Hyperhydosis of the facial "t-zone" has made my life very difficult. What can I do?
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Facial Hyperhidrosis -- Botox
Botox, which is often used to treat excessive sweating in the hands feet and underarms, can also be used safely for facial hyperhidrosis. I've used it. as you suggest for the lip area under the nose as well as the forehead. I often treat the face cosmetically and add small amounts to curtail the perspiration problem areas. I disagree with the plastic surgeon who asserted that you need to use a high amount of Botox for this purpose. I would go to a board certified dermatologist who treats patients with hyperhidrosis. Many do not because it is often difficult to be reimbursed through insurance. I hope this helps. Dr. Adrienne Stewart MD FAA D
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Botox is used for treatment of hyperhidrosis in the axilla and palms with excellent results. On the face I would recommend patterns and dosages that yield optimal cosmetic results. Most of the time, the associated improvement in the hyperhidrosis is very satisfying. I would certainly give it a try.
Hyperhydrosis of the facial T zone
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