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What Is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when they are cool or when they are at rest. For many people with this condition, excessive sweating occurs unpredictably, even without the normal triggers of temperature, exercise or in response to situations that make them uncomfortable. In most cases, there is no cause to be found, although it can run in families. Most people consider that it is caused by overactive sweat glands. No matter the cause, uncontrolled sweating can take an emotional and physical toll for those who experience it.

Types Of Hyperhidrosis

Generalized hyperhidrosis: Affects large areas of the body with excessive sweating, typically in adults whose sweating occurs during both waking and sleeping hours.

Localized hyperhidrosis: These individuals have excessive sweating that occurs in specific parts of the body that markedly impacts their quality of life and self-image.

Palmar: This sweating occurs in the palms of the hands. It can occur spontaneously but can be worsened by stress, anxiety or exercise. The hands become soaking wet which makes it difficult to grasp objects, drive or shake hands. The hands are typically clammy and cool. Over time, patients avoid hand-shaking and become extremely anxious about social environments.

Axillary and Plantar: Patients with axillary (armpit) hyperhidrosis sweat profusely from their underarms causing them to soak their clothes shortly after they dress. This serves as a social embarrassment. Many patients resort to wearing baggy shirts and sweatshirts and change their clothes multiple times a day. Plantar hyperhidrosis is the excessive sweating of the soles of the feet leading to soaked socks and significant foot odor.

How can Hyperhidrosis be treated?

Now, there is an easier way to conquer your sweating problem with Botox and Dysport injections. These products are both derived from botulinum toxin A, and work to effectively block sweat glands, and remedy hyperhidrosis. Unlike many of the traditional treatments, there are no associated side effects.

The effects of Botox® and Dysport can last for up to one year, and treatment takes only 20 minutes. So if you are bothered by sweaty palms, underarms, or feet, why not call us today for a personalized consultation.