Sweating can be embarrassing, especially when you feel like you’re sweating more than you should be and like everyone is noticing. You feel like you’ve tried almost everything, but no deodorant has been able to help. If this sounds like you, you might be living with an excessive sweat production condition called hyperhidrosis.
What is hyperhidrosis?
Despite the scientific-sounding name, this is a common problem for many men and women. If you suffer from this, you may have excessive underarm sweat that makes you uncomfortable to lift your arms and that leaves your shirts soaked within an hour or two of putting them on for the day. However, hyperhidrosis can target more than just the underarms. You may have excessive sweat on your head, palms or soles of your feet as well. Most people experience excessive sweating on one or two areas of the body simultaneously and may notice it affecting both sides of the body simultaneously or only one side at a time.
Whatever your reason for having hyperhidrosis and however it affects you, you most likely notice it breaking into your normal routine at least once or twice per week. Not only can it be uncomfortable to live with, but also it can cause great anxiety and embarrassment in public, lowering your self-esteem.
What can I do to help with my hyperhidrosis?
At SkinMD Seattle, we offer BOTOX®. You may be familiar with this injectable as a cosmetic treatment for fine lines and wrinkles of the face and neck, but it can also be used for stopping excessive sweating.
BOTOX® is made of protein that temporarily paralyzes small muscles when used in very small quantities. When it is used to treat hyperhidrosis, chemical signals are blocked from reach the nerves that communicate with the sweat glands. This helps reduce severe sweating.
A consultation with our team in Seattle will help determine if BOTOX® is right for you and your needs. Receiving BOTOX® treatments is a non-surgical, minimally invasive process performed as outpatient procedures from the comfort of our office. It’s important to remember that results are not permanent and follow-up treatments may be required to maintain results.
If you have not experienced any positive changes with other treatments, such as clinical-style antiperspirants, we encourage you to contact us today at SkinMD Seattle to schedule a consultation. Our team proudly serves Seattle and its surrounding areas. You don’t need to be embarrassed – let us help!