We are in the midst of a scorching heat wave here aren’t we?
With that heat, comes excessive perspiration. For some people, excessive perspiration is a daily battle even in the coldest of temperatures.
Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by sweating in excess of what is required for normal regulation of body temperature. Hyperhidrosis can be generalized or localized to specific body parts, most commonly the arm pits, hands, and feet. When localized, the condition is referred to as focal hyperhidrosis. Generalized hyperhidrosis involves the entire body and is often due to an underlying condition.
There are several options for treatment which include both topical and oral medications. Here at centre for aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, we offer patients intradermal injections of Botox (onabotulinumtoxina) to block the neural control of sweat glands. Botox is injected into the skin locally at the area of concern. The Botox then acts to decrease the activity of the sweat glands themselves, thus reducing perspiration, sometimes stopping it completely.
These injections can be done in the arm pits and feet. Frequently, injections of the arm pits can be covered by insurance provided a patient meets criteria for treatment. Topical numbing cream is typically applied pre-treatment to enhance patient comfort. After the injections, patients are asked to avoid excessive arm exercise for 24 hours.
Results typically last 6-18 weeks.
Call today to schedule your consultation with our nurse practitioner Evan Minior, MSN, FNP-BC !!!