Hyperhidrosis is a common disorder that produces excessive sweat. Hyperhidrosis is most common under the arms, on the palms, and on the soles of the feet. The condition occurs outside of normal exercise and exposure to heat.
If you have hyperhidrosis, you may sweat so much that the sweat soaks your clothes, or drips off your hands. It can interfere with everyday activities and cause you significant social anxiety and embarrassment.
What causes hyperhidrosis?
There are two main types of hyperhidrosis:
Primary focal hyperhidrosis
Primary focal hyperhidrosis, or essential hyperhidrosis, is caused by overactive nerves that send excessive signals to your sweat glands. Essentially, your nerves keep telling you to sweat when you don’t need to cool down.
This type of hyperhidrosis can be exacerbated by stress and anxiety, and can be genetic. Usually, you experience primary focal hyperhidrosis on your palms, the soles of your feet, and sometimes your face.
Secondary hyperhidrosis is caused by other medical conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, menopause, and infection. Opioid withdrawal and certain medications can also cause it. Secondary hyperhidrosis usually occurs all over your body.
What treatments are available for hyperhidrosis?
Sometimes, you can treat hyperhidrosis with medicated creams, prescription antiperspirants, or antidepressants. If these more conservative treatments aren’t effective, Botox might be right for you.
Botox works by temporarily flipping the off switch on chemical secretions that signal your sweat glands to sweat. Studies have shown that Botox injections can reduce underarm sweating by 82-87%, and that it’s 80-90% effective on the palms.
To treat your hyperhidrosis, Dr. Hakimian injects Botox just below the surface of your skin. You notice preliminary results after 2-4 days, and full results after around two weeks. Dryness from hyperhidrosis Botox injections usually lasts anywhere from 4-12 months.
Are Botox injections right for my hyperhidrosis?
Botox injections may be right for your hyperhidrosis if you have:
- Primary hyperhidrosis
- Not had success with other treatments
- Can commit to follow-up visits
If hyperhidrosis is interfering with your life, put a stop to it with Botox injections. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hakimian online, https://www.laser15.com/, or over the phone today at 888-527-3715. Our friendly and attentive staff will be more than happy to answer all your questions about your treatment options and schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consultation for you.