What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a medical term for excessive sweating. This condition can be very uncomfortable and affects many people. Normally, our sweat glands produce sweat to protect our body and increase its stamina during sport activities, hot weather, anxiety etc.

Sometimes the glands, which are producing sweat, are more active and cause excessive sweating through underarms, palms, forehead, soles and can significant affect quality of life for both men and women. Having wet marks under the arms or sweaty palms during important meeting sometimes can cause a lack of confidence and make people nervous. This happens through all the year but summer is more challenging time for those who suffer from hyperhidrosis.

How to treat hyperhidrosis?

One of the most effective hyperhidrosis treatments are Botox injections that have been used in Canada for over 20 years. Health Canada has approved Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) as a preventive treatment for headaches in adults and hyperhidrosis as well.


This non-invasive procedure takes 15 minutes. It is safe and can be performed at the doctor’s office. Treated areas can be underarms, arms and soles. Prior to the treatment, a consultation is required. You will discuss with a doctor the details of the procedure. During the treatment doctor uses a very thin needle. The treatment can cause mild discomfort. All regular activities can be resumed immediately. Some patients can feel improvement in 2 weeks after the treatment. Botox effectively reduces localized sweating for 6-8 months. In our clinic Dr. Arthur Staroselsky performs this procedure. He has over 15 years of experience treating patients with Botox, both for cosmetic and therapeutic reasons, such as for headache and excessive sweating.


  • Fast excessive sweating relief
  • Minimal discomfort
  • No recovery time required
  • Quality of life improvement


Patient’s consultation is covered by OHIP. Please note that 93% of patients across Canada who were treated with Botox for hyperhidrosis have been approved for this treatment by their private insurance plans. All uninsured services must be paid in full when rendered in the doctor’s office. The cost of the procedure for uninsured patients can vary depending on the areas to be treated from $150 to $250 per session.