Treatment for excessive sweating
What causes hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)?
Primary hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating in the armpits, but it can sometimes also occur in your palms and the soles of your feet. Although the cause is unknown, it impacts 2% of the population.
What are the consequences of hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a harmless medical condition, but it does affect the social lives of those who suffer from it. Underarm sweat stains are particularly embarrassing during meetings at work or presentations. This problem can become an obsession for concerned individuals. A drop in self-esteem and even depression may follow.
Treating hyperhidrosis with Botox®
Used for over 25 years, Botox® is very effective for treating excessive sweating and provides a providential relief. Proposition: Botox® injected directly into the area with an ultra-fine needle blocks the neural transmission to the sweat glands. A topical anaesthetic can be applied before the treatment, but the injection itself is virtually pain free. The effects of the treatment last from 6-10 months.
Does my insurance cover treatments?
Most insurance companies partially cover the cost. Ask your insurance company for more details as it may require an explanation of the negative impacts that hyperhidrosis has on your quality of life, and confirmation that a prescription-grade antiperspirant was ineffective in your case.
Treatment will cost between $600-1,000, depending on the amount of Botox® units required.