Are your clothes always drenched in sweat? Do you persistently find yourself struggling to turn a door knob? While experiencing more sweat during the warmer months of the year is entirely normal, it’s worth considering if you generally experience excessive sweating. Understandably, it can be inconvenient and uncomfortable to wipe off sweat from your body constantly. However, there is good news—treatment for excessive sweating may be more accessible than you think.
Why Do I Sweat So Much?
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is a common condition that often manifests in late adolescence or early adulthood, usually targeting the armpits, palms, and soles. Although the exact cause of hyperhidrosis is unknown, some leading medical sources believe it originates from a malfunction of the sympathetic nervous system, with a possible genetic connection. This could mean that your fight-or-flight system in charge of controlling perspiration may be overactive, making you sweat more than an average level. Thankfully, it is possible to regulate this system using a simple yet effective treatment: BOTOX®.
Treatment for Hyperhidrosis in Los Angeles, CA
If you’re searching for a more manageable, long-term solution to excessive sweating, dermatologist Dr. Brian Mekelburg in Los Angeles, CA, can help put you on the best path forward using BOTOX. While more popularly used to treat wrinkles and other skin issues, BOTOX can yield impressive results when it comes to reducing sweat. BOTOX works by relaxing the muscles that produce sweat, which in turn blocks the nerve signals that activate the sweat glands. The result is a significant reduction in excessive sweating that can last up to six months.
If you aren’t quite ready for BOTOX, ask us if a prescription antiperspirant will work for you. Made of safe ingredients that effectively control sweat glands, a prescription antiperspirant is more effective than those available at drugstores.
Manage Excessive Sweating in Los Angeles, CA
If you’re ready to get started with an effective plan for managing excessive sweating, come visit Dr. Brian Mekelburg. For more than three decades, Dr. Mekelburg has been dedicated to providing the best dermatologic care in Los Angeles, CA, specializing in BOTOX injections, sclerotherapy, and numerous procedures for a variety of skin conditions. Book an appointment online now or call (310) 659-9075 to learn more about your options.