Hyperhidrosis is a disorder that defines individuals who sweat more than the body would normally need to maintain optimal temperature. Hyperhidrosis affects work productivity, confidence, social comfort, emotional well being and wardrobe choices. If untreated, hyperhidrosis significantly impair sufferers’ quality of life.
MOST COMMON TREATMENTS
There are several ways to treat hyperhidrosis including BOTOX® injections into the armpits, topical treatments and surgery. Many of these treatments are covered by medical plans. A consultation with one of our Windsor Dermatology physicians will help you to identify the best treatment for you.
BOTOX FOR HYPERHIDROSIS TREATMENT
This neuromodulator is not just great for treating the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox works by temporarily weakening the underlying muscle. In addition, this blocks communication between the nerves and the sweat glands, prohibiting the glands from working properly and producing sweat.
It’s currently approved for sweat reduction, for about six months, in the armpits, on the palms of the hands and on the soles of the feet—but not on the face (though many derms do inject it there off label.) The doses we use in the approved areas tend to be much higher than we can practically use on the face, since we do not want to cause any facial droops or other complications.