Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by excessive sweating. This medical condition can affect the whole body or a specific area. While this condition is not life-threatening, it can cause psychological trauma to the patient.
It is generally divided into two sections:
- Generalized hyperhidrosis– In this condition, a person can experience excessive sweating on the entire body.
Focal hyperhidrosis– A person suffering from focal hyperhidrosis experience excessive sweating on a particular section of the body.
While there is no obvious cause for the onset of this medical condition, it may result from several identifiable causes. Some of the most commonly known triggers include:
- Various medications
- Menopause or pregnancy
- Overactive thyroid gland
Hyperhidrosis is treated by making certain lifestyle changes. A person should:
- Avoid wearing tight fitted clothing
- Avoid triggers that can make the condition worse
- Avoid wearing black clothes
- Wear light and loose clothing
While lifestyle changes can help some people to see improvement, others may need to consult a physician.
BOTOX treatment has been shown to have an effect on hyperhidrosis and excessive sweating. Its application is similar to any other uses of Botox as it can be done by injection into the correction site. Simply inject the Botox needle into the site where the excessive sweating is occurring.
Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the muscle in which the injection is done. It temporarily impairs the sweat glands and prevents the overproduction of sweat.
The most common areas for Botox treatment of excessive sweating include:
If you are in need of treatment for Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating contact us for your consult today.