Normally the body produces sweat to regulate body temperature. Sometimes the nerves that control the sweat glands become overactive and excess sweat is produced. Botox blocks the communication between the nerves and the sweat glands, decreasing sweating.
Botox® Hyperhidrosis $225 injection fee per area.
The cost of Botox® Hyperhidrosis is typically covered by most private insurance plans.
How it Works
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. Normally, the body produces sweat to regulate body temperature. Sometimes, the nerves that control the sweat glands become overactive and excess sweat is produced. It can have a significant impact on self-confidence and can affect your quality of life. Botox® blocks the communication between nerves and sweat glands.
Dr. Wade can inject small amounts of Botox® into areas of excessive sweating, most typically the underarm area. Botox® has been shown to result in an 82-87% decrease in sweating. Results start to be noticeable approximately 2 to 4 days after treatment with the full effects usually noted within 2 weeks. Dryness typically lasts 4 to 12 months but some studies have found it can last up to 14 months. Additional statistics from published research studies have shown that repeated treatment with Botox® is safe and effective for hyperhidrosis and consistently results in meaningful, long-lasting improvements in an excessive sweating patient’s symptoms, daily functioning, and quality of life.
What Can I Expect
Treatments last anywhere from 30-40 minutes, with most patients reporting minimal discomfort. There may be occasional bruising or redness and occasional temporary muscle weakness if the hands are treated. Side effects are minimized by having a skin expert assess & manage your care.