Excessive sweating of the underarms is a common condition that can be managed with botox injections.
- Underarm sweating (Axillary Hyperhidrosis)
- Forehead sweating
- Scalp sweating
What is BOTOX for Excessive Sweating?
One of the major advances in the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) has been the use of Botox and its approval by the Health and Protection Branch of Canada for this indication. The most common areas injected are the axilla (armpits). Hyperhidrosis has been shown to affect approximately 1-3% of the Canadian population and has a significant impact on their quality of life. Underarm sweating frequently disrupts a normal social routine and can affect one’s choice of wardrobe due to the profuse sweating.
How does it work?
BOTOX® is injected in very small quantities just under the skin, in the armpit region. Topical freezing is usually applied beforehand to minimize discomfort. Most clients do not find the procedure uncomfortable as the smallest of needles are used to deliver the medication. The treatment usually takes 20-30 minutes to perform. Clients can return to work immediately following the procedure.
What are the results?
Usually the Botox starts working within a few days of injection and brings significant relief to the vast majority of clients. Botox injected into the armpit regions will on average, last 6-7 months with some clients having good results for over a year.
The cost of Botox for excessive sweating is covered by most medical insurance plans. Our office charges the following fees to do the injections. If your medical insurance does not cover the cover the cost of the Botox you will pay the injection fee plus the cost of the Botox.
Axilla (Armpits) - $350
Face and Scalp - $350