Hyperhidrosis, also called polyhidrosis, is excessively sweating either over the entire body or in selected areas, usually the underarm, palms, or soles. Hyperhidrosis causes a lot of embarrassment since it often includes unpleasant odors and noticeably stains clothing.
What Causes Hyperhidrosis?
Some systemic diseases can cause excessive sweating, but it’s most commonly caused by genetics or medication side effects. Medical conditions such as gout, tumors, diabetes, injuries, and menopause for women can cause hyperhidrosis as well. Excessive sweating is not contagious.
Although the most common solution to hyperhidrosis is topical medication, we at Helendale use a more comprehensive approach. Botox™ injections is our longer-lasting treatment option for hyperhidrosis. Botox injections are composed of a natural protein called OnabotulinumtoxinA. This purified protein blocks the chemical that’s responsible for triggering sweat glands. Botox injections decrease sweating up to 87% according to the International Hyperhidrosis Society.
Noticeable results appear within 2 to 4 days of the injections and treatments can last over a year. We usually request a follow-up appointment two weeks later to ensure the target areas show proper improvement.