Botox for Excessive Sweating
Therapeutic Botox can be injected into the armpits to relax muscles around the sweat glands. This an effective treatment for the condition known as hyperhydrosis which is a concern for many people. It takes 10 – 14 days for the treatment to take effect. The treatment needs to be repeated every 3 – 6 months. The procedure is quick and relatively painless with the application of topical anaesthetic.
Botox for Migraines and Headaches
Therapeutic Botox can be used effectively to reduce the intensity and frequency of migraine headaches. Dr. Pascoe has been extensively trained in the use of Botox for this purpose. The procedure involves treating numerous areas of the face, neck, scalp, and upper back. Many patients notice an immediate improvement of their migraine with the first treatment, however, repeated treatments at 3 month intervals usually result in an even more significant improvement. Patients are encouraged to discontinue use of their regular headache medication in order to achieve greater benefit. Patients can be referred by their family physician or can be self referred.
Many extended health plans will cover the cost of therapeutic Botox for the treatment of migraines. After the initial consultation, Dr. Pascoe will provide a letter for your insurance company.