For the Treatment of Hyperhidrosis
Botox® is the only prescription medicine approved by Health Canada for the treatment of axillary (underarm) hyperhidrosis, which means it is deemed safe and effective when administered correctly by a specially trained medical professional.
What is Botox?
Botox is a purified natural protein obtained from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Botox works by blocking the chemical signal from the nerve to the target tissue;
in the case of hyperhidrosis, the sweat gland. Following treatment, the sweat gland is no longer stimulated by the overactive nerve, so the sweating ceases. And since the drug only works in the area where it is injected, sweat glands in other parts of the body function normally.
Botox is Safe and Effective for Treating Excessive Sweating.
Botox is highly effective. In a clinical study that involved 240 patients with excessive underarm sweating, 95% of patients responded to the treatment, with an average reduction in sweating of 83% in one week.
Botox has been used for many years to treat various ailments. It is approved by Health Canada to treat muscle spasms affecting the eyes, neck (cervical dystonia) and limbs (spasticity from a stroke). It is also used to relieve muscle spasms in children as young as two with cerebral palsy. The long-term safety of the drug is well proven.
This Simple Procedure Could Change Your Life.
The procedure is very simple. The drug is injected just under the surface of the skin where it interrupts the nerve signal to the sweat gland.
You should notice a significant reduction in sweating in the treated areas within one week of your treatment.
Your excessive sweating will slowly return over a number of months. Each person is different but, on average, patients require another treatment in about seven months. When you feel it is time for another treatment, simply call us to schedule an appointment.
You Can Stop Treatment at Any Time.
The effects of Botox wear off over a period of several months. If you decide not to have any further treatment, there will be no lasting change in the treated areas. Sweating will gradually return to its original level.
You should NOT have Botox treatment if:
- You are allergic to Botox or anything in the preparation
- You suffer from a neuromuscular disease
- You have an infection at the intended site of injection
You should take special care if:
You are taking antibiotics which may interfere with neuromuscular transmission
Make sure you tell us if you are taking any medications. We should also know if you are pregnant, are planning to be pregnant soon or are currently nursing a baby.
Contact Storwick and Associates for additional information at 403.286.0086.