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hyperhidrosisDo you stress over sweat? Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating can be embarrassing and annoying, but it is a fairly common condition that CAN be treated. For those who have hyperhidrosis, the sweat glands overreact to stimuli or they produce more sweat than is necessary. Hyperhidrosis occurs in both men and women, with the most common areas being the underarms and palms of the hand. 

Normally, the body sweats to cool itself when the temperature is hot or if you are in a certain emotional state. However, people who suffer from hyperhidrosis can also experience perspiration independent of those factors. Their excessive and unpredictable sweating can happen when they are resting or when the temperature is cool.

How do Botox® Injections for Hyperhidrosis Work?

Normally, when your body temperature rises, your nervous system activates your sweat glands to cool your body. Botox® injections are able to temporarily block the nerves responsible for activating your sweat glands.

When you come in for hyperhidrosis treatments, Dr. Feinstein will first numb the area, then map out the area to be injected.  The injections are done just below the surface of the skin, and results may be noticeable about two to four days after treatment and the dryness can last for six to 12 months.  

Call Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery and Stop Stressing Over Sweat

If you are thinking about getting Botox® to treat your hyperhidrosis, it is extremely important to choose a highly experienced, board-certified dermatologist.  Dr. Feinstein is a Platinum Plus Allergan Injector, which means that he is in the TOP 3% of physicians nationwide in terms of the number of patients injected.  Call Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Delray Beach at 561-498-4407 and make an appointment so we can see if Botox is right for you. We offer Botox®, as well as other cosmetic injectables, and anti-aging treatments. Let us give you the expert, personal attention you deserve.

By Feinstein Dermatology
December 01, 2017
Category: Skin Care

Excessive SweatingAbnormal, unpredictable and excessive sweating, referred to as hyperhidrosis, is a serious and difficult medical condition for millions of people worldwide. Hyperhidrosis occurs when the body’s sweat glands are overactive, which causes overabundant sweat production that is not warranted by physical activity or an emotional response to stress. This condition is often characterized by unexplainable sweaty palms, embarrassing sweat rings and dripping foreheads. 

While there is no known cause of hyperhidrosis, it may occur in people who have abnormally large sweat glands or who are genetically predisposed to hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating may also signal more serious medical conditions such as thyroid problems, low blood sugar and other health problems. That’s why it is important to visit your physician or dermatologist when you suspect you have an abnormal sweating problem.

There’s Help

In many cases hyperhidrosis goes undiagnosed, misdiagnosed and untreated due to lack of awareness about the condition and the treatment options available. As physicians become more knowledgeable about the condition, more effective treatments are emerging—and working!

Prescription Strength Deodorants

  • When over-the-counter deodorants are not effective in managing your sweating, then you may need a stronger antiperspirant. A dermatologist may prescribe a deodorant that contains ingredients that block sweat ducts temporarily to reduce excess moisture.

Oral Medications

  • Your regular physician or dermatologist may prescribe medications to prevent the stimulation of sweat glands.

Botox

  • Botox, a popular cosmetic procedure known for treating wrinkles, may also be used to safely control hyperhidrosis. Botox helps control excess sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands.

Although non-life threatening, hyperhidrosis can be embarrassing, impacting your daily life both socially and professionally.  But it is also treatable. Understand your treatment options, and visit your dermatologist to learn more about managing your hyperhidrosis.