Hyperhidrosis or “sweaty palms” is a condition defined by abnormal amounts of perspiration greater than that required to regulate body temperature. Hyperhidrosis can be generalized over the entire body or may affect limited areas such as hands, feet, armpits or the groin area. It is a condition that may be passed down within families or acquired over time.
“Sweaty palms” or excessive sweating anywhere on the body interferes with everyday tasks and can impact a person professionally, academically, and socially. When hands are involved, gripping objects or shaking hands can be very difficult. Many people with this condition become very self-conscious and the anxiety often aggravates the problem.
Dr. Zarrabi has effectively treated many sufferers of hyperhidrosis by injecting Botox into hands, where excessive perspiration is a problem. The procedure takes 30 minutes and results typically last for six months or more. While it is not a permanent solution, this treatment offers long-term relief without requiring the expense or recovery time of surgery. Most patients can see the complete effects of the treatment after 3-7 days of the injection, and are advised not to massage the treated area.
As a fellowship trained Hand and Microsurgeon, Dr. Zarrabi is particularly qualified in treating sweaty palms. Dr. Zarrabi is trained in performing a nerve block which makes injections of Botox into the hands virtually pain-free. The nerve block entails the painless administration of local anesthetic into the wrist. Within minutes the palms of the hand are numb and pain from the Botox injections is minimal.
Dr. Zarrabi offers Botox® and Dysport® injections into the hands at his exclusive plastic surgery center in Santa Monica. Contact Dr. Zarrabi to find out if you are a good candidate for this innovative and life-changing procedure, and what type of treatment program will be the best match for your needs.