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Dysport for Hyperhidrosis or Visit a Dermatologist?
8 Doctor Answers | Asked by losangeles2009 in Atlanta, GA
Axillary hyperhidrosis and treatment
You should really do both. Botulinum toxin can only be adminstered by a physician so this is not an either/or choice. You need to see an physician and have the Botox/Dysport injected. There are other options for axillary hyperhidrosis including surgical approaches if you seek a longer term solution.
Dysport for Hyperhidrosis
Dysport for axillary (armpit) hyperhidrosis (sweating) is highly effective. Equivalent neurotoxins include Botox and Xeomin. All are effective, but the duration of action will depend on how much you put in. It can last anywhere from 2-6 months. miraDry is a new device that permanently reduces sweating. It requires 2-3 treatments and can be as effective as Dysport, but once you've completed your treatment series, you are done. Axillary shaving is a techique...
Hyperhidrosis for the armpits
Dysport, like Botox, can eliminate hyperhidrosis of the underarms, feet, and hands. A hyperhidrosis expert should perform the injections.
Hyperhidrosis of the Underarms, Palms and Feet
Hyerhidrosis of the underarms, palms and feet can be treated together in one shot using a technique called ETS - endoscopic throacic sympathectomy and costs anywhere from 10,000 to 21,000 USD depending on where you live. If the underarms are your only concern, you can get repeat Botox injections every 3-4 months. If you want a permanent treatment for underarm sweating, the miraDry procedure uses microwave technology but is not covered by insurance. For hyperhidrosis of the palms...
Botox or Dysport for Hyperhidrosis
Both Botox and Dysport work well for Hyperhidrosis. In general, 100 units of Botox is necessary and 300 units of Dysport is necessary to have a nice effect. There really is no cost difference between Botox and Dysport so whichever your injector recommends will likely do well. Good Luck.
Botox or Dysport for hyperhidrosis: only after other treatment failures.
Before trying the effective, but expensive and cumbersome, neuromodulators for excessive underarm sweating, see your dermatologist for suggestions on various methods to try first. There are several steps that may work effectively, and without going through these, no insurance company would pay for this treatment anyway, so the expense would be daunting. If you diligently try and fail other methods for medically problematic excessive sweating, then many insurance companies will cover...
Try other treatments first
There are a range of other treatments available besides Botulinum toxin. In fact, most insurance companies require a prior treatment before they will approve BOTOX or Dysport for axillary hyperhidrosis. The first and simplest treatment is topical. This would be a prescription strength antiperspirant such as Drysol. Drysol can be fairly irritating and a newer version should be released shortly. Second some people have success with a Drionic device. This works using a type of...
Axillary hyperhidrosis can be treated with Botox or Dysport with fairly effective results. These results usually last approximately 6 months and need to be repeated. There are reports in the literature about the effectiveness of the SmartLipo laser (or any other form of laser liposculpture - ProLipo, SlimLipo,etc) to treat this condition. Although SmartLipo is mainly to remove fatty areas, it has been found that the heat generated beneath the skin (dermis) can effectively and sometimes...