Hyperhidrosis affects approximately 3% of Canadians. It has an impact on work productivity, confidence, social comfort, emotional wellbeing and the clothes on chooses to wear.
A neuromodulator works by blocking the release of acetylcholine, thereby preventing the activation of sweat glands. A Health Canada Approved neuromodulator is used for the treatment of axillary (underarm) hyperhidrosis, but is routinely used off-label to treat other types: craniofacial (face), palmar (hand), plantar (feet) sweating.
Axillary (armpit) Hyperhidrosis
If covered by insurance: there is an injection fee
Duration of session: 30+ mins (depends on treatment area)
Interval between sessions: 3-5 months