How it Works
Botox® neurotoxin is a purified protein that helps control sweating by blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that activate the sweat glands. These are typically stimulated to produce perspiration in response to an increase in body temperature. However, in individuals with excessive sweating, the nerves that signal the sweat glands are overactive. When Botox is injected into a specific area, the sweat glands at the injection site no longer receive chemical signals, thereby preventing perspiration from being produced.
What areas can be treated by Botox®?
Is Botox right for me?
BOTOX® is a highly effective treatment for excessive sweating. If you are embarrassed by sweat stains, or if perspiration is causing you to feel uncomfortable in certain social situations, then Botox injections may be a good treatment option for you.
Greater than 80% of patients treated with Botox® achieve a significant reduction in sweating. Botox® treatment for hyperhidrosis has been scientifically proven to improve on-the-job productivity. Published research studies have shown that repeated treatment with Botox for hyperhidrosis is safe and effective. The treatment consistently results in meaningful, long-lasting improvements in daily function and quality of life.
What to Expect?
What to Expect?
During your appointment, you will meet with a health care provider who will perform an assessment, discuss your medical history and answer any questions you may have. A typical treatment involves a series of injections to the treatment area. The number of injections will vary depending on the size of the area affected. A small amount of Botox solution is injected into the affected area through a very fine needle. The needle is placed just under the skin, so you may experience some injection-related discomfort, but it is usually very well tolerated.
How long will the results last?
Results start to be noticeable approximately 2 to 4 days after treatment. The full effect of Botox is usually achieved within 2 weeks. Dryness typically lasts 4 to 12 months, depending on how fast the body takes to metabolize the BOTOX®. Some patients have even found that results can last as long as 14 months. On average, our patients come to us for treatment twice a year.
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Is Botox® treatment covered by OHIP?
Will Botox® treatment be covered by my private drug plan?
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