Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)


What is hyperhidrosis?

Perspiration or sweating is the body’s way to regulate body temperature to cool down. Hyperhidrosis is abnormal excessive sweating that is not necessarily related to heat or exercise. Occasionally, it can be due to a medical disorder. It has more impact on quality of life than many serious chronic medical diseases.

Excessive sweating makes you prone to infections and could have social and emotional impacts. You may find it embarrassing and it could affect your pursuit of work and educational goals.

What are the treatment options?

Self-care: These lifestyle options include daily bathing, using topical antiperspirants, wearing clothes made of natural material, etc.

Oral medications: There are few oral anticholinergic medicines available to reduce sweating.

Botox: Botulinum toxin or Botox injections have been found to be effective for treating hyperhidrosis. These injections block the sweat gland signals, providing long-lasting, dry and comfortable relief. The effect may last between 4 and 12 months.

Surgical treatment: In severe cases, surgery is considered which involves the removal of sweat glands. There are several surgical methods that can be used, such as liposuction and laser glandular destruction. Surgeries may have complications depending upon the type of technique used.

Miradry: The latest treatment for Hyperhidrosis. Miradry uses electromagnetic energy to permanently reduce sweating. It is a second line therapy for hyperhidrosis. Please contact us for more information.