Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

Do You Sweat Excessively and Uncontrollably?

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest. 60% of patients with this condition fail to seek medical advice. We can help you!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What it hyperhidrosis?
    Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably, and in excess of that required for regulation of body temperature.
  • What causes hyperhidrosis?
    Although neurologic, metabolic, and other systemic diseases can sometimes cause hyperhidrosis, most cases occur in people who are otherwise healthy. Hot temperatures or emotional responses may trigger the condition, but those who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat nearly any or all their waking hours.
  • How common is hyperhidrosis?
    An estimated two to three percent of Americans suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) or of the palms and soles of the feet (palmar/plantar hyperhidrosis). Underarm issues tend to start in late adolescence, while palm and sole sweating often begin earlier, around the age 13, on the average. Untreated, hyperhidrosis may continue throughout life.
  • How is hyperhidrosis treated?
    Botulinum toxin (Botox), a nerve toxin that can temporarily paralyze muscle, has been shown to be effective for excessive axillary (underarm) sweating and is an FDA approved treatment. Botox is injected into a number of spots in each underarm. This may produce approximately six months of relief from sweating. The injections are made with a very small injection needle in order to make them as pain-free as possible.
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably, and in excess of that required for regulation of body temperature.
Although neurologic, metabolic, and other systemic diseases can sometimes cause hyperhidrosis, most cases occur in people who are otherwise healthy. Hot temperatures or emotional responses may trigger the condition, but those who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat nearly any or all their waking hours.
An estimated two to three percent of Americans suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) or of the palms and soles of the feet (palmar/plantar hyperhidrosis). Underarm issues tend to start in late adolescence, while palm and sole sweating often begin earlier, around the age 13, on the average. Untreated, hyperhidrosis may continue throughout life.
Botulinum toxin (Botox), a nerve toxin that can temporarily paralyze muscle, has been shown to be effective for excessive axillary (underarm) sweating and is an FDA approved treatment. Botox is injected into a number of spots in each underarm. This may produce approximately six months of relief from sweating. The injections are made with a very small injection needle in order to make them as pain-free as possible.

Consultation

At The Plastic Surgery Center, patients benefit from the expertise of our plastic surgery specialists, who have experience in treating hyperhidrosis. After a free consultation with one of our physicians to determine your eligibility for this procedure, an individualized treatment plan will be designed and at a subsequent appointment at one of our locations, employed to meet your goals.

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