BOTOX® Therapeutic has been treating medical conditions for many years. Currently, it can be used to help people who experience excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and to relieve migraine and tension headaches. If you find that everyday life is interrupted by a pounding headache or embarrassing perspiration, BOTOX® Therapeutic could be your solution.

What is Botox?

BOTOX® is made of purified proteins that work by blocking nerve impulses, resulting in the relaxation of over active muscles. BOTOX® injections have been used in treating medical conditions for many years.

 

Dr. Snyman uses BOTOX® injections to treat excessive sweating (underarms, hands, feet and scalp) and for the relief of migraine and tension headaches.

Do you experience excessive sweating?

Excessive sweating, called hyperhidrosis, affects approximately 3% of Canadians . Hyperhidrosis affects confidence, comfort, emotional well-being, work productivity, and even wardrobe choices. It strongly impacts a person’s life, because excessive sweating is visible, uncomfortable, and can make social situations awkward. People rarely seek help as many are unaware that excessive sweating is a treatable disorder.

 

So, ask yourself: has excessive sweating impacted your life in a negative way, inhibiting your ability to have fun, to work, or just to be yourself? If the answer is yes, consider BOTOX® Therapeutic.

Do you experience Chronic Migraines?

Chronic migraines can be painful and debilitating They can occur suddenly and can have a negative impact on your everyday life. Over-the-counter or prescription medications can ease some of your symptoms, however many patients don’t respond well to pain relievers. If you have tried other methods to relieve of your migraines with no success, BOTOX® Therapeutic might be an option.

How does BOTOX® Therapeutic work?

A small volume of BOTOX® Therapeutic is injected into the affected area with very fine needles. The needle is placed just under the skin. The procedure takes up to twenty minutes, any discomfort is minimal and there will be zero downtime.

What can I expect after treatment?

A significant reduction in sweating will be noticed within 1 week. Most patients with excessive sweating will find relief for an average of 210 days.

 

Most headache patients will have pain free periods for 3-4 month periods.

 

Complications and side effects of Botox treatments are rare. Side effects can include occasional bruising and temporary muscle weakness if the hands are treated. When these side effects occur, they usually resolve on their own within a few days. Side effects are minimized by having Dr. Snyman assessing and managing your care.

Treatment benefits:

  • Elimination of sweating in treated areas for 4-12 months
  • Relief of severe headaches
  • Costs of BOTOX® Therapeutic are often covered by Extended Health Care Benefits Programs, except the injection fee.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Or, come in for a consultation to find out if BOTOX® Therapeutic is the right treatment for you.