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Botox Therapeutic

Treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) easily and effectively.

Stop embarrassing sweating of the armpits, hands, face, and feet. Botox, or botulinum toxin type A, consists of a purified protein. Botox is a USA FDA and Health Canada-approved prescription medicine that is injected into sweat glands to minimize sweating. Botox can be used for several medical or therapeutic uses in addition to its usage in cosmetics link to botox cosmetic. It can also help treat chronic migraines which is also performed at SkinfitMD.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A therapeutic Botox injection done precisely into overactive sweat glands blocks the release of acetylcholine, a chemical in the nervous system which activates the sweat glands, relieving excess sweating. Botox for hyperhidrosis typically has a much longer duration than when it is injected for frown lines and wrinkles. Typically the treatments last for 8-9 months and it is not uncommon for patients to see improvement for a year
  • Safe and effective control of sweating
  • Can be used for armpits, hands, feet and head and other localized areas of sweating
  • Virtually painless
  • Fast procedure – 10 to 15 minutes
  • Long-lasting results up to 12 months
A small amount of Botox for hyperhidrosis will be precisely injected with a very fine needle into the affected area. You may experience temporary localized tenderness and/or bruising where you receive the injection. Botox does not cause numbness in the treatment area.

You will feel the benefits of the Botox therapeutic treatment usually within a few days to one week. Treatments will typically last seven to nine months and many patients will see results beyond a full year.

There are few if any side effects to Botox for hyperhidrosis. Patients having their hands treated may notice a small amount of grip strength weakness but this is not normally a large problem for most patients. The treatments do not cause additional sweating at other body sites, and allow untreated areas to sweat normally. For more information, see

If you have an extended health benefit plan, part of your Botox for hyperhidrosis treatments may be covered. SkinFitMD in Surrey, BC, can help you fill out the paperwork that may be required by your insurance company for reimbursement purposes. No referral is required for patients with severe sweating.
Dr. Hong is one of the only Allergan-recognized specialist injectors of Botox for hyperhidrosis in the Fraser Valley. He injects more therapeutic Botox for management of excessive sweating than any other clinic in the Fraser Valley and has one of the largest clinics treating hyperhidrosis in Western Canada. His experience in this area allows his patients to access insurance reimbursement when available.

Dr. Hong has been a nationally recognized leader in hyperhidrosis going back years. He was one of the authors on the Canadian Hyperhidrosis Treatment guidelines, originally published in 2006.

Dr. Hong regularly injects armpits, hands, faces, scalps, and feet for the treatment of excessive sweating. Other areas of localized sweating may also benefit and can be discussed during a consultation.

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  • Safe and effective control of sweating
  • Can be used for armpits, hands, feet and head
  • Virtually painless
  • Fast procedure – 10 to 15 minutes
  • Long-lasting results up to 12 months


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