Calgary Hyperhydrosis | Calgary Hyperhydrosis Treatment | Injections For Excessive Sweating
Iontophoresis (has not shown much success)
Medication anticholinergics (too many side effects )
Axillary (excision of axillary sweat units)
Thoracic surgical sympathectomy (could have serious complications and large scar formation)
Laser hair removal has shown to reduce sweating. This may prove to be a long term benefit.
Botox is a relatively new, simple treatment option for hyperhidrosis you may consider after taking to your primary health care provider.
Sweating can have profound, far-reaching effects on a person's social interactions and state of mind. For those forever fretting about raising their arms, hugging loved ones, addressing groups of people, playing group sports or simply engaging with friends. After treatment, most people enjoy a welcome respite from soaked shirts, ruined silks, embarrassment, missed social functions, isolation and all the other ramifications of excessive sweating.
Termed hyperhidrosis, uncontrolled sweating is caused by an over-activity of the sweat producing glands. The most concentrated areas of sweat glands are in the armpits, groin, palms of the hands, soles of the feet and on the face, making these body areas the most prone to problems.
Once you've exhausted the prescription topical antiperspirants, treatments for hyperhidrosis are very limited. Surgery was once considered a viable option but carried risks and later it was discovered that the body would "compensate" for the removal of sweat glands by causing even heavier sweating in the areas where the other glands remained.
Average patients require 50 to 75 units per axilla to create the results they are looking for.
Botox works in 10 days to 2 weeks to create positive results. Repeat treatments 6-12 months.
With topical anesthetic treatment can be painless, no other sedations are required.
Muscle weakness of the arm, forearm are rare event.
Botox Therapeutic can be covered by some insurance companies
At Westside Medical & Aesthetics the injection treatments will be only done by a Physician, Dr. Filyk will provide the prescription for Botox Therapeutic. Patients can bring their own Botox vial covered by their insurance companies coverage is 80% or 100%.
There will be a service charge fee per treatment session not covered by Alberta Health Care or insurance companies.
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