Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is a disorder that defines individuals who sweat more to maintain optimal temperature. It affects approximately 3% of the population; about 950,000 Canadians.
Focal hyperhidrosis is the term used to describe sweating that occurs in specific areas of the body.
The most commonly affected areas are:
- Underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis)
- Hands (palmar hyperhidrosis)
- Feet (plantar hyperhidrosis)
- Face (facial hyperhidrosis)
Botox Hyperhidrosis® is approved for use in patients with excessive sweating problems.
Injected into the sweat glands in the axilla and blocking the sweat response trigger.
The results take effect within 24 hours and generally lasts 6-8 months.
This treatment of often covered by private insurance.