How Do You Treat Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)?

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For most people, managing sweat means putting on antiperspirant in the morning. For others, excessive sweating causes stress and embarrassment. At Levy Dermatology, we recognize the effect that hyperhidrosis can have on your life. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that decreases your sweating and makes you feel more confident. 

What is Hyperhidrosis?

If you sweat even when you do not feel warm and find yourself hiding wet underarms, you may have hyperhidrosis. Sweat glands release sweat when they get a signal from a nerve. In people with hyperhidrosis, the nerves signaling the sweat glands become overactive and tell the glands to release sweat even when not needed. 

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How Do You Treat Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)?

Your Levy Dermatology expert will assess your excessive sweating and develop a plan to help you manage it. The first steps often include a prescription deodorant. Other topical products or oral medications might help if this does not work. 

Alone or with these other treatments, Botox® significantly reduces excessive sweating. This neurotoxin works on the overactive nerves that trigger sweating. Botox® works under the arms and on the hands and feet.  

How Does Botox® Work on Hyperhidrosis?

If you have hyperhidrosis, the nerves that control your sweat glands send too many signals at unnecessary times. Botox® works by interrupting the signals from nerves. When used for lines and wrinkles, it stops facial nerves from making muscles contract. When used for hyperhidrosis, it stops the nerves in the underarm area from triggering the sweat glands. Botox® works by blocking a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. With this messenger molecule blocked, the nerve is unharmed but cannot signal sweat glands to sweat.  

What Results Will I See With Botox® for Excessive Sweating?

You may notice some results within a day or two. Within about a week or two, your excessive sweating may decrease by up to 90%. Results may last a year or more. Many people feel more confident since they no longer have to check their shirts or worry about others noticing their sweating. Shaking hands or raising your arms will no longer make you self-conscious. 

Is There Any Downtime With Hyperhidrosis Treatment?

You can return to your usual activities after Botox® injections. You might have some soreness or minor bruising that resolves in a day or two. Your treatment will take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete, and most people feel free to go back to work immediately afterward. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Hyperhidrosis Treatment?

If you have hyperhidrosis that you cannot control with prescription deodorants and other methods, Botox® could be your next step. Good candidates for Botox® have ongoing problems with excessive sweating. 

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To learn more about hyperhidrosis treatment, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or calling Levy Dermatology at (901) 624-3333. Levy Dermatology serves patients in the Memphis, Jackson & Collierville, TN areas

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