Hyperhidrosis is a condition that results in excessive sweating. This is most commonly found in the underarms, the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. The face can also be a problem area. Although sweating is normal, people with this condition sweat more than the average person. While you exercise, this may not be noticeable, but during social activities where there is no physical exertion, it can be embarrassing.
People with this condition will often go to the drugstore to look for an over-the-counter solution. There are topical creams available, but they have limited success. Many people using a cream experience skin irritations. For those who suffer from hyperhidrosis and are disappointed with the results of nonprescription topical creams or find they cause skin conditions, then Botox may be the solution to the problem.
Botox is well known as a treatment for wrinkles, but it is not limited to cosmetic use. It has been shown to be effective in treating hyperhidrosis. The sweat glands are excessively stimulated by signals from the neurotransmitters. Botox reduces the stimulation and reduces the sweat. A Botox treatment will last two weeks and reduce the total sweat produced by 80 percent. The treatment will last for up to six months before a new treatment is needed. Botox treatments have shown to be effective in all major areas affected by Hyperhidrosis.
When Botox treatment is done for Hyperhidrosis of the feet, the area of the soles is given a numbing agent. The foot is given about 20 Botox injections, and the other foot is done the same way. The entire process takes only a half an hour, and there is no recovery time needed. This is an inpatient procedure and can be done at Dr. Bobby Buka’s office in New York City.