WHAT IS IT?
Hyperhidrosis is a condition coined to describe excessive sweating. Sweating is necessary to keep the body cool; however, it should not interfere with a person’s ability to interact and function in a normal manner.
Those suffering from hyperhidrosis experience an abnormal amount of perspiration frequently, suddenly, or for no apparent reason and without the ability to prevent the perspiration.
There is no denying it, hyperhidrosis affects quality of life; whether it impacts ones ability to carry out routine chores or affects confidence in regards to body image by causing embarrassment and frustration. It can even be an occupational hazard.
The cause of hyperhidrosis may include:
- Abnormally large sweat glands
- Metabolic disorder
- A lesion that affects part of the sympathetic nervous system
CAN IT BE TREATED?
To treat hyperhidrosis we prescribe a variety of both topical and systemic medications. We also recommend botox injections for axillary hyperhidrosis. The treatment requires injecting a series of small volumes of Botox directly into the skin covering the anatomical area. This can be a covered treatment, when insurance approval is provided.