Hyperhidrosis

- sweating in excess of that required for heat regulation, localized to one or a few body sites  
  • typical of young, healthy people
  • it persists for life
  • family history is positive in roughly 25%.
  • usual affected sites are:  underarms (axillae), palms, soles, scalpline, low back.
  • related to over-stimulation of one particular type of sweat gland by sympathetic nerves
  • psychological impact is formidable; affecting career, relationships, self esteem, anxiety levels
  • quality of life studies reveal;
    • untreated, the social and emotional impact of this condition is powerful
    • treated, the impact transforms that person’s life in a highly favorable way
  • physical complications also occur in untreated patients, including maceration, infection
  • financial impacts include: high rate of clothing turnover, wasted money on over- the-counter promise remedies
  • Therapeutic Options

Botox Therapeutic;

  • Benefit begins next day CR,-sequence-fi
  • Takes minutes in outpatient clinic
  • Scientific studies confirm clinical observations:
    • 100% reduction for 6.5 months
    • Followed by slow return of sweating over next 6 months
    • Benefit of Botox to the underarms is unequivocal
  • Studies have shown that only 10% of Botox Therapeutic Hyperhidrosis patients required a second treatment within a 12 month period
  • Most Hyperhidrosis Axillae patients treat annually, comfortable for 12 months
  • Most patients are therapeutic with one vial divided per underarm
  • Side effects are local and due to the needle (bruise)
  • Competent Injectors maximize the benefit to the affected skin, and minimize the regional escape (side effects) of the Botox medication
  • Medical Services Plan in Regina has established that Focal Hyperhidrosis Axillae (underarms) is a medical condition.  Provided you have a) referral from your primary care practitioner, and b) agreement about the diagnosis by the Nirvana doctor, then the significance is as follows:
    • The injection fee for Botox Therapeutic will be covered by the Provincial Health Plan
    • The medication (Botox) may be covered by your private Health Plan
    • The treatment must be administered by a “designated injector” (Dr. Genesis is a designated injector by SK Medical Services Plan for this procedure)
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