Chronically sweating in particular areas of the body can be uncomfortable and/or embarrassing for many men and women, frequently leading to feelings of self-consciousness in the workplace, social settings, or even intimate situations. Thankfully, individuals suffering from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in the underarms, hands, and/or feet can find a simple solution in the form of BOTOX® injections.
In addition to its ability to smooth facial lines and wrinkles, BOTOX® can temporarily prevent chemical nerve signals from triggering sweat glands, helping to stop the production of perspiration in the targeted treatment region(s). Performed in-office by our New York City plastic surgeons, this quick and easy procedure can be an excellent option for anyone troubled by excessive sweating.
What Can Hyperhidrosis Treatment Do for Me?
Based on the area in which the injections are administered, hyperhidrosis treatment with BOTOX® can help:
- Diminish the potential for foul odors caused by sweat
- Minimize the occurrence of visible sweat stains on clothing
- Reduce a reliance on powerful anti-perspirant deodorants
- Boost confidence when shaking hands or physically interacting with someone
- Limit the need to frequently change articles clothing due to wetness
*Results may vary
The Hyperhidrosis Treatment
To treat excessive sweating with BOTOX®, Dr. Stafford R. Broumand and Dr. Daniel Y. Maman use a diamond-cut needle to carefully inject the BOTOX® solution into sweat glands in the targeted region. The meticulous technique employed by our doctors helps to minimize any potential discomfort during the procedure, enabling the majority of patients to receive treatment without the need for a local anesthetic. Depending on the extent of the issue as well as how many areas are being addressed, the entire injectable process often takes less than 30 minutes to complete. In fact, many individuals undergo treatment on their lunchbreak.
Recovery after BOTOX® for Hyperhidrosis
While there is potential for some temporary redness and/or swelling in the targeted region(s) to occur, most women and men are able to resume their normal daily routines immediately following their BOTOX® injections. These symptoms should resolve within a few days and can often be concealed by makeup, if necessary. The results of treatment should be fully apparent after about five to ten days, and the effects typically endure for approximately eight months, if not longer. To maintain an ideal outcome, occasional follow-up injections are recommended.