Hyperhidrosis can stem from genetics, thyroid issues or stress and is difficult to treat without dermatological assistance. You can read more about this condition on Mayo Clinic’s website. Clinical strength antiperspirants and prescribed medications may slightly restrict perspiration, but they have negative side effects such as rashes, redness and itchiness. Most patients prefer long term solutions that take care of the problem once and for all.
Drs. Gary and Kristina Goldenberg meet with each patient to determine the best treatment option based on their individual concerns and goals. They will often recommend using Botox to temporarily disable sweat glands. This is a a great option for people who look for an affordable treatment which can be done in March to June and usually last till the end of the summer season. Botox treatments are delivered by Drs. Goldenberg personally via a series of gentle injections into the target area. This treatment is virtually painless and can be accomplished in just 10-20 minutes. You can resume daily activities immediately after. Unlike other practices, only board certified dermatologists will inject Botox to effectively stop sweating.
Our clinical team will thoroughly cleanse the skin in the area, shave it if necessary, and apply a topical anesthetic to promote comfort. Drs. Goldenberg will inject the Botox neuromodulator to specific points to paralyze the sweat glands responsible for frequent perspiration. After our UES dermatologists administer a series of precise injections – best areas to target are the palms, foot soles, underarms or face – you will experience relief from hyperhidrosis.
Patients generally feel and see results within one week of treatment, by the second week you will experience the full effect of the procedure. Sweat reduction will last four to six months, at which point it will start to diminish as the sweat glands “unfreeze”, depending on your treatment areas.
Drs. Goldenberg are experts in using oral treatment for hyperhidrosis, which work best when combined with Botox injections. Robinul is the most commonly used pill to treat excessive sweating. Using this medication requires experience and careful finesse to avoid possible side effects of the medication.
Drs. Gary and Kristina Goldenberg are Board-Certified Dermatologists with advanced training in Botox injections and use of oral medications to treat hyperhidrosis. NYC based, the doctors will be happy to meet with you and evaluate your condition in a private consultation, in which they will confirm whether you are a good candidate for this treatment. Call our office at (212) 405-8202 or fill out the form below to ask questions or book an appointment.