Hyperhidrosis is the secretion of sweat in amounts greater than that needed by the body for thermoregulation. It is most commonly a chronic primary condition. At times there are secondary underlying causes. We advise all patients interested in this treatment, to discuss their condition with their physician first to ensure that this is not due to any underlying medical conditions. Primary hyperhidrosis commonly affects the axillae, palms and soles, in addition to less common areas such as the face, scalp, inguinal and the lower boundary of the breast area where breasts meet the chest. Several studies in medical literature support the efficacy of Botox Therapeutic® injections for the treatment of this condition.
Conditions It Treats
- Excessive Sweating
Risks & adverse effects
Botox Cosmetic® treatments in particular are one of the safest non-surgical procedures performed. It provides a temporary effect. The single most important adverse effect is botulism which can occur as a result of improper dose injection causing difficulty with swallowing and breathing. The main complication of Botox Cosmetic® treatments are procedural, in that “unwanted results” may occur. These may include temporary facial nerve paralysis, facial and/or eyebrow droop or a surprised look of the eyebrows. As such a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy is essential and will lessen the risk of occurrence of these events. There may be redness, pain and swelling associated with the site of injection which is all short-lived and spontaneously resolves. There is a possibility of bruising, as is with every injection which will resolve within 7-10 days. To minimize this, we ask our patients to avoid the use of blood thinners such as aspirin, ibuprofen family of medications, vitamin E, ginseng, unless as directed by your physician. Our doctors will provide further instructions to you in case of bruising to speed recovery time and resolution. At One Clinic MD, your safety and satisfaction with your results is our first and foremost priority.
How Does It Work?
Botulinum toxin will prevent glandular contractions by inhibiting the release of signalling molecules from the brain called Acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction. This in effect will create a temporary reduction in sweat production. Recovery of the glandular function becomes apparent after approx 3 months from the initial time of the procedure. It is recommended that treatments be maintained on a regular basis, which will also aid in longer-lasting of the results and its therapeutic benefit. To learn more, please visit the Botox website.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- The presence of an active skin condition in the treatment area
- History of/or active neuromuscular disease
Frequently Asked Questions
Typically on average 50-100 u needed in each axilla. With regular maintenance, the number of units may decrease over time.
Pain seems to be the most common complaint. For this reason, we at One Clinic MD use a topical anaesthetic prior to the injection procedure.
You can contact your insurance company directly to inquire if your botox treatment will be covered for a condition that was diagnosed by your physician previously. We will provide you with the necessary documentation of your treatment procedure to present to your insurance company upon request
It is recommended to have your procedure done regularly every 3-6 months initially. This will be reviewed further at your visit depending on your symptoms.
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