Previously published in Examiner
Part 4 of the botox series
Botox treatments are expensive
Many Americans think that because Canada has universal healthcare that everything is free. That is not so cosmetic treatments are not covered, and Canadians would have to have insurance to cover it. When it comes to Botox treatments, Montrealers as well as other Canadians must check that their botox treatments are even covered in their insurance plan.
Having said that, Canadians are willing to pay to get the years of wrinkles off their faces. Kathy Thauburger paid $800 to remove “46 years of wrinkles.”
Dr. Jennifer Beecher reported to CTV Ottawa, “I think it’s such an easy choice. The obvious thing is there is no downtime. You come in, you have your service done, you go home, you look great. You don’t have to take two weeks off.”
Other Medical Uses for Botox
We have spent a lot of time on botox for wrinkles but the truth is that botox does have health benefits as well. Botox is now used for several medical conditions such as:
• Eye muscle problems
• Muscle spasms
• Hyperhidrosis: Toronto doctors claim that Botox injections are a good solution for people with excessive underarm sweating when the sweet glands are unresponsive to traditionally antiperspirants.
• Botox can also be used for people who have the problem of excessive sweaty palms.
• Facial scars – please note that this is still in the experimental stage at this time.
If an individual can convince the insurance company of the medical need for botox, perhaps they will cover it.