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If I get Botox in my armpits will it help with excess perspiration?

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Easy answer on this one, “Yes”. Botox has been given FDA approval to be used for excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis.

There are a few things you need to know before you head off to your doctor’s office. First, it takes an entire bottle of Botox to treat both armpits so depending on your doctor’s fee schedule you may be looking at a $900 to $1200 bill. Secondly, your body perspires to cool you off, so if you do not sweat from your armpits you will sweat elsewhere because your body will cool itself off. Nature has made us that way.

Should you decide to have this done the treatments are easy and only take a few minutes. The effects tend to last about 6 months in my experience. I only have a few patients willing to spend this much money but the ones who do are pleased with the results.

Lee Corbett, MD

Louisville, KY. Dysport is another form of botulinum toxin used to smooth wrinkles. It is the main rival to Botox in the U.S.

Dysport and Botox work by chemically creating a disconnect between a nerve and a muscle. The analogy I frequently use is that both are much like a child safety cap one would put on a plug. 

In an effort to gain more market share Dysport has offered a Love it or Leave it challenge. The offer has now been extended through September. This is a great offer for the patients enabling you to save $150 on your next Louisville Dysport or Louisville Botox treatment.

Call our office for details at 502.721.0330

Lee Corbett, MD

All posts are provided by Louisville Dysport expert Dr. Lee Corbett

Lip lines are a common complaint in my Louisville Plastic Surgery office.

Treatment options for lip lines include Louisville Botox, Louisville Dysport, fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm, and lasers.

Botox, Dysport and fillers are office procedures that only take a few minutes to have done. Lasers, depending on their power levels, can be done in the office or sometimes in the operating room.

Lee Corbett, MD

As Dysport hits the market, I have come to realize that the patients don’t understand the dosing differences between this and Botox.

Dysport is dosed 2.5 times as much as botox. In other words, the typical dose of Botox to treat the glabella is 20 units. With Dysport we use 50 units.

Because of this difference, a unit of Dysport is less expensive than a unit of Botox, usually about 40% of the cost when compared unit for unit.

If you are considering Dysport please clarify this point with your injector before a treatment to avoid an unpleasant cost surprise at the check out counter.

Lee Corbett, MD

Bruising after a Louisville Botox or Louisville Dysport injection is definitely a possility. Now it’s not all that common but it can and does happen.

This is especially when we treat the crow’s feet area. There are always small veins that live at the side of the eye that are right in the way of where we inject. In fact, the face if full of small blood vessels around the eyes and on our foreheads. So, whenever we put the needle in to inject the toxin, it’s possilbe that we hit a blood vessel. The result…a possible bruise.

You can minimize the risk of a bruise by avoiding aspirin or advil type products and with the application of ice packs to the area immediately before and after.

In the end though, if you get a bruise camouflage with make-up and be assured that it will go away.

Lee Corbett, MD

All posts on this blog are presented by Louisville Plastic Surgeon Dr. Lee Corbett

In Louisville Botox is an invaluable tool for contouring the upper third of the face. The forehead, the creases between your eyes, and your crow’s feet. Use in these areas is pretty universal, very safe & predictable, and very successful.

Once we get below the level of your eyes, Botox use becomes a lot more tricky. Now it’s not as useful as a Louisville Facelift, but Botox can be very helpful for a gummy smile or a downturn of the corners of your lips.

Use below the eyes is almost entirely directed towards the mouth. The problem is that unlike most of the muscles on the forehead and around your eyes, the muscles around the mouth serve more of a function. Namely, they allow us to speak and eat without food and drink leaking out of your mouth! Weakening these muscles can definitely interfere with these functions.

Now, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use botox to treat your lower face. What it does mean is that you need to seek out an injector with significant experience. Otherwise you may get more than you bargained for.

Lee Corbett, MD

Do not use BOTOX® Cosmetic if you:

  • have an infection where BOTOX® Cosmetic will be injected
  • are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic
  • are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.

What should I tell my doctor before using BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Only your doctor can decide if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you. Before starting treatment, tell your doctor if you:

  • have any diseases that affect your nerves and muscles. These diseases may increase your chance of side effects with BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.
  • are breastfeeding
  • are planning to become pregnant soon.

Can any of my medicines interact with BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Be sure that your doctor knows the names of all the medicines you are using, including:

  • antibiotics used to treat infections, such as gentamicin, tobramycin, clindamycin, and lincomycin
  • medicines used to treat heart rhythm problems, such as quinidine
  • medicines used to treat different conditions, such as myasthenia gravis or Alzheimer’s disease.

As with all prescription medicines, you should also notify your doctor if you are taking any over-the-counter medicines or herbal products.

