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Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

What is hyperhidrosis?
This is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably, even when the temperature is cool. The areas it is most active is in the underarms, hands, feet and groin areas.

What causes hyperhidrosis? 
The primary cause is unknown. Excess sweating can be triggered by anxiety and certain substances such as caffeine and nicotine.

Answer these simple questions to determine the extent of your hyperhidrosis:

  • Do you need to change your clothes three or more times during the day in order to stay dry?
  • Do you need to carry powder and towels to manage your underarm sweating?
  • Have you tried to manage your sweating with antiperspirants?
  • Would you describe your underarm sweating at barely tolerable and frequently interfering with your daily activities?

If you answered yes to these questions, then your hyperhidrosis is considered moderate to severe.

What are my non-surgical treatment options?
Using an antiperspirant with aluminum chloride topically is the simplest way to help control hyperhidrosis. If you have tried this and failed, you might want to consider injections of botulinum toxin A. This procedure disables the sweat glands for approximately six months and is approved by the FDA. At this time we only treat the underarm areas. Insurance may or may not cover the procedure. 

Call us to schedule an appointment with our dermatologist and learn more about your treatment options at (562) 430-4294.