BOTOX Freedom from Embarrassing Sweat!
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat areas can be treated with Botox®?
Botox® is most commonly used to treat hyperhidrosis of the armpits, palms of hands and soles of feet, face and scalp, the groin area, although it can be used anywhere where excessive sweating occurs. Up to a 98% reduction can be achieved and this lasts an average of 6.7 months.
How does Botox® work for hyperhidrosis?
Botox® temporarily blocks the nerves that stimulate sweating in the armpits, palms or other localized areas where it is injected. It is directly injected via a very small needle into the skin in the area that is sweating excessively. Normal activity can be resumed immediately; however, heavy exercise should be avoided for several hours.
How soon does the treatment work and how long does it last?
After a few days, significant reduction in sweating is seen in many patients with the full effect being seen within one week. On average most patients see a reduction in perspiration for approximately 4-6 months with one treatment.
Are there any risks or side effects?
Side effects are minimal in the axilla but may include tiny bruises which will fade in a few days and small persistent areas of sweating that may need a second treatment. Additionally, treatment of the palms may result in transient muscle weakness in some patients.
How much does Botox® treatment cost?
A consultation is required to evaluate other potential causes of excessive sweating that could indicate a potentially serious underlying disease that requires other forms of treatment.
Will my insurance cover this treatment?
This will depend on your individual insurance plan. Our office does not participate with any insurance carriers, so the fee would be due at the time of service, but we will gladly give you all necessary documentation to help you file to your insurance company for reimbursement.