Thousands of Americans suffer with a condition called hyperhidrosis, which is more commonly known as excessive sweating. Patients with hyperhidrosis may sweat excessively from areas of the body such as the underarms, hands, feet, and face. This condition can ruin clothing and, even worse, self-esteem. While most individuals can control sweating with antiperspirants, sometimes the problem far exceeds that common solution.
There is help for excessive sweating
When patients visit a dermatologist for hyperhidrosis, they may be given several options for controlling their excessive sweating. Sometimes, prescription strength antiperspirants may provide a viable solution. Other times, medications and alternative treatments may be necessary.
Patients with severe underarm sweating may benefit from Botox injections. This can reduce the amount of sweat produced and allow patients to feel more confident. These injections provide short-term relief and will need to be done regularly to maintain the results achieved. Appointments can be scheduled in regular intervals for optimum results.
The dermatologists at Seriously Skin may suggest medications to address overactive sweat glands. Anticholinergics are commonly used for patients with sweating on other areas of the body, and for those who have already attempted other available treatments.
As a last resort, patients with severe excessive sweating may undergo surgical treatment to remove or damage the sweat glands to keep them from producing perspiration. Sciton 1064 can also be used to address hyperhidrosis. This is generally done when patients have not experienced success with alternative treatments.
If you live in the Cleveland, Ohio area and you are considering the benefits of treatment for your excessive sweating, contact Seriously Skin today to schedule a consultation and evaluation. During this time, the cosmetic dermatologist works with patients to find the cause of the problem and provide a viable solution based on the unique needs of the individual.