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Botox injections for excessive foot sweating

Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) of the plantar aspect of the feet is a common problem affected many people. Besides being an uncomfortable hygienic condition, contributing to fungal infection and Athlete's foot, it can be an equally embarrassing problem creating social and psychological concerns. Botox injections for the bottom of the feet is a relatively new concept, but conforms well to the general increased awareness for aesthetic and hygienic concerns affecting daily life. Previously used safely in the foot for the treatment of spastic muscular conditions, such as in the Achilles tendon for spastic Cerebral palsy, Botox (botulinum toxin type A) has been used by plastic and aesthetic physicians for many years. In 2004, the FDA approved Botox for the treatment of excessive sweating. When topical antiperspirants and other drying agents are ineffective, Botox has been used as a safe and effective method for the treatment of excessive sweating in the bottom of the feet. Its mechanism of action is to temporarily block the secretion of the chemical responsible for activating sweat glands and thus interrupts sweating at the area where is has been injected.

Dr. Zeetser can administer these injections in the office following a local anesthetic injection to numb the bottom of the foot. Many other physicians performing this procedure rely on topical creams or ice to numb the area, which is not sufficiently effective on the foot. The procedure is relatively quick and painless once anesthesia has been achieved. After the procedure, there is no significant restriction to activities. Mild temporary bruising and tenderness can occur. Nothing can completely cure hyperhidrosis and this procedure is designed to control the condition. Sweating may return gradually on average within 6 months. Further injections may be required to maintain the desired effect at intervals varying between 7-16 months, depending on the individual patient.

Aesthetic Foot Surgery by Award-Winning Podiatrist Dr. Vladimir Zeetser

Because everyone deserves beautiful feet!!

Let's face it, image is important and cosmetic surgery is here to stay. With television shows idolizing young hip plastic surgeons and reality shows chronicling patient experiences, it is clear that people are obsessed with beauty and glamour. Beautification of the feet has arrived and now being beautiful from head to toe has a new meaning!

Aesthetic foot surgery can be performed strictly for cosmetic reasons, but the benefit is twofold. Besides an increase in the attractiveness of the foot, function is generally improved and/or restored. Conservative care should be considered, but often is impractical and temporary with aesthetic surgery being the best definitive option. A more innovative and refined approach, using new modifications to time tested procedures coupled with the latest in technology is what sets aesthetic foot surgery apart. This typically leads to quicker and more ambulatory recovery periods, generally improved cosmetic appearance with minimal scarring and minimal pain. All procedures are done on an outpatient basis with the patient going home and usually being able to walk the same day.

Meticulous dissection and incision placement can be learned. An eye for aesthetics and attention to detail cannot. Anyone can claim to perform aesthetic foot surgery, but only few can succeed. Dr. Zeetser is at the forefront of innovative and progressive surgical procedures that can effectively correct a variety of conditions using state of the art implants and the latest techniques.

Cosmetic foot surgery has become much more popular over the past several years and for the best outcome, it is important to be evaluated by a qualified surgeon. Physicians who debunk it do so because they achieve less than optimal results. Don't be a bad cosmetic foot surgery statistic. To obtain an aesthetic and functional result, call Dr. Zeetser for a surgical consultation. Regain your self-confidence!

Note: All surgical procedures anywhere on the body carry some degree of risk and you are encouraged to use all sources available to you to research your condition and treatment options. However, Dr. Zeetser has done everything possible to refine his procedures to avoid the most common complications and pain. Conscious sedation with local anesthesia rather than general or spinal anesthesia removes the majority of the risk. Patient's wake up pain free and feeling as though they had a restful nap and are unlikely to experience headaches, nausea, vomiting or throat pain, common to general anesthesia.

Procedures To Consider:

Advanced Modified Mini-TightRope Bunion Surgery

Aesthetic Toe Shortening

Aesthetic Toe Lengthening

Aesthetic Toe Debulking "Toe-tuck"

Aesthetic Hammertoe Correction

Aesthetic Fifth Toe Correction

Aesthetic Bunion Correction

Plantar Fat Pad Augmentation for High Heeled Shoes

Botox injections for excessive foot sweating

Sclerotherapy for Varicose and Spider veins

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