Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively. This condition can be extremely noticeable and embarrassing, especially when sweating from the palms, armpits, or face. To treat this condition, Dr. Hovsepian injects the affected area with a neuromuscular agent, such as Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport®. These injectables act to decrease the amount of sweat occurring in the affected area.
The sweat glands of the body release sweat when they are activated by the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Dr. Hovsepian's anti-sweating injections normalize excessive sweating by safely inhibiting the release of this neurotransmitter. The nerves and sweat glands are left intact - but the secretion of sweat from the glands is drastically reduced as they can no longer be activated. Cosmetic injections are rapidly becoming the gold standard for treating hyperhidrosis. Unlike surgery or iontophoresis Dr. Hovsepian’s injections can be used to treat any area of the body to stop excessive sweating in the face, hands, and underarms.
Clinical studies show anti-sweating injections produce a 90% reduction in sweat production. This drops the sweat to easily manageable levels for most patients so that sweating rarely, if ever, interferes with their daily activities. The effects of injectables usually last 6 to 12 months. Case studies show that with repeated injections the sweat control becomes even better (patients become more confident and the emotional component of sweating is lessened) and tends to last longer.
Dr. Hovsepian is skilled in safely and reliably treating severe sweating (hyperhidrosis) with anti-sweating injections. The 30 minutes procedure reduces sweating by over 90% for up to ten months and has outstanding proof of its clinical efficacy and safety. He has a long interest in using minimally invasive injectables as an alternative to surgical procedures. He sincerely believes these techniques are a revolution in the treatment and is a safer and more reliable way to treat hyperhidrosis.
Dr. Hovsepian is dedicated to providing you the best possible care and utilizing the most innovative advancements in non-invasive techniques for treating excessive under arm sweating, armpit sweating, hand sweating and head sweating. To take the first step to stop excessive sweating, please request your consultation online or by telephone.