Excessive sweating, also called hyperhidrosis, affects about 2-3% of the population, causing issues for those who experience it. It can make you feel embarrassed and uncomfortable.
This condition happens in specific areas of your body, including your armpits, hands, feet, and face. Your sweating can be in just one area of these areas or in several of them, and it can affect you at least once a week.
At SINY® Dermatology, our dermatologist team has five locations in Brooklyn, New York, providing solutions for your excessive sweating to give you the relief you need.
Let’s look at what causes hyperhidrosis, how it can affect you, and how we can help cure it.
Causes of excessive sweating
Unfortunately, the exact cause for excessive sweating isn’t known. Normal sweating typically happens when you’re in an environment of rising temperatures or when you’re actively moving your body. But hyperhidrosis can occur randomly without any provoking circumstances.
Research shows that your sympathetic nervous system controls your excessive sweating, which can become active when you feel fearful, anxious, or stressed. Systemic diseases can also cause an overproduction of sweat.
If you experience excessive sweating for any reason, we can give you an evaluation and work with you on a solution to help end your condition.
Nonsurgical cures for excessive sweating
We use Botox® and miraDry® as solutions to end your issues with excessive sweating.
Botox has a popular reputation in the cosmetic treatment industry for smoothing out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. But we use it to block your nerve signals that activate your sweat glands.
We inject the solution into the affected area, and the procedure takes less than an hour. You can enjoy the results right after we complete your treatment, plus you can get back to your normal, daily routine with no downtime.
For the continued benefit of its effect, we encourage a treatment every four to six months.
Our miraDry treatment offers a permanent fix for your underarm sweat. We numb the affected area, mark the area for treatment, and apply the device to the marked area. You feel a slight vacuum sensation with rotating temperatures of warm and cool.
The heat destroys your sweat glands while the cool temperature keeps you comfortable. Your treatment takes about an hour, and you won’t have any downtime when you’re finished.
To learn more about your options for curing excessive sweating, contact us for an appointment. Call one of our five locations nearest you, or request your visit online. You can also send us a message if you have questions or concerns before you come in.