Treatment for excessive sweating
What causes hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)?
Primary hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating in the armpits. Sometimes it occurs in the palms and the soles of the feet. Although the cause is unknown, it impacts 2% of the population.
What are the consequences of hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a harmless medical condition. However 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 sometimes becomes an obsession for concerned individuals.
Studies shows the effect on self-esteem and even a depression may followed. In that matter, the botulinium toxin acts as a substancial relief.
Treating hyperhidrosis with Botox®
Used for over 25 years, botox is very effective for treating excessive sweating thus provides a providential relief. Proper injection 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, altough 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. It may requires an explanation about negative impacts that hyperhidrosis has on your quality of life. Confirmation that a prescription-grade antiperspirant was ineffective may be needed.
Treatment will cost between $600-$1,500, depending on the amount of Botox units required.