Hyperhidrosis is the scientific term for excessive sweating
Excessive sweating is thought to affect between 2-3% of the population but, for those unfortunate few, the effects are no joke: excessive sweating is uncomfortable and can drive you to distraction. Excessive sweating of the underarms, known as axillary hyperhidrosis, creates unsightly stains on clothes; likewise, excessive sweating of the palms or soles of the feet, known as palmoplantar hyperhidrosis, makes even a mere handshake a stressful situation. We have good news: excessive sweating can be brought under control without the use of prescription deodorant/anti-perspirant.
Botox for hyperhidrosis
Botox is an FDA-approved method for treating hyperhidrosis that works by inhibiting a key chemical that activates sweat glands and produces perspiration. The more units of Botox that are injected into the underarm, the longer the drying effect lasts; likewise, everyone’s body will break down Botox differently. However, many people have found relief and dry underarms for up to 6 months after the treatment. Mitigating excessive sweating in one region does not create a ripple effect- your body is still able to cool itself by sweating in other parts.
If excessive sweating is creating a drag on your life, take action with Botox for hyperhidrosis
At Relief Medical Group, we seek to provide long-term solutions for problems that are affecting your life. If you are reaching your wit’s end with excessive sweating, it is time to do something about it. If you are interested in finding out more about our solutions for excessive sweating, give our office in Fremont a call to schedule an appointment today.