Approximately 2.8 percent of Americans are affected by excessive sweating. While the number of people affected is a small portion of the population, there are multiple treatment options that can fix the problem.

There are two types of hyperhidrosis, primary idiopathic and secondary. The cause of the first type is unknown. The second type is usually caused by underlying health conditions. While the causes for idiopathic hyperhidrosis are not well understood, Secondary hyperhidrosis is linked to many known causes such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.


There are some simple things you can do to improve symptoms of excessive sweating. Some excessive sweating can be kept under control with antiperspirant, which contains aluminum chloride to clog the sweat glands. Armpit shields can also be worn to protect your shirt from perspiration. Avoiding synthetic fibers such as nylon can also diminish sweating, since natural fibers allow skin to breathe. Wearing socks that absorb sweat and allow the feet to breathe is another helpful tip. If none of these things help your excessive sweating, we recommended that you seek medical treatment from a board-certified dermatologist.

The Kwan Dermatology team is well equipped to help you with excessive sweating. While we offer several treatment options, the most popular and effective treatment are Botox injections.


Now you can stay active and continue living your life to the fullest without excessive sweating getting in your way. There are many things you can do to curb excessive sweating, such as cutting out spicy foods. At Kwan Dermatology, our highly skilled team of skin experts can help you take control of your excessive sweating problem, so you can stop worrying and continue to live an active life.


At Kwan Dermatology, we offer several highly effective treatments for excessive sweating. One of the most popular treatments is Botox, which produces no side effects and only takes ten minutes. Sweating is reduced within 3 days.


There are several treatments for excessive sweating, some include antiperspirants, such as Drysol, which use aluminum chloride to clog sweat glands. Surgery has also been used to cut the nerves leading to sweat glands, but this is invasive and requires downtime. Today the most promising treatment is Botox, which shows outstanding results with no downtime. This treatment was approved by the FDA for the armpits and the results show a significant decrease in sweating. The procedure only takes about ten minutes and is completely safe. At Kwan Dermatology, we can assist you in treating your excessive sweating with Botox or other available treatments. If you are experiencing excessive sweating, please contact us to set up a consultation with one of our specialists to determine the best treatment for your condition.