BOTOX® Medical for hyperhidrosis
in prince george, bc
BOTOX® is not only effective in treating unwanted wrinkles, but is also effective in treating excessive sweating of the palms, soles and armpits. This condition, called hyperhidrosis, refers to the secretion of sweat in amounts greater than is physiologically needed for thermoregulation and can dramatically affect the quality of life for those affected. Prior to BOTOX®, treatment options were either ineffective, had significant side-effects, or were excessively time-consuming. The administration of BOTOX® Medical is safely performed by Dr. Mah in the comfort and privacy of his facility at Nova MD.
BOTOX® Medical can be used to treat hyperhidrosis in both men and women. It works by blocking the nerve impulses that signal the glands under our skin to produce sweat. BOTOX® essentially turns the sweat glands off only in the treated problem areas. Sweat glands elsewhere are unaffected and the bodyʼs ability to self-thermoregulate remains intact.
BOTOX® Medical is administered by a number of tiny pinpoint injections just under the skin to target the problem sweat glands. Afterwards, patients note a significant decline in their perspiration after 1 week and results can last from 8 to 12 months. Quality of life studies show patients treated with Botox enjoy improved social confidence, less soiling of their clothing, and decreased body odor.
BOTOX Medical has a proven safety record and is approved for use by Health Canada and the FDA. The cost of BOTOX® in treating hyperhidrosis is covered by most extended health plans and most patients rave about how exceptionally effective the treatment is. For more information on treating hyperhidrosis go to www.sweatmanagement.ca