Dr Boulos Medical Spa becomes Dermapure Newmarket. Our site is moving to Dermapure.com in May 2024. View our new website here.

Right Half Circle

Embarrassed by Excessive Sweating?

January 12th, 2021

Sweating is a normal reaction by the body to cool itself down when it is overheated.

However, individuals who suffer from hyperhidrosis can produce up to four or five times the amount of sweat required to cool the body. Those suffering from hyperhidrosis typically experience heavy sweating in the hands, feet, armpits, and the groin area, and other parts of the body where you may find a high concentration of sweat glands.

Embarrassed by Excessive Sweating?

What Are the Different Types of Hyperhidrosis?

Treatment options for hyperhidrosis depend on which of the following 2 types of hyperhidrosis is affecting you:

  1. Primary hyperhidrosis – Affects specific areas such as the underarms, palms, feet, and face. It is caused by a malfunction within the sympathetic nervous system that overstimulates the nerves that cause the sweat glands to produce more sweat.
  2. Secondary hyperhidrosis – Affects the entire body. It is caused by medication or another medical condition such as menopause, metabolic disorders, neurological disorders, or infections.

Don’t sweat it – There Are Treatment Options Available

Many people don’t realize Hyperhidrosis is highly treatable. There are several treatments available including topical antiperspirant therapies, Botox injections, oral medications, Iontophoresis and surgery.

Treatment Options:

  1. Topical Antiperspirants can be used on the palms, feet, and underarms to temporarily block the sweat ducts to stop sweat from being released.
  2. Focal Injections interrupt the signals from the nerve to the sweat glands and are indicated for underarm hyperhidrosis.
  3. Iontophoresis may be recommended for hand (palmar) or feet (plantar) hyperhidrosis. Iontophoresis devices send a low-intensity electric current to the affected areas to disrupt the function of the sweat glands.
  4. Surgery is usually a last resort for people with severe underarm, hand, or head hyperhidrosis that does not respond to non-surgical treatments.

Botox injections are a good option for those have tried topical antiperspirants and are not satisfied but don’t want to resort to surgery.

Help is Available for Excessive Sweating

If you or someone you know may be experiencing hyperhidrosis please contact Dr. Boulos Medical Spa. We would be happy to conduct a complete diagnosis and recommend the appropriate treatment.

Share This Story,
Choose Your Platform!