BOTOX® for Business – Shaking Hands without the Sweat

For many people it can be a nightmare scenario: you are at an important business meeting or job interview, you give a nice firm handshake to the person you most want to impress, and then realize that your hands are sweating so profusely that it would be impossible for them not to have noticed. Excessive sweating in the hands, forehead, underarms, and other areas is a very common condition, and it can leave people feeling helpless in situations where they need to make a terrific impression. The good news is there is an effective treatment that can reduce the effects of excessive sweating in these areas – and you’ve probably already heard of it.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable treatment available from Dermatology & Laser of Del Mar that many people associate with facial rejuvenation. However, this popular non-surgical procedure has also shown to help patients diminish the effects of hyperhidrosis (profuse sweating typically occurring in a specific area of the body). Hyperhidrosis can affect your daily way of life, and antiperspirants may not be a realistic remedy. The condition is often hereditary, and can be very frustrating in the fact that it usually results in excessive sweating without any physical exertion to cause it. BOTOX® Cosmetic is composed of a highly diluted form of botulinum toxin type A, a solution which can temporarily block nerve signals that stimulate sweat glands. When injected into areas of the body affected by hyperhidrosis, BOTOX® Cosmetic can stop or significantly reduce the excessive sweating. Results can last for eight months, and even longer in many cases. Plus, you can keep the effects going with follow-up treatments.

Deborah H. Atkin, M.D., our board-certified dermatologist, performs all BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments at our practice. With this innovative treatment, you can start shaking hands with a firmer, more confident grasp.

If you would like more information on treatments that can help you reduce excessive sweating in specific areas of your body, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Atkin, please contact us today.