BOTOX (Botulinum A) injections

This is one of the biggest advances in the treatment of Hyperhidrosis in years.  

How does it work?

With a simple treatment of Botox® sweating in that area can stop.   When BOTOX® is placed near the sweat glands the signals to sweat is stopped.   It can take a few days or more to work but the results are dramatic. On average, there is over 80% decrease of sweat production in that area that lasts on average 7 months. Remarkably, up to a third of patients can go 1 year before they return for more. Therefore, you are treated once or maximally twice per year and don't have to worry about constantly treating the area.


What areas can be treated with Botox®?

Underarms (axilla) are the most common and easiest place to administer Botox®.   Often a simple solution is put on the skin to see the exact area a person sweats from and then Botox® in injected with tiny needles just under the skin.   It is prepared on a way that some anesthetic is mixed with the Botox® to make it a relatively pain free treatment.  
It takes only minutes to complete.


Hands

Hands also work very well with Botox®.   Because the hands are a sensitive area it is common to have some anesthetic placed in the hands so that the injections are painless.   Alternatively a vibration device can be used to make the treatment more comfortable.  


Forehead

Botox® is extremely affective on this area of sweating.   Most sweating occurs near the hair line and drips down the face.   With a few simple injections this often very visible area of sweating can treated.


Feet (Plantar)

Feet, like the hands often require some anesthetic before treatment.    It is not uncommon to find improvement of the feet after just the hands are treated.   Although many people have a high level of satisfaction with treatment of the feet it can sometimes not be as predictable as the hands and underarms as to the degree of treatment success.


Cost of botox treatment for hyperhidrosis

If your doctor has diagnosed you with Hyperhidrosis almost all private drug plans will cover the medication portion of the treatment. The Sweat Clinics of Canada will offer all individuals with an extended health care plan (private drug plan) a guarantee that the first treatment (drug costs only) will be covered so you can have treatment on your visit.   The Sweat Clinics of Canada will also provide you with information to help you with reimbursement for future appointments.

Although the medication may be covered by your private drug plan there is a cost for the injection procedure.   This is generally not covered by your drug plan. These costs will offset the time and supplies used to give you the best treatment possible. Remember, BOTOX® treatments can last up to a year and these costs are by the treatment. Therefore, the underarm cost would work out to between $28 per month to $16 per month depending if your treatment lasts 7 months or 12 months.


Costs of injection procedure (excluding medication)

Underarms or forehead $200
Hands $300
Feet $300


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