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botox for hyperhydrosis i suffer from hyperhydrosis and have tried pretty much everything except botox injections. are they effective? painful? covered by most insurances? are there any side effects i should know about? or anything else?

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Dr. James Seward
22 years experience Dermatology
Botox : Botox is very effective for most cases of focal hyperhidrosis on the palms, soles, or armpits. Read more about this on the link below. Hurts to get done, but most patients are very pleased with the results. Most insurances require that you try a few other medications such as aluminum chloride and oral anticholinergic medications prior to be being approved for Botox (check with your insurance.).
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Mark Golden
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Botox : Botox can be very effective for hyperhidrosis, but it is painful depending where it is injected. You would need to check with your insurance company to see if it is covered.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Alexander Mauskop
42 years experience Neurology
Very effective: Injections of Botox for hyperhydrosis are very effective, very safe, not very painful and are approved by the fda, which makes it very likely that the insurance will pay for it. Unlike with migraines and wrinkles where the effect of Botox lasts 3 months, the effect of Botox for hyperhydrosis lasts 6 to 12 months.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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