Eliminate Excess Sweating in Milwaukee
Many individuals in the Milwaukee area are affected by the condition hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. This can cause unpredictable and excessive perspiration in areas such as the underarms, hands, feet, and brow. The debilitating condition can cause severe anxiety, and many patients try to treat this problem with over-the-counter products to no avail. Dr. Bosbous offers several treatments for excessive sweating including: prescription antiperspirants, BOTOX® injections and/or surgery (axillary shaving.) Dr. Bosbous will work with you during your consultation to evaluate your specific case and discuss your potential treatment options.
Dr. Bosbous takes pride in building trusting, positive relationships with his patients in the Milwaukee area. Every case is unique and requires an individualized approach. Dr. Bosbous takes time and care to make sure that each of his patients gets the treatment they require and deserve.
The Hyperhidrosis Treatments
There are several options for the treatment of excessive sweating. Below are some of the procedures/treatments that Dr. Bosbous will discuss with you during your one-on-one consultation:
BOTOX® has been FDA approved for the treatment of excessive sweating in the underarms, feet and hands. Some discomfort may result from the injections, so IV sedation may be used during the procedure. Patients should know this is not a permanent treatment and will need to be repeated every 4-6 months.
Surgery for Excessive Sweating:
Dr. Bosbous is pleased to offer his patients the axillary shaving procedure for the treatment of excessive sweating. The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure and takes approximately 1 hour to complete. By making small incisions hidden in the underarm crease, Dr. Bosbous can access the sweat glands under the skin. The identified area will then be treated with a specialized shaving technique which removes the glands, and in many cases dramatically reduces or eliminates the amount the underarm perspires. Underarm hair follicles are generally unaffected by the procedure.
Following Your Surgical Procedure
Initial recovery time for this procedure is typically 5 days. Patients will have special dressing and a small postoperative drain put in place after surgery that will be removed after a few days. Dr. Bosbous advises his patients to avoid vigorous activity and exercise for several weeks after surgery.
If you suffer from excessive sweating/hyperhidrosis, contact Dr. Bosbous to set up a consultation to discuss your possible treatment options.