Expert Cosmetic Services in Montclair, New Jersey
Most people know about the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic, DYSPORT® or JEUVEAU™ is effective in relaxing and smoothing frown lines on the forehead, both horizontal and vertical. It’s also commonly used to soften to the platysma bands on the neck and “crow’s feet” lines at the eyes. A new and exciting use for BOTOX® Cosmetic is to prevent excessive sweating in the armpits.
What Is Hyperhydrosis?
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is caused by stimulation of the sweat glands by nerve endings which descend from higher centers in the brain. These nerves respond to emotional stresses; like intimate social situations, public speaking, physical stresses, and increased body temperature that comes with exercise or hot humid weather.
Most people with excessive sweating are bothered primarily when they are emotionally stressed, physically active, or over-heated. BOTOX® Cosmetic, used off-label prevents sweating for many months by blocking the release of the neurotransmitter from the nerve endings, that causes the glands to produce sweat.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work to Prevent Excessive Underarm Sweating?
Dr. Sheila Bond explains to her patients, both men and women, that the procedure is quick and relatively painless. Powder is applied to the armpits and after several minutes the areas are checked for areas of perspiration to determine the exact areas of the sweat glands. Fifteen to twenty drops of BOTOX® Cosmetic are precisely injected by Dr. Bond via a very small needle into the skin of each underarm. Normal activity can be immediately resumed, but heavy exercise should be avoided for several hours.
What Are the Results?
Underarm sweating will be decreased by 90% within 48 hours and the full effect will be seen within one week. Most patients will obtain the benefit of dryness with one treatment of BOTOX® Cosmetic for six to ten months. What a relief this is for patients who suffer with the embarrassment of excessive underarm sweating.
Schedule Your Consultation to Learn if BOTOX® Cosmetic Will Work to Temporarily Stop Your Excessive underarm Sweating
Consult with Dr. Sheila Bond to learn if you are a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic and obtain relief from excessive sweat without surgery. Call (973) 509-0007 for your confidential
Visit our plastic / cosmetic surgery office located in Montclair, New Jersey (NJ). We serve patients from the following area, such as Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Sussex counties, as well as Jersey City, Newark, NJ and all surrounding areas including New York (NY).