Excessive Sweating Treatments
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Uncontrollable sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is a common problem that usually starts in adolescence or early adulthood. The most common sites for hyperhidrosis are the axillae (arm pits), palms, and soles. For many people it causes frustrations that lead to changing clothes frequently, avoiding social gatherings, and challenges with relationships. While uncontrollable sweating is embarrassing, many don’t know that there are available treatments to control the problem.
Many patients see excessive sweating as a medical condition, but it is actually treated cosmetically. Dr. Brian Mekelburg can provide numerous options on how to stop excessive sweating. Treatments may include one or several of the following.
Prescription Strength Antiperspirant
Antiperspirants are often times prescribed to control excessive sweating. These prescriptions are stronger than the over-the-counter antiperspirants and deodorants that are normally used. They contain safe ingredients which turn off the sweat glands.
Botox may be known to treat wrinkles, but it is also used to treat excessive sweating. As it relaxes the muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, it does the same for muscles that produce sweat. It is safe and effective in treating hyperhidrosis in the armpits, hands, and soles. A Botox injection may reduce a patient’s excessive sweating for six months.
Don’t be embarrassed by excessive sweating. Dermatologist in Los Angeles, Dr. Brian Mekelburg, has several options for treatment that stop excessive sweating. Contact us today and let us help you get back to feeling comfortable.