Dr. Ward is pleased to offer treatment of primary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) with Botox® Therapeutic. He is currently treating the underarm and/or hands. Cost of treatment is $8.00 / unit. Please call (778-265-1377 ex. 1) to schedule an appointment.
Primary hyperhidrosis is a disorder that makes you sweat more than you need to and the cause is often not known. Other factors such as diabetes, menopause, nerve damage and some medications can also cause excessive sweating, called secondary hyperhidrosis.
Treatment of primary hyperhidrosis can be with topical treatments (e.g. aluminum chloride hexahydrate), iontophoresis (low-intensity electric current to affected areas), or surgery.
Botox® injected with a small needle just below the skin surface can also be highly effective. In fact, treatment success for the underarms have shown that 95% of patients experience an average reduction of 83% in one week*, with effects lasting an average of 7 months.
*Naumann MK, Lowe NJ. Botulinum toxin type A in the treatment of bilateral primary axillary hyperhidrosis: randomized, parallel-group, double blind, placebo-controlled trial. British Medical Journal 2001;323:1-4
Underarms and/or hands.
50 units per each underarm and 50-100 units per each hand.
This procedure is not covered under the Medical Services Plan. The cost is $8.00/unit used for treatment. There are no consultation or "hidden" fees. 5% GST and 2.65% Square Reader fee are in addition to the unit cost.
Patients are booked for 30 minutes, which includes assessment time. Please review and sign the Informed Consent sheet before coming to your appointment.
This is not an MSP covered treatment, so patients are able to self-refer and book an appointment themselves. No referral is necessary.
We also do not charge a consultation fee to either the patient or MSP (regardless of whether or not the patient decides to proceed with indicated Botox® treatment).
South Granville Business Centre, Suite 204, #247 - 2628 Granville Street, Vancouver, V6H 4B4. 1-778-265-1377 (ext. 1)
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