It is believed that approximately 3% of the world’s population suffer from Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). This condition usually occurs when hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature, overacts and signals eccrine sweat glands to start working. It is a problem with the sympathetic nervous system which connects the hypothalamus to the sweat glands. It is unknown what causes Hyperhidrosis, however it may be triggered by a variety things such as exercise, spicy food, and anxiety.
If an individual does suffer from Hyperhidrosis, it usually develops at an early age and lasts for life. If one side of the body is affected, then in most cases the other side is affected as well as making it symmetrical.
Botox is injected to the area by a trained RN. Patients treated with Botox notice a remarkable improvement in Hyperhidrosis symptoms. Individuals may notice a significant improvement 7-10 days after the treatment with sweat reduced by an average of 83%.
After the first treatment, the effects of BOTOX® last 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 symptoms begin to return, call us to arrange further treatments.
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 inconvenience and embarrassment of excessive sweating can now be easily resolved by quick and simple treatments options such as BOTOX®. Areas such as underarms, hands, feet and face can be targeted in order to restore confidence and allow sufferers to feel more at ease in social situations. Treatment results can last as long as 7 months and any side effects that may occur are only temporary.
It all depends on your service provider on whether or not they consider it a medical treatment. Call your insurance provider to learn if Hyperhidrosis is covered under your plan.