This is not a complete list of medicines that can interact with BOTOX® Cosmetic. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for the Professional Package Insert for complete information.

This information was taken from the Botox website.

Lee Corbett, MD


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Dr. Lee Corbett.

No one feature says more about us than our eyes. So it’s no surprise that when we start to experience aging in this area people, and most importantly, you, notice it!

There are a few options that can help aging around the eyes.

If the problem is fine lines on the lower lids, and this is usually what people see first, skin care is the answer. A little Retin-A and some prescription strength skin care product and most women see a big improvement.

Botox is very helpful for Crow’s Feet. Two or 3 injections on the side of each eye can go a long way to smoothing out your crow’s feet. You will need to be re-treated every 3 or 4 months but it does work and the cost isn’t too high, around $120- $160 per treatment.

If you lower lids show bags and skin excess, you will be best benefited by surgery. The operation is called a blepharoplasty and is designed to get rid of your ‘bags’ and tighten up the skin.

Now, the upper lids can be a little more tricky because your brow, or forehead, comes into play. More often than not, in my experience with Louisville Blepharoplasty patients, I find that most have some component of brow droop and upper lid skin excess.

Ideally, most patients would have an upper lid bleph and a brow lift. The reality is most people don’t want their brow lifted. That’s ok and we just do their upper lids.

In summary, your options, as is true for most facial aging, start with skin care and end with surgery and there is a lot in between. You just need to pick the starting point you are comfortable with and get started!

Lee Corbett, MD

All posts on this blog are authored by Louisville, Kentucky Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Lee Corbett. Dr. Corbett specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery including facelifts, browlifts, blepharoplasy, Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reductions, body lifts, liposuction,  and tummy tucks.

This is a pretty common question I  hear in my office. Women will come in with come concerns about their facial aging and want to know their options.

After eleven years of doing Face Lifts in Louisville, I have come to realize that there are a lot of women who want to look as good as they can, without surgery. In response, I have come up with a treatment plan that you through your options from least to most.

The ‘least’ end of the spectrum is better skin care products. I have a blog on prescription strength skin care products and I recommend you take a look at it. In brief, whatever you are buying at the cosmetic counters can’t compare to the skin care you can get from your plastic surgeon. Why? Because, by law, we can sell you products that are much stronger and thus much more effective. And, some component, like Retin-A, aren’t available without a presciption. So step 1 is to start on some good skin care.

After skin care, you are looking at deeper chemical peels and lasers. Though the methods by which they work are different, they have a common endpoint. That being that they wound your skin and when it heals it is better than it was before. Now these treatments carry a bit more downside on the recovery arena, particularly with the lasers. I deep peel or laser treatment can put you out of commission for 3 to 5 days.

If you have tried all of the above, and still aren’t seeing the improvement you would like, fillers and botox are options. Fillers and botox are office treatments that are quick, easy, and very effective. They are not permanent options but the cost has gotten low enough that many can afford to re-treat when necessary.

Last but not least is surgery. On the face we offer brow lifts, face lifts, eyelid tucks (blepharoplasty), and rhinoplasty (nose reshaping). For some, surgery is just never going to be an option, and that’s fine. But, there are a lot of possibilities and significant improvements are achievable. Of course the cost and downtime are greater, but the flip side is you do get what you pay for.

You can’t have a mini procedure, with a mini cost and a mini recovery and expect a maximum result. Sounds good but like most things in life, it doesn’t work that way…except for botox. That stuff is magic!

Lee Corbett, MD



All posts on this blog are authored by Louisville cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Corbett. Dr. Corbett specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery including facelifts, browlifts, blepharoplasy, Louisville Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reductions, body lifts, liposuction,  and tummy tucks.

It looks likes come July, Botox is going to have some competition here in the U.S. The name of the new product is Dysport. It is made by a company called Medicis, who make Restylane.

As an experienced Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon here in Louisville, KY I have performed thousands of Botox injections and am very pleased with the results, as are my patients. Point is, personally, I don’t see a need for more botox but it’s coming regardless. So, let’s check it out!

Are there any differences? I don’t know because I haven’t used Dysport yet. Supposedly, the new toxin starts to work faster, lasts slightly longer and will be slightly less expensive than botox. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen but the product does have FDA approval. In addition, the problems associated with the injections are of the same type and frequency as those found with botox, at least in the control group the FDA studied.

Look for the product around the first of July. We will run an introductory special so check your e-mail. If we don’t have your e mail please call the office and we’ll add your address to our blast list.

Lee Corbett, MD


All posts on this blog are authored by Louisville cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Corbett. Dr. Corbett specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery including facelifts, browlifts, blepharoplasy, Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reductions, body lifts, liposuction,  and tummy tucks.