Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes increased and excessive sweating that is beyond normal amounts for temperature regulation. It can affect multiple body areas, but it is most common in the armpits, face, feet, or palms. Localized sweating into these primary areas is more common, but generalized sweating all over the body is also possible. In these cases, there may be an underlying medical condition unknown to the sufferer, such as thyroid problems, diabetes, or rheumatoid arthritis. Excessive sweating can be embarrassing and interfere with an individual’s social life.
However, Dr. Bobby Buka provides many treatment options for patients to control and slow the sweating. Stronger antiperspirants than one can buy over the counter can be prescribed in the form of lotion, spray, or roll-on stick for the armpit region. Another good option is iontophoresis, which is the application of low-level electric impulses onto the affected part of the body. This helps to momentarily curb the sweating, but can be timely and rather costly.
Botox therapy can also be effective for treating hyperhidrosis. Botulinum toxin type A can be injected under the dermis of the skin in order to reduce sweating. It does so by temporarily blocking the nerve cells and neurotransmitters that send signals to the glands, thus disallowing sweat production. The reduction of sweating typically lasts for six months, which is the treatment with the longest-lasting benefit for patients. The injections are safe and superior for hyperhidrosis in the palms, soles of the feet, facial areas, and especially armpits. After two weeks, a noticeable decrease in sweating results.
By request, Dr. Buka performs all of the Botox injections himself and ensures that there is minimal pain involved. It is extremely important to receive the treatment from a Board Certified dermatologist, like Dr. Bobby Buka. So, schedule a consultation today to control the sweating causing you distress!