What Is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a common disorder. An estimated 2%-3% of Americans suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) or of the palms and soles of the feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis). Underarm problems tend to start in late adolescence, while palm and sole sweating often begins earlier, around age 13 (on the average). Untreated, these problems may continue throughout life.
What Causes Hyperhidrosis?
Although neurologic, endocrine, infectious, and other systemic diseases can sometimes cause hyperhidrosis, most cases occur in people who are otherwise healthy. Heat and emotions may trigger hyperhidrosis in some, but many who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat nearly all their waking hours, regardless of their mood or the weather.
What is the Treatment for Hyperhidrosis?
Botulinum A toxin (known as Botox or Dysport) treats hyperhidrosis by blocking the nerves responsible for activating your sweat glands. The treatment only prevents sweating in the specific area where it is injected.
Botox (botulinum toxin)-A, has been approved in the U.S. by the FDA for treating excessive axillary (underarm) sweating. When injected into the palms and/or soles of feet, it can also treat palmoplantar hyperhidrosis.
Treatments in the underarm area can last up to 6 months, with a significant reduction in sweating.
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If you are suffering from Hyperhidrosis, schedule a consultation today. During your initial appointment, we can discuss the Botox tretment and address any questions or concerns you have. To get started, call us at (802) 861-2273 or book online using the button below.
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