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Thanks to Botox and miraDry for hyperhidrosis, there’s no need to be embarrassed by excessive sweating ever again! These treatments can be used to stop sweating in the underarms, palms, forehead and almost anywhere else on the body. If you have always struggled with excess perspiration, try our effective treatments for sweating in Cleveland at The Parker Skin & Aesthetic Clinic.
What Is Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)?
Hyperhidrosis is a common condition that involves excessive sweating on certain parts of the body, including the face, hands, feet and underarms. Patients with this condition often need prescription-strength antiperspirants to control sweating, and may have to change clothes frequently or avoid wearing certain fabrics.
Excessive sweating has several downsides, including being a source of embarrassment, staining clothes, and complicating social interactions. In more severe cases, it can even negatively impact people’s daily life, making it difficult to grip a steering wheel, hold a pen, or shake or hold hands.
Symptoms of Excessive Sweating
The primary symptom of hyperhidrosis is heavy sweating, which can happen even when no motivating external factors are present. Excessive perspiration can occur in the underarms, hands, feet, or face.
Typical symptoms include clammy soles of the feet, clammy hands, clothes soaked with sweat, and frequent sweating. Some people may experience skin problems due to bacteria or fungi, along with self-consciousness, social withdrawal, and physical-contact or body-odor concerns.
Diagnosing Excessive Sweating
First, we will rule out other underlying conditions that may be causing excessive sweating. We will ask which body parts suffer from the condition, how often it occurs, and whether it affects you when you are asleep. Be prepared to discuss how you deal with sweating and how often you need to change clothes/shower.
You may be asked how you react after getting exposed to heat. People with hyperhidrosis often show excessive sweating in their palms during heat exposure.
Tests will be conducted to diagnose the problem. Potential tests may include checking your urine and blood and performing sweat tests.
Once your hyperhidrosis has been diagnosed, we will recommend an optimal treatment option. We will go over the details of the treatment, including preparation steps and aftercare.
Treatments Options for Hyperhidrosis
Patients with hyperhidrosis can receive Botox injections to control excessive underarm sweating. Botox injections block the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands, significantly reducing the amount of sweat produced. Most patients notice a dramatic reduction in underarm sweating within just four weeks, with results lasting for more than six months. While symptoms will gradually return, patients can maintain their results by seeking routine follow-up treatments.
miraDry is a noninvasive, FDA-cleared treatment that will free you from bothersome underarm sweat. By eliminating the sweat and odor glands, you can feel confident that your underarms will remain dry in any situation. miraDry is for you if you are; bothered by underarm sweat, tired of underarm stains in shirts, wanting a natural and toxin-free lifestyle & wishing to end your days feeling clean without underarm sweat.
However, now patients with hyperhidrosis can receive Botox injections to control excessive underarm sweating. Botox injections block the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands, significantly reducing the amount of sweat produced. Most patients notice a dramatic reduction in underarm sweating within just four weeks, with results lasting for more than six months. While symptoms will gradually return, patients can maintain their results by seeking routine follow-up treatments.
Causes of Hyperhidrosis
Most cases of hyperhidrosis are caused by:
- Heart disease
- Hormone changes
- Blood sugar problems
- Certain medications
In some cases, there may be no known cause for this condition, which is referred to as primary or focal hyperhidrosis. This condition tends to affect both sides of the body and can occur on the hands, feet, underarms, head and face.
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