Axillary hyperhidrosis is an excess amount of sweating in a patient’s armpits.
Palmar hyperhidrosis is an excess amount of sweating in the palms of a patient’s hands.
Plantar hyperhidrosis is an excess amount of sweating in the soles of a patient’s feet.
Each type of sweating can be a cause of significant embarassment for a patient because it’s so visible and also can appear spontaneously.
hat treatments are available for hyperhidrosis?
For primary hyperhidrosis, there are both surgical and non-surgical treatment options for patients.
Botox has been used in the recent years in treating patients who suffer from excessive sweating. It works by blocking the nerves that are responsible for stimulating the sweat glands produce sweat.
Treatments can be offered at specific areas where excessive sweating occurs such as the armpits, and can be very effective.
The advantage of the treatment is also that it is fairly straightforward to administer when offered by an expert healthcare professional such as Dr. Minuk. Treatment effects last for a period ranging between 4 to 6 months, and repeat treatments may be required to maintain dryness.
After treatment is administered, effects can take up to 2 weeks or so to
In summary, Botox can help patients get over excessive sweating as a problem, restoring their confidence and re-building their self esteem.
Unfortunately, as is the case with any treatment, Botox injections may cause discomfort at the site of injection, mild bleeding or bruising and generalized tiredness, which is extremely rare. Allergic reactions may occur but are rare.
Question: Is it expensive?
Did you know that hyperhidrosis injection fees of underarms, palms and soles is commonly covered by Manitoba Health.
Most group insurance plans cover the prescription for Botox.
See your family doctor for a referral to Dr. Minuk or call us directly at
204-998-0393 for an assessment
Sweaty dripping hands and soles and underarms are embarrassing and interfere with your quality of life. With a fairly simple injection of BOTOX you can have 'life altering' treatment'.
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