What Treatment for Excessive Sweating is Right for You?

Are you self-conscious about excessive sweating and have yet to find antiperspirants that are strong enough to correct the problem? You may be a good candidate for alternative treatments that addressing excessive sweating such as Botox. Many people that suffer from excessive sweating find it difficult to wear certain types of clothes for long periods of time, and may have anxiety about being out in public because of armpit stains. In addition to Botox, there are now new treatments emerging that use different types of energy such as lasers or sound waves to address the problem as well. They can be effective, long term ways to curve severe sweating, and may even help you live a better quality of life.


About Excessive Sweating

The clinical term for excessive sweating is hyperhidrosis. For some people, the sweat glands are simply overactive and lead to excessive sweating, which can cause embarrassment, discomfort, and anxiety. You may sweat even when you are not performing any type of strenuous activities or even when you are sitting or standing in a relatively cool area. When the body’s internal cooling system is not working properly, you may find it very difficult to manage severe sweating.

If you feel that the problem is affecting your social and career life, it may be time to seek professional treatment. Some doctors recommend prescription antiperspirants and lifestyle changes to reduce sweating, but these do not always work. In 2004, the FDA approved Botox as an effective treatment for excessive sweating of the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis).

Botox Treatment for Underarm Sweating

During the treatment, a very small amount of Botox is injected into the underarm area using a fine needle. Most patients need about 15 injections to cover the area under the arms. This can be performed in about 15 minutes and there is no pain or downtime involved. Botox works by temporarily blocking signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. Most patients see and feel significant changes within about four weeks of treatment and results can last for several months.

If excessive sweating is interfering with your life and you are ready to take steps to correct the problem, talk to Dr. Michalak about the benefits of Botox or other alternative treatment options he offers in his office for excessive sweating. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Michalak today.