Dr's Corner

Don’t let them See You Sweat!

If you find that you are sweating excessively even when you are indoors, then you might have a condition called HYPERHYDROSIS. In the United States, 1 in every 100 people has this issue.  It can lead to irritating and painful problems in the skin like fungal or bacterial infections. Even in the less extreme scenarios, people often find the problem embarrassing and withdraw from social activities.

While there are prescriptions and over the counter remedies for excessive sweating, one of the fastest and most effective ways to address this problem is with Botox. Botox is known mostly for its cosmetic benefits, but it can also safely be used in many other parts of the body. This includes hands, armpits, and even the bottoms of the feet, which are the most common areas where hyperhidrosis is present.


How is the Treatment Done?

Hyperactive areas of sweating in the body are localized with a starch-iodine test done by Dr. Wright.  The doctor first applies iodine to the general area of concern and then cornstarch.  The cornstarch will create dark coloring in areas with the most sweat glands, then Dr. Wright will strategically place the Botox in the hyperactive areas.  This will reduce sweating by blocking signals that stimulate the sweat glands, and while individual results may vary, the average duration for this procedure will last about 6 months.  Call us today, and schedule your appointment!