Excessive Sweating

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Excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, can be a challenging condition that impacts daily activities, confidence, and overall quality of life. Dr. Jennifer Levine offers an effective solution for hyperhidrosis using Botox, a treatment that significantly reduces excessive sweating and provides long-lasting relief.

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by excessive sweating beyond what is necessary for regulating body temperature. This can affect various parts of the body, including the underarms, palms, soles, and face, leading to discomfort and social anxiety.

How Botox Treats Hyperhidrosis

Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) works by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that stimulates sweat glands. By inhibiting the signals that trigger sweat production, Botox can significantly reduce excessive sweating in targeted areas.

Benefits of Treating Hyperhidrosis with Botox

  • Effective: Can reduce underarm sweating by up to 87%, with results typically lasting 4 to 6 months.
  • Quick Procedure: Treatments are quick, typically taking 20-30 minutes.
  • Minimal Downtime: Patients can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.
  • Long-Lasting Results: Results can last between 4 to 6 months, with some patients experiencing relief for up to 12 months.
  • Improved Quality of Life: Reduces discomfort and social anxiety related to excessive sweating.

Treatment Areas

  • Underarms (Axillary Hyperhidrosis): One of the most common areas treated with Botox for hyperhidrosis.
  • Palms (Palmar Hyperhidrosis): Botox can effectively reduce sweating in the hands, though it may cause temporary weakness and pain.
  • Soles (Plantar Hyperhidrosis): Treating the feet to prevent excessive sweating, though this can be more painful and less effective than other areas.
  • Face (Facial Hyperhidrosis): Reducing sweating on the forehead and other facial areas, though care must be taken to avoid asymmetry.

What to Expect During the Treatment

  1. Consultation: Dr. Levine will discuss your symptoms, medical history, and treatment goals. She will assess the areas affected by hyperhidrosis to determine the appropriate treatment plan.
  2. Preparation: The treatment area will be cleansed, and a topical anesthetic or ice pack may be applied to ensure comfort during the procedure.
  3. Injection: Botox is injected into the skin using fine needles in a grid pattern. The number of injections varies depending on the size of the area being treated and the severity of sweating. Each injection is placed approximately 1-2 centimeters apart.
  4. Post-Treatment Care: Patients may experience mild redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection sites, which typically subsides within a few days. Dr. Levine will provide post-treatment care instructions to ensure optimal results.

Results and Maintenance

The effects of Botox for hyperhidrosis can be seen within a few days, with full results typically developing over one to two weeks. The reduction in sweating can last for 4 to 6 months, with some patients experiencing relief for up to 12 months. Repeat treatments are often needed to maintain the results.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are experiencing excessive sweating and are interested in learning more about Botox for hyperhidrosis, call (212) 517-9400 or schedule your consultation online now.

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