Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition where profuse sweating occurs beyond what is necessary to cool the body. It affects approximately 2 to 3 percent of the population and can lead to anxiety, embarrassment and isolation.
Fortunately, we deliver some of the best hyperhidrosis treatment Ottawa has to offer with BOTOX Therapeutic. One or more injections can help reduce the quantity of perspiration your body produces. Results last approximately 7 months and most insurance providers will cover a large portion of the cost.
It is necessary for the body to sweat, but when the sweating is excessive, the body is overachieving. Typically, people who suffer from this condition will have excessive sweat on one or two body areas, including underarms, palms of the hands, feet, or head. This condition is often embarrassing and difficult to hide, with sweat soaking through clothing, hands so wet that they must be continually wiped, or the face and scalp wet with perspiration.
Many people have tried clinical-strength anti-perspirants with limited results. 81% of patients treated with BOTOX experienced a 50 percent or greater reduction of sweating. If you are one of the many people who struggle to deal with excessive sweating, relief is possible. If you are facing any of the following problems, you may be a candidate for our Ottawa excessive sweating treatment:
Certain nerves within the body signal various areas to produce sweat. These nerves may be functioning incorrectly, causing the body to overreact and produce excessive quantities of sweat. While various conditions can contribute to hyperhidrosis, such as genetics, hormonal changes during menopause (hot flashes), and diabetes, whatever the underlying cause, the use of BOTOX can be an effective treatment.
BOTOX injections have proven to be highly effective in our Ottawa hyperhidrosis treatment. The injections function by blocking the chemical in the body that triggers the action of sweat glands. The injection process requires skill to perform correctly. In the procedure, a very fine needle is used to inject small quantities of BOTOX beneath the skin in a grid pattern. The actual injections feel like a pinch, and any discomfort can be reduced with the use of a topical anesthetic cream, or the application of an ice pack prior to treatment.
BOTOX requires about one week to affect the targeted nerves. Once it has permeated the area, the sweat glands reduce the quantity of sweat produced. While this is a very effective treatment, the results fade over the months, and you will eventually need retreatment. The length of time between treatments can be up to 6-7 months and occasionally even longer.
You will be assessed by our physician to ensure this treatment is appropriate for you. Call (613)-667-9455 or email us to schedule your consultation today. BOTOX is not advisable for individuals who are pregnant, nursing or have a neurological disease.
This condition tends to run in families; if this is your situation, it is unlikely you will “grow out” of it.
The treatments typically last approximately seven months. Results may vary for each patient.
A typical treatment starts from $725.00 for women and $1100 for men, depending on the quantity to be injected. Private insurance usually covers the vast majority of this fee. Please call our office for further information.
To be eligible for this treatment, you must be at least 18 years old, and have tried other treatments without results. Certain types of medical conditions or people who take certain medications should not have this treatment. Your medical history will be reviewed to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment.
*Please note- Results are not guaranteed and individual experiences may vary.
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