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Hyperhidrosis, Excessive Sweating

While normally thought of as a method to enhance your physical appearance, Botox can also be used to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and migraines. During your consultation, your doctor will determine if this course of treatment will be beneficial to you.
BOTOX® temporarily blocks the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, severe sweating is reduced.
Botox is a treatment option for adults with chronic migraine

Only patients with chronic migraine are eligible for treatment with Botox®. Chronic migraine is defined as headaches occurring on 15 or more days each month, at least half of which have migrainous features. There are, however, other treatments available to patients with chronic migraine, and it is important that patients have an informed discussion of their headaches and the options for treatment with a practitioner experienced in the diagnosis and management of headaches before a decision to use Botox® is taken.

A detailed history of the patient t’s condition will be taken, including symptoms, frequency of attacks and any medication tried in the past or currently taking. Keeping a diary can help with this.

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Description of technology
A drug prepared from the bacterial toxin botulin, used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles.

Clinical indications

BOTOX® is injected into the skin to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating (severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis) when medicines used on the skin (topical) do not work well enough in people 18 years and older.