What is Hyperhidrosis?
Underarm or hand sweating while you’re nervous or exercising is normal, but excessive perspiration is a medical condition known as hyperhidrosis. When you have hyperhidrosis, you may sweat so much that your daily routine is affected and your clothing is stained, which can lead to social anxiety or embarrassment. At Imperial Dermatology, Dr. Simona Bartos provides BOTOX® and other nonsurgical solutions to effectively treat excessive sweating by temporarily disabling the sweat glands in targeted areas, such as the underarms, hands, feet, or scalp. Schedule a consultation in Hollywood, FL to learn more about available treatments to free you from excessive perspiration.
Treatment for Excessive Sweating
During an appointment at Imperial Dermatology, Dr. Bartos will talk with you about your symptoms and the type of excessive sweating you are dealing with. She can recommend a number of different therapies as part of a personalized treatment plan. Often, antiperspirants or creams can be used to help decrease perspiration. We also offer BOTOX injections to help minimize sweating in areas, such as the feet, hands, and face. BOTOX is a neurotoxin formula that works to temporarily block the nerves that activate the sweat glands. A customized amount of formula will be injected into the selected areas during a quick, in-office treatment process. To receive the best possible outcome, you may need to have repeat BOTOX sessions every 3 – 4 months or so.
How common is hyperhidrosis?
Just under 5% of Americans are affected by hyperhidrosis, most commonly those in the 18 — 39 age range. Although rare, hyperhidrosis can seriously impact the lives of those with the condition.
What causes hyperhidrosis?
There is no known medical cause for hyperhidrosis, but it is commonly thought that it is a genetic condition since it commonly runs in families. A less common form of hyperhidrosis, known as secondary hyperhidrosis, can be caused by a medical condition like diabetes, menopause, thyroid issues, some cancers, nervous system disorders, some medications, or infections.
Is there a cure for hyperhidrosis?
While there is currently no cure for hyperhidrosis, there are several effective treatments that can significantly reduce excessive sweating.
Is it hyperhidrosis, or do I just sweat a lot?
Hyperhidrosis is different from normal sweating. Typically, symptoms of hyperhidrosis can include:
Sweat that soaks clothing to the point of needing to change clothes
Sweat that excessively forms around the underarms or back
Sweat that beads on the forehead and/or cheeks
Sweat that drips from your hands or soaks your socks
Inflammation and itching in affected areas
Excessive body odor
Noticeable marks left on clothing
Changes in the appearance of the skin (discoloration, paleness, cracking, wrinkling)
Softening or disintegrating of the skin on the soles of the feet
Treat Excessive Sweating
After BOTOX injections from Imperial Dermatology, there's no need to keep fretting about persistent problems with excessive underarm sweat and odor. We invite you to learn more about your treatment options to control underarm sweat during a visit to Imperial Dermatology in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Bartos is an expert in the latest treatment techniques to help you feel clean, calm, and confident.