What is Hyperhidrosis
Are you embarrassed to shake hands with sweaty palms? Or are you suffering from excessive sweating in your armpits? Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating. This can be from the hairline, underarms, back, palm of the hands, and feet. While sweating is a method for the body to cool down, excessive sweating occurs at any time, even when the body does not need to be cooled. This can disturb everyday life, and for some, it may even affect their performance at work. Patients find themselves always sweating through their clothes, not grasping certain items like a pencil or a doorknob, and more. At Beverly Wilshire Aesthetics, we understand this may cause you a lot of discomfort and we want to help you live your best life. Contact us at Beverly Hills, CA, for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis:
There are several treatments available for patients who have hyperhidrosis. Dr. Zarrini will discuss each treatment’s side effects and which will be the best option for you. These treatments include:
Radiofrequency treatment of sweat glands.
Surgical Intervention (Permanent Results)
Not offered in our clinic.
A healthcare professional can diagnose hyperhidrosis based on a physical examination, medical history, and sometimes, additional tests like the iodine-starch test.
Treatment options for hyperhidrosis include antiperspirants, medications, iontophoresis, Botox injections, and surgical procedures such as sympathectomy.
While hyperhidrosis is not generally dangerous, it can cause significant emotional distress and negatively impact a person’s quality of life.
Prescription-strength antiperspirants containing aluminum chloride can be effective for mild to moderate cases of hyperhidrosis, but they may not provide sufficient relief for severe cases.
There is no definitive cure for hyperhidrosis, but various treatments can effectively manage and reduce symptoms.