Dermatology

Hyperhydrosis & Sweating

What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a disorder marked by excessive sweating. It usually begins at puberty and affects the palms, soles, and armpits. Severe hyperhidrosis is a result of hyperactive sweat glands. Sweat is your body’s temperature regulator. In cases of
hyperhidrosis, sweating significantly exceeds the body’s normal requirements.

What is the treatment?

Botox has been approved by the FDA for excessive sweating. Botox treatment helps control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. The effects of Botox for this problem last an average of six months.

What is involved with the treatment?

After consultation, a topical numbing cream can be applied. The area will be cleaned prior to the injections. The treatment is fast and afterwards ice packs can be applied.
Normal activity can be immediately resumed, while heavy exercise should be avoided for several hours. Sweating will be decreased within 48 hours and full effect will be seen within one week. There is little to no downtime associated with Botox, and most patients are able to return to their normal routine immediately.

If you are seeking hyperhydrosis treatment in NYC, our staff at Sobel Skin offers honest, human, forward-looking skin care to help you be your best, most refreshed self. Call 212.288.0060 fill out a form in the right-hand column of this page to book an initial treatment consultation with Dr. Sobel.