22 May 2010
Treating Hyperhydoris of the Hands with Botox is Now Possible
Just as some people have self-conscious feelings in their life due to wrinkles, scarring, hair loss, and weight, we have also had a recent increase of patients who have contacted us in search of solutions regarding the excessive sweating of their hands. One of the ways that physicians in medical spas are now able to treat Hyperhydoris in the hands of their patients is through the precise injection of Botox (or alternatively Dysport) in a grid pattern throughout the hand.
Due to the fact that the palms of hands are such a sensitive part of the human body, different numbing/distraction methods can be used to help decrease/alleviate the pain associated with the injection sites. Prior to injections, physicians like Dr. Mohebi will typically offer a topical anesthetic (numbing cream) to the patient to apply to the palms of the hands for 20 minutes. This topical cream does a pretty decent job at numbing the area for its patients. In addition to the use of numbing cream, Dr. Mohebi may also offer for his patients to hold a vibrating object to help to distract from the sensations. While the use of a vibrating object is not required for treatments like this, it is said to help those patients who are having injections in sensitive areas such as these.
The approximate spacing for the grid patterns of injectables in hands is about 1-2 cm apart with roughly 2 units per injection. Needle gauges should not exceed 30, due to the fact that Botox injections can follow the needle track back out of the hands at any higher gauge. Results for these such injections have a lasting rate of approximately 4-6 months.
While hand weakness is possible with the injection of either Botox or Dysport in the hands, it is said to be more common in the use of Dysport. This side effect is obviously transient and does resolve with time.
Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any additional questions about this treatment, or feel free to call us at any time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Parsa Mohebi. He will personally go over any additional information or questions that you have, while also assessing you for treatment and providing you with alternative options if injectables are not probable for you. We hope to see you with us in office soon!
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