Laguna Hills, CA 92653
The introduction of Botox has nearly revolutionized hyperhidrosis treatment. Very small droplets of the medication are injected directly into the skin with excessive sweating. Areas like the palms, feet, head, face, and underarms are among the commonly treated areas. The treatment is done in the physician’s office and may take from 10-30 minutes to complete. Reduced sweating may be noted in as soon as a few days to 2 weeks after injection. Results are temporary and last approximately 3-12 months. Periodic maintenance re-injection is required.
1. Try Certain-Dri or Drysol first if your sweating isn’t better with regular over the counter products.
2. Robinul pills are a good option only for very special occasions like prom, job interviews, and weddings. Try a test run with the pill before your big event to check for possible side effects.
3. Remember botulinum toxin (Botox or Myobloc) may take 1-2 weeks before you see any results
4. Surgery with a specialized thoracic surgeon may be a last resort because of potential serious risks.
Some of the Doctor’s Favorite anti-perspirant picks:
Certain Dri anti-perspirant pads
Xerac AC solution
Drysol 20% solution (prescription)
For more information, please call (949) 582-7699 or visit the practice website at www.lagunaskincenter.com.