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Hyperhidrosis is commonly known as excessive sweating. This is a common condition that can affect people of all backgrounds and ages. Botox for hyperhidrosis is proven to be an effective treatment for sweating in the underarms, palms and soles of the feet.
Botox injections disable the sweat glands in the area being treated, to provide relief from excessive sweating for up to 6-8 months. Patients will notice a reduction in excess sweat which can lead to more confidence and self-assurance in their daily life. It is a safe, effective, and non-invasive treatment with no downtime.
Although hyperhidrosis cannot be prevented, it can be treated with Botox injections by our Double Board-Certified Dermatologist.
Botox for Underarms
Botox injections can be performed in the underarm to stop excessive sweating in the axilla.
Botox for Hands
Botox injections can be performed in the palms of the hand to stop excessive sweating.
Botox for Feet
Botox injections can be performed in the soles of the feet to stop excessive sweating.
Hyperhidrosis Treatment Benefits
Botox is a neuromodulator made of botulinum toxin type A. Botox is a common cosmetic treatment to soften fine lines and improve expression wrinkles on the face. However, Botox works on wrinkles and sweat glands in the same way – by inhibiting nerve messages. Botox blocks the neural messages sent by the overactive nerves to the sweat glands, thus preventing the sweat glands from producing sweat. The result is a drastic reduction in sweat production.
Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is the treatment of choice for focal areas of excessive sweating. In cases of generalized sweating oral medication or surgery may be recommended.
Hyperhidrosis Treatment Details
What types of Hyperhidrosis exist and how effective is the treatment?
Primary or Focal Hyperhidrosis – Usually affects one area such as the hands, feet, or axilla (underarms). Most of the time the cause is unknown, although it is usually hereditary. Botox® treatments work in this scenario to decrease sweating in the focal area.
Secondary – When sweating occurs because of another medical condition. It usually occurs all over the body. For this reason, it is important to have a physician evaluate your condition.
How effective is botulinum toxin type A for Hyperhidrosis?
Randomized clinical trials have shown that the effectiveness of botulinum toxin is greater than 90% after one month of treatment and remains above 80% effective at 4 months.
Botox For Hyperhidrosis Treatment Experience
Botulinum toxin type A is directly injected into the treatment area where patients are suffering from hyperhidrosis. Microinjections are used to deposit the Botox close to the sweat gland. At FCP Dermatology, a vibrating device is placed on the skin being treated to ease any mild discomfort. The procedure is very well tolerated. This is a minimally invasive procedure with no downtime. Patients can return to normal activities immediately after.
Some improvement can be seen 3-4 days after the procedure. After 14 days of treatment, sweating is visibly decreased. These results can last between 6 to 8 months. When the Botox effects have worn off, patients will need to undergo another treatment to maintain the results.
Before the procedure – We recommend wearing a loose, short sleeve shirt to your treatment. Avoid shaving your underarms for 2-3 days prior to your procedure. Avoid taking any blood thinners such as Advil prior to your session to prevent bruising. Inform Dr. Bailey of any medication you are taking and do not stop taking any medication unless recommended by your doctor.
During the procedure – It is a quick and simple procedure performed in the clinic. Generally, 100 units will be necessary for each axilla, palm or sole microinjected into the targeted area using fine needles.
After the procedure – It is recommended to avoid strenuous exercise, saunas and hot baths for four hours after the treatment.
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Dr. Kristy Bailey is a Double Board-Certified Dermatologist and Medical Director and Founder of FCP Dermatology. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Medical, Surgical, and Cosmetic Dermatology and is recognized as an expert in cosmetic injectables and minimally invasive procedures.
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We offer over 40 different dermatology and skin care treatments including; Botox, filler, facials, peels, body rejuvenation, face lifts, brow lifts, mole removal, wart removal, laser hair removal, dermal fillers, skin boosters, Radiesse filler, Sculptra, Belkyra Deoxycholic Acid, PRP treatment, botox for hyperhidrosis, Sclerotherapy for spider veins, hydrafacials, medical microneedling, carbon peels, vampire facials, green peels, skin tightening, melasma treatments, hyperpigmentation treatments, skin resurfacing and much more.
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There are hundreds of nerves and arteries in your face and only a Board-Certified Dermatologist should be trusted to inject it.
At FCP Dermatology, all of our injections are performed by our Double-Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Kristy Bailey, MD, FRCPC, DABD.
Botox for Hyperhidrosis FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about Botox for Hyperhidrosis
Botox for hyperhidrosis is a medical treatment that involves injecting small amounts of botulinum toxin (Botox) into specific areas of the body to reduce excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). Botox works by blocking the chemical signals that stimulate the sweat glands, thereby reducing sweating in the treated area.
Botox helps with hyperhidrosis by blocking the release of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, which is responsible for activating the sweat glands. By inhibiting this release, Botox reduces the amount of sweat produced in the treated area, providing relief for individuals with hyperhidrosis.
Botox can be used to treat excessive sweating in various areas of the body, including the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis), palms of the hands (palmar hyperhidrosis), soles of the feet (plantar hyperhidrosis), and the face (facial hyperhidrosis).
Hyperhidrosis treatment is a virtually painless treatment, you will not have to fast or require general anesthesia. Patients can return to work or general activities immediately after the treatment. You may be advised to avoid intense physical activity and sports 4 hours after treatment.
For anyone with excessive sweating (in the underarms, palms, or soles) that interferes with daily activities.
Botulinum toxin injections should not be given if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or suffer from a condition called myasthenia gravis. You should inform Dr. Bailey if you have a neurological or muscular disorder.
Although they are not permanent, results can last approximately 6 to 8 months.
Hyperhidrosis treatments are not covered by OHIP, but they are usually covered by private health insurance providers. At FCP Dermatology, you do not have to check with your insurance provider prior to coming for injections. We will have you fill out a form while you are here and we will take care of contacting your insurance company.
Hyperhidrosis treatments are generally quick and pain free. Some mild discomfort may be experienced by some patients
Typically, 100 units of Botox are injected in each side. This amount may be more or less depending on your insurance coverage or the severity of the condition.
Underarms, soles of the feet, and palms of the hands.
This treatment should be carried out by an experienced Board-Certified Dermatologist.
Hyperhidrosis treatment with Botox is a safe technique with virtually no side effects. Small bruises may appear at the injection site, which can last a few days before disappearing. If the treatment is performed on the palms of the hand, patients may notice mild muscle weakness in the thenar eminence muscle (the base of the index finger) - this can last about 3 weeks.
Randomized clinical trials have shown that the effectiveness of botulinum toxin is greater than 90% after one month of treatment and remains above 80% effective at 4 months. site, which can last a few days before disappearing. If the treatment is performed on the palms of the hand, patients may notice mild muscle weakness in the thenar eminence muscle (the base of the index finger) - this can last about 3 weeks.
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