Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, affects up to 2% of the world’s population. Dr. Michele S. Green is dedicated to the treatment of hyperhidrosis of the palms, axillae (underarms), and feet. Sweat glands are found in the skin throughout the body, but higher numbers are present in the hands, feet, and armpits. Stressful situations can stimulate the body to produce increased amounts of sweat. Many patients suffer from this condition and have no idea that there are simple and effective treatments available.
Conservative treatments include deodorants and anti-perspirants like Drysol. Some patients require oral medications such as anticholinergic drugs, but these have side effects such as dry mouth and blurry vision. Iontophoresis Machines have also been utilized but these are time consuming and need to be repeated daily or weekly with only mild benefits.
BOTOX® has now been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. BOTOX® injections are used to disable the sweat glands. BOTOX® acts by blocking the release of acetylcholine and shuts down the sweat process in any site that is injected. The effects of the BOTOX® injections can last from 6-12 months depending on the site that is injected.
The usual dose to treat hyperhidrosis in the axilla is 50 units per axilla. There may be a variable amount of BOTOX® injections required depending on the individual patient. Relief from sweating in the treated area will happen in just a few days after your BOTOX® injections. BOTOX® injections have been proven to be a quick and effective means of treatment.
If you would like to learn more about the use of BOTOX® in the treatment of hyperhidrosis, please don’t hesitate to contact us online today or call 212-535-3088. Dr. Michele S. Green, a board certified NYC dermatologist, practices the latest techniques at the forefront of skin care to give you the look that you deserve.