Neurotoxins for Hyperhidrosis

Many men and women who have benefited from the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic as an effective injectable for relaxing and smoothing frown lines on the forehead. But, did you know, BOTOX® is also an effective treatment to prevent and control excessive sweating in the armpits and hands?

At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Greg Chernoff offers BOTOX for men and women who are suffering with or embarrassed by their excessive underarm and hand sweating.

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is defined as sweating in excess of what is required to regulate body temperature. Excessive sweating is a fairly common condition, as upwards of 1.3 million Americans are diagnosed with severe hyperhidrosis. People often find that they are hampered in occupational, athletic and social situations, leading to diminished physical and emotional well-being.

Excessive sweating is caused by stimulation of the sweat glands by nerve endings found in the brain. These nerves respond to emotional stresses; such as, being over-heated, physical stress, intimate social situations, and other stressors that increase body temperature.

BOTOX prevents underarm and hand 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 Work to Prevent Excessive Sweating?

The FDA approved BOTOX in 2004 for the treatment of severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating of the underarms. BOTOX injections should only be done by expert injectors. To pinpoint the exact areas of the sweat gland, powder is applied to the armpits or palms and after several minutes the areas are checked for specific areas of perspiration. Normal activity can be resumed directly following treatment, but heavy exercise should be avoided for several hours.*

Prior to any treatment or procedure, Dr. Chernoff or one of our trained and certified Health Care Providers determine if you are a candidate, review the risk and benefits, and provide all possible treatment alternatives.

What Are the Results

BOTOX is effective in treating hyperhidrosis when antiperspirants or other medications fail. Dr. Chernoff offers this injectable for those who want an improvement from the physical discomfort and emotional embarrassment caused by excessive sweating.

Dr. Chernoff advises patients that you can expect your excessive underarm or palm sweating to be decreased within 48 hours and the full effect will be seen within one week. Patients can expect to remain dry for up to six to ten months with one treatment of BOTOX.*

Why Dr. Chernoff for Your Specialized Services?

When considering specialized services, finding the right aesthetic doctor can mean the difference between great results and less-than-optimal results. Board certification, advanced training, and skills, along with years of experience are important factors to consider when selecting your cosmetic physician.

At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, you can be reassured that Dr. Greg Chernoff has the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill, and aesthetic vision. Dr. Chernoff is a renowned aesthetic surgeon and educator.

Over the last 20 years, Dr. Chernoff has significantly contributed to the advancements in Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine. He was one of the pioneers of both surgical and non-surgical laser therapy. He has pioneered many new skincare treatments and over the years has been refining the therapies to improve and enhance his patient’s skin. Research is important to him since it allows him to stay on the cutting edge of new therapies and techniques.

You can trust your cosmetic non-surgical specialized treatments to Dr. Chernoff, a triple board-certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon. Dr. Chernoff is certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The American Board of Facial, Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Chernoff is an expert face and body cosmetic enhancement physician who has performed thousands of non-surgical aesthetic procedures for men and women in Santa Rosa, CA, and the surrounding communities for over 20 years.