Botox Hyperhidrosis Treatments for Excessive Sweating
Hyperhidrosis is a condition of involuntary excessive sweating which typically involves the armpits (axilla), palms of the hands, soles of the feet, the groin, and the face. Not all individuals have excessive sweating in all these areas but many do have a positive family history in another member. It is particularly discomforting to have excessive sweating of the armpits and the palms because of social interactions. Botox Hyperhidrosis is an effective treatment for this condition.
How It Works
In order to assess the appropriate dosage of Botox to treat hyperhidrosis, a Minor’s starch iodine test is applied to the affected area (i.e. underarms, palms etc.). After the test is applied, the area of sweating is visible, as well as the severity of the sweating, which can guide the dosage required. Usually men require higher doses than do women.
Once the Botox Hyperhidrosis treatment is applied directly into the sweat glands, it helps to temporarily inhibit nerve impulses that cause excessive sweating in the body.
Recovery and Results
Dr. Carruthers treats many patients who suffer from hyperhidrosis with Botox and treatment is very effective, with results lasting up to eight or twelve months.
For more information on hyperhidrosis and its management, please see the website Sweat Management.ca.
To find out more about our Botox Hyperhidrosis treatments in Vancouver or to schedule a consultation please call us today at (604) 714-0222 or simply fill out the contact form in the top right of your web browser to have one of our staff contact you.