Botox is used for Excessive Sweating
Over the last 3 years, we have recognized that BOTOX® can dramatically reduce excessive sweating. Dr. Volshteyn had treated over a dozen patients with excessive armpit sweating with excellent results.
Now BOTOX® is indicated and FDA approved for the treatment of severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (severe underarm sweating) that is inadequately managed with topical agents. BOTOX® treatment is very effective. In one clinical study, 81% of patients achieved a greater than 50% reduction in sweating. BOTOX® treatment helps control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. In our experience relieves most cases of localized hyperhidrosis (excess sweating). Botox offers the patients with this condition a significant alternative to surgery
Botox® is also the answer for people who feel they are sweating too much. Botox® treatment can be performed a week or so before a high stress event such as a job interview, business meeting, wedding or public speaking engagement.
The injections are performed in privacy of our office, require no anesthesia, and absence of sweating is long lasting.. Dr. Volshteyn uses advanced techniques to maximize his patients comfort making the injections almost painless. Patients who have had Botox® injections by other physicians have frequently commented on how much more comfortable Dr. Volshteyn approach is.
The amount of Botox used is similar for wrinkles and frown lines. Most patients report decrease of underarm sweating within 48 hours of the treatment. They remain dry in the underarms for periods ranging from 4 months to 9 months, or even 12 month. But BOTOX® is not a cure; the symptoms will return gradually, and you will know when the time is right for another treatment. In most cases the treatment needs to be repeated at least once a year. People usually request re-injections 6 - 12 months later, even though only some of the sweating has returned. We will recommend you a treatment strategy to ensure that you receive the best possible results with BOTOX.
BOTOX® treatment is contraindicated if there is an infection at the injection site or in individuals with known hypersensitivity. Patients with neuromuscular disorders (e.g., myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome) should only receive BOTOX® treatment with great caution.
The most frequently reported side effects (3% to 10% of patients) following BOTOX® injection were mild pain and minimal bleeding, sweating, infection, inflammation, flu syndrome, headache, fever, neck or back pain, itching, and anxiety.
Even though hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that can have profound and devastating effects on our physical and mental well-being, most insurance companies will not reimburse plan members for the treatment. The cost varies from $900 to $1500 for both sides.
If you suffer from excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), or you have questions about the information you read on this site, call our office 775-841-9090 to schedule your consultation. Based upon your unique situation, Dr. Volshteyn can help determine the best course of treatment for you.
Dr. Volshteyn is a board certified Plastic Surgeon, who is specialized in reconstructive and plastic surgery.
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