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Hyperhidrosis Treatment With Botox® Therapeutic

What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably.  

People with hyperhidrosis can sweat even when the temperature is cool, and when they are at rest.

How does Botox® work?

Sweat glands that are located in the underarms, palms, soles or other body sites require a nerve impulse for activation.  Without this nerve stimulation, the sweat glands are not able to secrete sweat.  Botox® stops the nerve impulse from reaching the sweat gland, effectively stopping sweat production.  The results are apparent in 2-4 days and usually last 6-12 months.  When the sweating returns, re-treatment is necessary.

How is Botox® administered?

The procedure involves injecting small quantities of Botox® into the affected areas.  The area is anesthetized with a topical anesthetic 30 minutes before the procedure so that the injections are virtually painless.  

Is it safe and are there side effects when using Botox®?

Botox® has been used for various applications for over 25 years and is completely safe and effective.  Reported side effects include muscle soreness of the shoulder girdle, axillary itching, headaches and increased facial sweating.  

Is treatment expensive?

Treatment is costly, but many extended health plans will cover the cost of Botox® Therapeutic for the treatment of Hyperhidrosis.  After the initial complimentary consultation, Dr. Setterfield will provide you with a letter for your insurance company.

Rid yourself of the burden and embarrassment of excess sweating using a proven, safe and effective technique.

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