Botox for Underarm Sweating
Sweating is a normal body function in response to warm temperatures, exercise, and emotional situations. Everyone sweats, but quality of life can be seriously affected for those men and women who suffer from excessive sweating (a medical condition known as Hyperhidrosis). Day to day activities and social interactions are interrupted by the thought of this often-embarrassing condition.
Take control of excessive sweating and regain your confidence. If you’ve ever felt embarrassed to high five, hold hands or wear white shirts, you know how hyperhidrosis can impact your quality of life. It doesn’t have to be hot for hyperhidrosis sufferers to sweat through clothing. Excessive sweating can happen anywhere on the body, but it mostly affects the armpits, hands, feet, groin, and face. Many people who suffer from hyperhidrosis avoid talking to a healthcare professional about their condition, but with the help of the right practitioner, hyperhidrosis can be successfully managed.
If excessive sweating has you constantly changing clothes, choosing clothes that won’t reveal sweat stains, or avoiding handshakes, then you may be one of the 910,000 Canadians who are affected by Hyperhidrosis.
CONCERNS: Hyperhidrosis, Excessive Sweating
SUITABLE FOR: Everyone with excessive underarm sweat
TREATMENT PREP: No anti-perspirant for 48 hours prior to appointment. TREATMENT TIME: 30 min appointment
COURSE OF TREATMENT: Follow-up appointment 4-5 months for retreatment
RESULTS SEEN: Results after 2 weeks
REPEAT: Retreat every 4-5 months as needed.
Frequently Ask Questions
Botox treats excessive sweating by blocking the nerves responsible for activating your sweat glands, as a result your sweating is minimized or eliminated completely. Botox only treats excessive sweating in the treatment area where it's injected.
The underarms, palms, soles, scalp and forehead, and groin may be treated with Botox®; in fact, pretty much any area with excessive sweating responds to treatment.
At Face Cosmedics Medical Spa we generally treat the underarms, groin and forehead. However, we will refer you to another practitioner if you are wanting other areas treated such as hands and feet.
WHEN TO CONSIDER TREATMENT FOR HYPERHIDROSIS
- IFEXCESSIVE SWEATING EFFECTS YOUR LIFESTYLE OR QUALITY OF LIFE.
- YOU AVOID CERTAIN FABRICS OR CLOTHING STYLES DUE TO EXCESSIVE SWEATING.
- YOU PERSPIRE PROFUSELY, EVEN WHEN TEMPERATURES ARE MODERATE
YES. We offer Miradry at Face Cosmedics Medical Spa at our Fort McMurray and Edmonton, Alberta Clinics . Miradry is a treatment that permanently reduces underarm sweat and odour. CLICK HERE
Tiny injections of Botox® are administered to the affected area, taking between 10-20 minutes to perform.
Tiny pinpricks can be felt (e.g. typically 1-3 out of 10 discomfort for armpits), but if needed, an anaesthetic cream can be applied beforehand to numb the skin or ice during the procedure. Taking acetaminophen 1hr before the procedure can also reduce discomfort.
The reduction in sweating begins to take effect in the first few days, but it may take 7-14 days to reach full effectiveness. Our Face Cosmedics Medical Spa has observed improvement starting in as early as 3 days, although every person is different.
Sweating is usually controlled with Botox for 5-6 months. Repeat treatments can be administered as the effects begin to diminish.
Mild discomfort at the time of Botox® treatment, occasional bruising.
Your practitioner at Face Cosmedics Medical Spa will discuss treatments and determine what is best for your for your excessive sweating based on a number of factors.
*Results may vary from person to person.
Botox for excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis is often covered by your insurance drug plan. However, each insurance company has criteria to be met in order to determine coverage.
At Face Cosmedics Medical Spa we offer the Botox Access Program. This program liaisons between your insurance company and you to help you get coverage for your hyperhidrosis treatments. You must have third party insurance and a valid credit card to apply for this option. The only cost paid by you at the clinic would be the injector fee. If your insurance denies your request for coverage, the Botox Access Program will cover the cost of the Botox used for your first treatment only.