The first method used to treat many cases of hyperhidrosis is by using an antiperspirant. Dr. Kwan can recommend an extra strength antiperspirant that should reduce the amount of sweat that you experience. Most of these antiperspirants contain aluminum salts that plug your sweat glands and block sweat under your arms and elsewhere on your body. If recommended store-bought antiperspirants don’t work for you, our medical staff might prescribe one for you. Many antiperspirants also include deodorants. Deodorants don’t work well to reduce sweat, but they do prevent body odor from sweat.
Anticholinergic drugs may be prescribed to reduce excessive sweating. These drugs are taken orally and prevent activation of the sweat glands. They work well but do have some side effects such as heart palpitations, urinary issues, and blurred vision.
Botulism toxin A (Botox)
Botox is one of the most popular treatments for excessive sweating. Botox injections work to treat excessive underarm sweating and may also be used for the hands and soles of the feet, too. Botulism toxin A prevents the activation of the sweat glands by producing a unique chemical in the body. Injections can last for up to a year.
Laser treatments offer a more permanent solution to excessive sweating. During laser treatments, laser energy heats and destroys the sweat glands, preventing them from producing sweat. At the same time, hair growth can also be reduced. After optimal treatment sessions, hyperhidrosis can be eliminated for long-lasting results.
Your Consultation at Kwam Dermatology
The Kwan Dermatology practice helps you with both cosmetic concerns and medical dermatology needs. Our team knows that certain physical conditions or the way the body looks cause strong emotions in our patients. We work hard to help you with the skin disorders that make them uncomfortable. From acne to excessive sweating, we assist you in feeling better about the way you look and feel. Our staff is dedicated to helping you find and appreciate your internal and external natural beauty. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.