There are a few options that will be able to improve the person affected with Hyperhidrosis’s life. The severity of the condition as well as the area affected will determine the method of treatment.
Generally the approach to treat excessive sweating will proceed like this:
- First patients will purchase normal anti-perspirants or any other home care remedy or advise available.
- You also get anti-perspirants that are prescribed by Doctors.
- Oral medications to reduce sweating
- A more invasive method is to go for surgery
- The most popular method and also offered at Dermology, is to treat excessive sweating with BOTOX
As soon as regular over the counter Anti-Perspirants are not enough, an ingredient called Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate can be recommended by Doctors to start treat hyperhidrosis. Even though this method can work relatively well for patients with Hyperhidrosis under their arms (armpits), it won’t be practical for patients with affected areas such as the palms of their hands or soles of their feet.
Oral medications can be effective; however they can also cause a few side effects like lack of sleep, blurred vision or dry mouth.
BOTOX gets injected into the tissue of the affected areas and then it starts to inhibit the release of the chemical that activates the sweat glands. This is not a permanent solution, but it is long term as it can last up to 6 months of relief for the patient. The good news is that this treatment option has been FDA approved!