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Focal Injections for Excessive Sweating

A focal injection is a treatment for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) that prevents stimulation of the sweat glands. Through a series of injections of onabotulinumtoxinA (BOTOX®) with an ultra-fine needle, your doctor can perform this treatment in minutes without anesthesia.

Thousands of people are learning to manage their hyperhidrosis with focal injections. To learn more about your treatment options, find a sweat management specialist in your area.

Treatment Details

Where can it be used?
Underarms (patients 18 or older)1
What are possible side effects?
Pain or bruising at the injection site, headache and an increase in sweating in other areas of the body can occur
How much does it cost?
From $200 to $500 per treatment, depending on areas being treated and the amount used
Will insurance pay for it?
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition. Treatment medication is often covered by most private drug plans and possibly by the government (QUE, MAN, AB, SK, NS). Your hyperhidrosis specialist will provide information to help you with reimbursement according to your insurance policy and will discuss any possible additional fees for the injection procedure.

1 BOTOX® product monograph. May 23, 2013.

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