It’s a condition where an individual produces an excessive amount of sweat under arms, or palms of hands or soles of the feet.
Humans produce sweat to cool their bodies when they get too hot, but in people who have hyperhidrosis, this sweat productions happens all the time irrelevant of the temperature or situation.
The excessive sweating attracts bacteria and results in a very unpleasant odor which is embarrassing. That odor affects working environment, results in social isolation and definitely affect personal lives.
Dr. Avaliani can treat excessive sweating with Botox or Dysport injections. It is important to understand, that this is a temporary treatment which can change individual’s life for the better. It does not however result in permanent cure of symptoms and requires continuous use.
The treatment usually takes about 10 minutes to perform
The results can last from 3 to 6 months and vary from one individual to another.
Dr. Avaliani will perform a skin test to help her visualize the most active sweat producing areas first, she will then clean and prepare the area for treatment and start injection small amounts of medication to the affected area.
It usually takes 20-30 small injections per side per area to be treated. Dr. Avaliani will cool the area with ice and then use the smallest and sharpest needle to minimize any discomfort during your treatment.
To successfully treat hyperhidrosis, it requires 100 units of Botox or 300 units of Dysport to be used. The treatment cost is $1200 and is priced very reasonably to account for the fact that this treatment requires large amount of the product to be used.
Discomfort, soreness, redness and potential bruising may occur during or immediately after your treatment. They are temporary and will resolve in less than 24 hours.
There is no preparation needed, except that you kindly shave your underarm area to help visualize the sweat producing areas better.
It is recommended that you skip the gym after your treatment the same day, otherwise there are absolutely no other restrictions.
It takes between 4-14 days for the product to fully take effect. Please be patient and it will definitely work. Some patients tart noticing results after 24 hours, but it definitely varies form one individual to another
It really depends on how long the results last and also personal preference. Dr. Avaliani has clients who like to get this treatment during summer months only, while others year round. The final answer is purely a personal preference. The truth is, once you try it and love the results, they are addictive, especially when you don’t smell, your clothes don’t have stains, you can finally wear linen, silk and cashmere and white color does not scare you anymore. Stay dry and enjoy!