BOTOX® Therapeutic has been used to address Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) for over 20 years with great success. As an alternative to chemical topical antiperspirants, BOTOX® is safe and highly effective. We use BOTOX® in our Vancouver practice for sweat management in the under arms, forehead, palms and scalp. BOTOX® Therapeutic is covered by many private insurance plans and often those that have this type of coverage only have to pay an injection fee.
- Safe with no downtime
- Excessive sweating relief into the treated area for 4-12 months
- The cost of the BOTOX® is often covered under many Extended Health Medical Benefit programs
How it works
BOTOX® works by blocking the release of acetylcholine at the nerve endings, thus, temporarily, turning off the stimulation of the sweat gland. Once our Physicians have determined your sweat intensity they will decide the recommended dose of BOTOX® per area. One of our highly trained in clinic nurses will administer the BOTOX® into the chosen treatment area. Comfort measures, such as a Zimmer cooler or a topical cream, are available as needed.
What to expect
Your visit to Vancouver Laser for this treatment can take up to 40 minutes.
Most patients notice a reduction of excessive sweating in the treated area starting around one week after treatment. The length of “sweat free” time is correlated to the intensity of the sweating, the size of the area and the amount of BOTOX® used to address the condition.
Most patients repeat their treatment for this condition every 6 – 9 months.
Post treatment care
- Resume normal skin care activities immediately post treatment