Excessive sweating

Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is a common condition affecting many people. It is a physical disorder that can cause a lot of emotional distress.

Excessive sweating can occur in unusual situations, such as cooler weather, or without any trigger at all. It can be a common part of menopause and often arises in conjunction with thyroid issues. Embarrassing stains or wet spots under the arms can necessitate frequent clothing changes. Wet hands result in avoidance of hand-shaking and wet feet can make sandals and flip flops difficult to wear.

Excessive sweating

Many people are unaware that there are effective options to address excessive sweating.

Prescription medication, including topical antiperspirants and anti-cholinergics are options that clients can considers. Laser treatments are something that clients can also consider.

Excessive sweating

In clients where even the strongest antiperspirants are not effective, the use of neuromodulators like Botox® can produce a dramatic decrease in sweating.

Normally, your nervous system activates your sweat glands when your body temperature rises.  This is how your body automatically cools itself. In cases of hyperhidrosis, however, the nerves that signal the sweat gland are overactive.

The treatment works by blocking the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. Research demonstrates that treating excessive sweating of the underarms, hands, feet, head and face (craniofacial), and other relatively small body areas (like under the breasts) with Botox is safe and effective.

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