Hyperhidrosis: Eliminate Excess Sweating

Hyperhidrosis symptoms are so severe that it becomes embarrassing, causing discomfort and anxiety. The patient’s career choices, free time activities, personal relationships, self-image, and emotional well-being may be affected.”

According to the International Hyperhidrosis Association, approximately 2.8 percent of Americans are affected by hyperhidrosis; that’s around 7.8 million people.

Fortunately, there are several options that can treat symptoms effectively. The biggest challenge in treating hyperhidrosis is the significant number of people who do not seek medical advice, either due to embarrassment or because they do not know that effective treatment exists.

Signs and symptoms of hyperhidrosis may include:

  • Clammy or wet palms of the hands
  • Clammy or wet soles of the feet
  • Frequent sweating
  • Noticeable sweating that soaks through clothing

People with hyperhidrosis might experience the following:

  • Irritating and painful skin problems, such as fungal or bacterial infections
  • Worrying about having stained clothing
  • Reluctant to make physical contact
  • Self-conscious
  • Socially withdrawn, sometimes leading to depression
  • Select employment where physical contact or human interaction is not a job requirement
  • Spend a large amount of time each day dealing with sweat, such as changing clothes, wiping, placing napkins or pads under the arms, washing, wearing bulky, or dark clothes
  • Worry more than other people about body odor 

MiraDry

  • “This method works by destroying the auxiliary sweat glands without surgery. Only used for underarms, it cannot cure hyperhidrosis in the hands and feet.”
  • Permanently reduce your underarm sweat & odor in as little as one non-surgical, painless treatment.
  • The MiraDry system uses thermal energy that targets and eliminates the sweat & odor glands in your underarm. Once those glands are eliminated, they do not grow back.

Botox

  • Treatment areas: Hyperhidrosis (Excessive sweating Underarms), Palmar Hyperhidrosis (Palm of Hands), Plantar hyperhidrosis (Soles of Feet)
  • “Hyperhidrosis means excessive sweating. In normal situations, a person sweats in order to regulate the temperature of the body. But in certain cases, it happens that the nerves which are responsible for controlling the sweat glands, become over-active, resulting in profuse sweating, which has a negative impact on the efficiency and self-confidence of a person.”
  • “Hyperhidrosis is caused due to overstimulated eccrine glands. Botox can be used for the treatment of excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis, especially in the case of armpits by blocking the chemical transmitters responsible for sweating. It is known to be very less useful in treating palmar hyperhidrosis”
The treatment process of Botox for hyperhidrosis:
  • With Botox, it is possible to treat underarms, palms, soles, scalp and forehead, groin or any other area where profuse sweating is experienced. With a good dermatologist, one can get safe and effective results
  • The treatment is done by administering the Botox shot for about 10-20 minutes in the target area.
  • 3 out of the 10 pricks can be slightly painful, which can be avoided by application of an anesthetic cream to make the skin numb, before starting the treatment procedure.
  • The swelling resulting from the shot vanish in a few days.
  • The total effect of the treatment would be visible after 7-14 days of the treatment, though it begins to appear gradually within the first few days. The effect varies from person to person.

The impact of the injection lasts for about 6-12 months in which a person experiences reduced sweating. After this, the treatment can be repeated to have the same effects.

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