Botox Hyperhidrosis May Be Your Ideal Sweat Solution–Read On..

Botox Hyperhidrosis Is A Treatment For Excessive Sweating That Has Recently Hit The Scenes

Before 2004, botox was basically unheard of. Since then, it’s gained popularity from Hollywood super-stars who use it to stop wrinkles. Right around 2004 the U.S. joined over 20 other countries that approved using Botoxfor excessive sweating.

In this article…

We tell you everything you need to know about Botox.

What’s Botox Anyway?

Botox is actually a brand name for a compound called “botulinum toxin.” It’s made by a company in Irvine, California called Allergan. When botox is injected into the skin, it works to temporarily paralyze the muscles and nerves in that area.

How Does Botox Hyperhidrosis Work?

With Botox Hyperhidrosis, the compound is injected evenly into different points in the underarm area. Your doctor will determine the number of injection points based on his knowledge of your condition.

If you can imagine that the shape of your armpit, the injections are spread out evenly.

The doctor will make the injections just beneath the surface of your skin where those pesky sweat-glands live. It works by temporarily blocking the components of your SNS that trigger excessive armpit sweat.

How Much Does it Cost?

The price of Botox Hyperhidrosis can vary from $200-$500. It’s usually not covered by insurance, unless you can convince your insurance company to pay for it.

But you figure you would probably need injections twice a year. Average cost of roughly $350. That comes to $700 a year, and you never have to worry about underarm sweating ever again. Doesn’t sound too bad to me.

Course, you could stop excessive sweating for much less with copying what we did.

Is Botox Used Anywhere Except Armpits?

Although it’s most commonly used in the underarm area, Botox Hyperhidrosis has been administered for sweaty palms and sweaty feet as well. This has been reported to be much more painful that the typical armpit injections. Ouch.

Also, it’s been reported to have an effect on some of the stabilizing muscles in the hand. Sometimes resulting in loss of grip strength.

So Does it Work or What?

The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved hyperhidrosis botox in 2004 after conducting two clinical trials on it. Each trial was “placebo-controlled, multicenter, randomized, [and] double-blind..” What in the world does that mean?

“Placebo-controlled” means that one group of sweaters thought they were receiving botox injections, but it was just aqueous solution.

“Multicenter” means that the trials took place in more than one location (I think).

“Randomized” means that the participants were chosen randomly from a group of hopefuls, and that they were assigned to either the treatment group (receiving hyperhidrosis botox injections) or the control group (receiving placebo injections) using totally
random methods. I.e. drawing names from a hat.

“Double-blind” means that neither the participants receiving injections, nor the researchers administering the objectives knew which group was receiving the real botox injections, and which was receiving the placebo.

In other words, these trials were very specific, very regulated, and it would be almost impossible to forge false results.

91% of excessive armpit sweaters reported a significant reduction in sweat four weeks later. Compared to 36% in the placebo group. That’s a BIG difference. The average duration of relief (time that sweating remained in control) was 170 days. That’s almost 5 months. Pretty sweet.

You can find the actual article from the FDA’s website here.

Are There Any Side-Effects?

The most common side-effect associated with Botox Hyperhidrosis is… OUCH! Yes, some patients report that the injections can be very painful. The doctor has some things to help with that, like numbing cream, nerve-blocking agents, ice, etc.

So Now What Do I Do?

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Well if I was you, I’d see the doctor. Hopefully you’ve had a relationship with a doctor that knows you and your condition. Specifically, I hope you have tried hyperhidrosis antiperspirants like Drysol through your doctor.

Then, I’d make a nice friendly call to my insurance company to see if it’s covered. If it’s not (most likely), then I’d see the doctor and let them know that since the hyperhidrosis antiperspirants didn’t work, that I’d like to try
Botox Hyperhidrosis. But, it’s not covered by the insurance.

Your doctor wants you to try Botox Hyperhidrosis too, so he’s on your side. Why? Because he gets paid the same whether you pay for it or the insurance company pays for it. Plus, because the effects of botox wear away after a while, it’ll be a recurring fee for him.

Once you tell Doc that it’s not covered, wait to see what he says. If he doesn’t offer a solution, ask him if he’ll write you a “Letter of Medical Necessity.” Doctors know what that is, so you don’t have to explain much after that.

Doc’ll most definitely do it, cuz like I said, he’s gettin paid regardless. And he’s obviously in business to make money, right?

So have the Doc write the letter and forward it to the insurance company.

Wait 15 days for them to respond and see what happens. Worth a shot, right?

But it’s very important to have a close relationship with a hyperhidrosis doctor. If it’s just your regular doctor that’s been treating you for hyperhidrosis, that’s fine. But if you haven’t been regularly talking to a doctor about your excessive sweating, you should definitely start now.

If you have no idea where to find a hyperhidrosis doctor, contact us and we’ll help you.

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