As the temperature goes up each summer, comfort usually goes down - especially for people who deal with excessive sweating. The condition known as hyperhidrosis can be frustrating all year long, but there's something particularly unpleasant about armpit circles and soaked shirts in the hottest months.
At Alizadeh Cosmoplastic Surgery, Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh has a simple, nonsurgical solution for anyone who wishes their June, July, and August could be significantly dryer: BOTOX® Cosmetic. New York-area men and women who regularly pour out sweat no matter what the thermometer says can find relief that lasts for months at a time.
BOTOX® is best known for keeping forehead lines and crow's feet at bay, even when a person's expression would otherwise cause them to appear. The properties that allow it to prevent wrinkle -making muscle contractions are also ideal for putting sweat glands on a time-out.
Basically, carefully placed injections stop overactive glands from receiving signals to turn on. Since the rest of the body's sweat glands will continue to work as they always do, there's no risk of drastically inhibiting someone's overall ability to cool down. The sweat-stopping benefits are limited to the injection area.
Over time, the effects will wear off, allowing sweat-starting signals to flow freely again. The constant dampness and moisture from hyperhidrosis feels different in the fall, winter, and spring -but treatments are available at Alizadeh Cosmoplastic Surgery no matter the season. Anyone who suffers from excessive sweating is encouraged to work out a long-term plan so they can focus on enjoying life, instead of figuring out the next best time to change shirts again.
For patients interested in longer-acting solutions, Dr. Alizadeh offers a minimally invasive approach as well, for a specific subset of patients, that selectively takes out the sweat glands while tightening the arm skin.
Learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic or sweat-reduction surgery for hyperhidrosis, as well as the injectable's other cosmetic and medical applications, by calling 212.348.0100 (Manhattan and Westchester) or 516.439.5010 (Long Island). Send a message online to arrange a consultation.