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Hyperhidrosis

Don't be embarrassed. We can help with Hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating.  It is estimated that 2%- 3% of the population suffers from hyperhidrosis; however, many may not know that it is treatable.  The underarms are usually most affected, along with the palms and the feet.  Excessive sweating may interfere with everyday activities and negatively affects work and social life.

Perspiration is a necessary function to control body temperature, and is regulated by the sympathetic system. However, for around 2.5% of the population, this system does not function correctly, i.e. there is an excessive stimulus of the sweat glands and an intense production of sweat in certain parts of the body, a medical condition referred to as Hyperhidrosis.

 

When regular antiperspirants aren’t enough to combat the sweating, your doctor may recommend trying therapeutic injections. Botox is an FDA approved treatment for treating hyperhidrosis in the underarms.

It is commonly known for its use in cosmetic medicine, for wrinkles and fine lines, but is also used for many medical purposes. In the case of Hyperhidrosis, it works by blocking the nerves responsible for activating your sweat glands.

Common treatment areas include:

  • Armpits

  • Palms

  • Soles of the feet

  • Groin

Frequently asked questions

Am I a candidate for Hyperhidrosis treatment?


If you feel you have excessive sweat in areas like the underarms, palms, etc., and it is interfering with you work and social life, you may be a candidate for Botox for hyperhidrosis. A consultation with our medical provider can be scheduled to find out.




What should I expect for this treatment?


The procedure takes about 30 minutes and is relatively painless. Results are fully evident in 10-14 days as the Botox kicks in, and the effects can last up to a year from treatment.