What is treatment like?
During treatment, the BOTOX® solution will be injected intradermally using a very fine needle. If desired, a numbing agent can be applied to the targeted areas to help alleviate any potential discomfort. Depending on the number of areas you wish to address, the entire procedure can typically be completed in about 30 minutes or less.
Is it safe?
BOTOX® is the only prescription medication approved by Health Canada to treat excessive sweating. When administered correctly by a highly trained physician, BOTOX® affects only the area in which it is injected, and the treatment is considered both safe and effective.
Does it hurt?
Prior to the procedure, a local anesthetic can be applied to targeted areas to help reduce any potential discomfort experienced during treatment.
Is there any recovery or downtime?
Some swelling and/or redness may appear in the treatment area(s), but this should resolve relatively quickly. The majority of patients are able to resume their normal daily routines immediately following treatment.
How long do results last?
A single treatment of BOTOX® generally resolves excessive sweating for about seven months. Follow-up treatments may be necessary to maintain optimal long-term results.
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