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Botox & Hyperhidrosis

Do You Suffer From Excessive Sweating? Botox Can Help!

Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis is a condition caused by overactive sweat glands and can significantly impact one’s quality of life.

Any part of the body can be affected but the most common areas include:

  • Armpits
  • Face
  • Hands
  • Feet
  • Groin

Over 900,000 Canadians suffer from this condition though it seems to affect women (aged 21-35) the most.

If you suffer from hyperhidrosis and antiperspirants aren’t working, then Botox injections may help you find some relief.

How can Botox treat Hyperhidrosis?

In 2004, the FDA approved botox injections as a safe and effective way for treating hyperhidrosis.

Botox neurotoxin is a purified protein that helps control sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate sweat glands. This prevents sweat from being produced in the treatment area.

Treatment Time Approximately 10-20 minutes
**The treatment time will vary depending on the size and location of the treatment area**
Does the hyperhidrosis treatment hurt? You may experience some injection-related discomfort.
Our highly qualified, registered nurses will ensure that there is minimal pain during the procedure.
How long does it take for the sweating to stop? The reduction in sweating takes effect within the first few days.
It may take up to 1 week to reach full effectiveness.
How long do the results from a hyperhidrosis treatment last? After the Botox injections have been administered, the sweating is usually controlled for 6-8 months.
How often will I need the Botox injections? On average, repeat treatments are often required every 6 months.
**Duration improves with repeated treatments**
Are there any side-effects? If any side effects do occur, they are temporary. Some of the most common include minor bruising and swelling at the injection site.

 

Am I a Suitable Candidate for Botox Hyperhidrosis Treatment?

There are very few restrictions regarding the botox treatment for hyperhidrosis. In general, patients who are NOT SUITABLE include those that: 

Are pregnant or breastfeeding
Have a known neurological disorder
Have allergies to botox

To find out if you are a good candidate for botox treatment, book a consultation with one of our Kelowna skin care specialists today.

What are the benefits of Botox treatment for Hyperhidrosis?

A localized botox injection to the affected area has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment for hyperhidrosis. Some of its benefits include: 

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Short treatment time
  • Safe, FDA-approved treatment
  • Effective results (Provides approximately 83% reduction in sweating) 
  • Minimal side effects 

To learn more about botox treatments for hyperhidrosis, contact our Kelowna Skin Care centre today at 250-868-9290


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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 10 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 17 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.


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