of excessive sweating and can be described as a condition in which the body sweat excessively.
Hyperhidrosis can affect the face, neck, hands, feet, and armpits.
It refers to any abnormal sweating, such as sweating when the weather does not call for it.
People who sweat excessively often soak through their clothing or even drip sweat. People often describe their sweating as being so bad that they need to change their shirts frequently or are unable to use certain types or colours of shirts. Regular antiperspirants don’t often provide much relief.
Botulinum Toxin injections provide a treatment option for people with hyperhidrosis. You may be a candidate if your sweating fails to improve with over-the-counter or prescription antiperspirants.
How Does BOTOX® for Excessive Sweating Work?
Botox® can treat excessive sweating by temporarily blocking certain nerves in the area.
Botox® is the scientific name for the toxin produced by the bacteria, Clostridium botulinum. When injected into the muscle, it blocks nerve impulses to the sweat glands, causing them to relax temporarily and inhibit the production of sweat.
The Botox® is injected into the area affected by excessive sweating and reduces symptoms for up to a 6 month period.
What areas of hyperhidrosis can be treated by BOTOX®?
The common areas of perspiration will be your armpits( axillary hyperhidrosis) and the palms of your hands or soles of your feet.
You may also sweat excessively on your head, face, or hairline. Speak to your doctor to determine which area requires treatment.
Does it hurt?
In general, the treatment is very comfortable. Topical Ice is used for the local anesthetic benefit and the needles are extremely small resulting in a virtually painless treatment.
How long does it take to reduce sweating?
It usually takes 14 days for the full effect of the botulinum toxin.
How long will the effects last?
Hyperhidrosis treatments typically last 6 months, at which point, repeat treatments are recommended.
How can I know if treatment will be effective for me?
Book a consult with Dr. Therusha Naidoo, to determine if you could benefit from this treatment. You can call or text 778-535-7328.
How much does Botox® for hyperhidrosis cost?
Please contact your insurance provider to confirm how much of the treatment will be covered. Most third-party insurance companies will cover up to 80% of the treatment.
Book a Consult with Dr. Therusha Naidoo
Many people are not ready or unwilling to go under the knife and have cosmetic surgeries, with the prolonged downtime that usually accompanies them. They do however want to slow down the aging process whilst maintaining natural results. They want to prevent lines and wrinkles from getting worse, or etched in, not have to listen to people insisting that they appear tired or angry looking. There are treatment options to help with all of the above, with virtually painless, short lunch time procedures, with little to no downtime.
To develop a custom treatment plan, call Finer Points Medical Aesthetics in South Surrey, BC today to book a Botox® consultation with Dr. Therusha Naidoo.
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Dr. Therusha Naidoo
Dr. Therusha Naidoo is a medical doctor (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, 2005) with a family practice, and over ten years of experience in Medical Aesthetics since 2011.
Dr. Naidoo has a Masters in Aesthetics at the University of Cordoba, Spain.
She is very active in her practice, performing all treatments at our clinic.
She also offers a variety of treatments to keep you looking young and refreshed, whilst maintaining a natural outcome.