Botox for Excessive Sweating (hyperhidrosis)
* Before & After results may vary from person to person.
Winnipeg Dermatologist, Dr. Minuk treats excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) problems with Botox therapeutic. Areas most commonly treated underarms, palms, scalp and face.
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a condition affecting millions of people around the world. Excessive sweating can affect various parts of the body including the face, hands, feet or underarms . Localized sweating problems are generally unrelated to underlying medical conditions.
MOST CASES OCCUR FOR NO KNOWN REASON and are usually localized to one area such as the underarms.
Until now, excessive sweating has been difficult to control. Botox is a long lasting treatment for hyperhidrosis that really works.
Our Clinic patient Kristin discusses her underarm sweating problem and Botox treatments
Who pays for the treatment?
If your underarm sweating is excessive and interferes with work, lifestyle etc,., then your Botox treatment may be paid by Manitoba Health (Medicare). Botox is a medication requiring a prescription. Dr. Minuk will be provide you with a prescription to fill and bring along for treatment.
The prescription payment is the responsibility of the patient and not covered by Medicare. The Manitoba Pharmicare Plan or your Work Insurance plan is usually helpful. You should bring you Work Insurance information with you at time of consultation.
Botox ® for Underarm sweating
Unlike topical treatments, Botox ® targets sweating as its source. Dr. Minuk injects tiny amounts of Botox ® into both underarms, skillfully and safely. The treatment takes only a minute or two. Botox enters the sweat glands in the underarms responsible for sweating and blocks sweat release.
Patients treated with Botox ® notice a remarkable improvement in hyperhidrosis symptoms. In clinical studies, 95% of patients with hyperhidrosis that was severe enough to interfere with their daily lives experienced the benefits of Botox ® after just 1 week, with sweating reduced by an average of 83%.
How long does the treatment last?
After the first treatment, the effects of Botox ® lasts an average of about 7.5 months. And for nearly 40% of patients, Botox ® reduced sweating for more than 1 year. The amount of time Botox ® remains effective may vary. When your symptoms begin to return, call us to arrange further treatments .
What are the risks involved?
Botox® has been used successfully to treat a range of medical conditions for more than 10 years. Side effects, if they occur, are temporary. The most common side effects with Botox® for axillary hyperhidrosis were a perceived increase in sweating in areas other then the underarms (4.5% of patients), pain at the injection site (1.7%), pain (1.4%), or hot flashes (1%).