Do you find yourself sweating through your clothing more often than not, and embarrassed by abnormally heavy perspiration? If so, hyperhidrosis treatment at Marvel Cosmetic in Spring Hill, Tennessee, can help. Some options can control excess sweating, including Botox® injections, which are delivered by our team of aesthetic medicine professionals. Finding relief begins with a consultation.
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterized by excessive sweating. It affects an estimated 2-3% of the American population and can be very troubling for sufferers.
According to researchers, infectious, endocrine, or neurologic diseases can sometimes cause hyperhidrosis. However, otherwise healthy people often have the condition.
Everyone sweats heavily under certain circumstances, like when you’ve been out in the heat, exercising vigorously, or have a fever. But people with hyperhidrosis experience heavy sweating even when they are not in a physically taxing environment.
For some, heat or strong emotions trigger excessive sweating in the underarm region and elsewhere. In others, sweating happens during virtually all waking hours, regardless of their internal or external environment.
Symptoms often develop in adolescence around the age of 13, a time when kids are already struggling to adapt to changes in their body and often going through self-esteem challenges.
If you or a loved one routinely sweats through clothing, or if your level of perspiration causes stress or disrupts your regular daily routines, visit Marvel Cosmetic for a professional evaluation and a discussion of treatment options.
There are multiple ways to treat hyperhidrosis, and finding the right fit for you may take some trial and error. Prescription antiperspirants are one option but can cause skin and eye irritation. There are prescription creams that can help control sweating on your head and face.
Oral medication can help and works by blocking the chemicals that transmit the signal to sweat. Even certain antidepressants can slow excessive sweating, and can also improve the anxiety that often comes with this condition.
An innovative and effective approach is to use Botox injections to impede the nerve function that causes underarm sweating. Effects last 6-12 months, after which time you can assess how well the treatment worked and decide if you’d like to pursue another round of injections.
If you’re tired of constant sweating that leaves you feeling uncomfortable at work or in social settings, call Marvel Cosmetic to schedule an appointment today.