Hyperhidrosis and Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis, a common condition characterized by excessive sweating, can significantly impact daily life and confidence. At Brentwood Dermatology, our expert team specializes in understanding and managing hyperhidrosis, which often affects the underarms, palms, and soles of the feet. This condition goes beyond typical sweating, causing persistent dampness and potential discomfort.

Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis is the most common and often has no apparent cause. It tends to be a localized issue and usually affects specific areas like the palms, soles of the feet, underarms, or face. Genetic factors may play a role, as it often runs in families.

Secondary Generalized Hyperhidrosis is associated with an underlying medical condition or a side effect of medications.

If you're seeking relief from hyperhidrosis, our dermatologists provide personalized care and advanced treatments. Schedule an appointment with a trusted Brentwood Dermatology provider for a comprehensive evaluation and effective management of hyperhidrosis, tailored to enhance your comfort and quality of life.

What are the Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis?

  • Frequent or abnormal amounts of sweating, specifically in areas of the body such as the palms, soles of the feet, underarms, and groin area.
  • Excessive sweating when conditions for sweating do not exist.
  • Night sweats in normal health.

What Causes Hyperhidrosis?

  • Genetic factors may play a role, as it often runs in families.
  • Underlying medical condition
  • Side effect of medications.
  • Diabetes.
  • Gout.
  • Menopause.
  • Allergic reaction to medications.
  • Cancer.
  • Stressful situations.

Hyperhidrosis Prevention

Preventing hyperhidrosis involves a combination of lifestyle adjustments and, in some cases, medical interventions.

Hyperhidrosis FAQs

Dermatologists provide various treatment options, including topical medications, BOTOX® injections, and in-office procedures such as MiraDry® are also available. They work with patients to find the most suitable and effective approach for managing hyperhidrosis based on individual needs.

Excessive sweating can contribute to skin problems, such as irritation, fungal infections, or odor. Dermatologists can address both the sweating issue and any related skin conditions, providing comprehensive care.

Yes, dermatologists can recommend prescription-strength antiperspirants specifically formulated to manage excessive sweating. These may contain higher concentrations of active ingredients to effectively control sweat production.

Yes, Botox (Botulinum toxin) injections can be an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis. When injected into the affected areas, such as the underarms, palms, or soles of the feet, Botox blocks the nerve signals responsible for activating sweat glands. This temporary blockage can significantly reduce excessive sweating.

The effects of Botox injections for hyperhidrosis typically last for several months, and repeat treatments may be necessary to maintain the desired results. This procedure is considered safe and has been approved by regulatory authorities for the treatment of hyperhidrosis.

Dermatologists often recommend Botox for hyperhidrosis when other conservative measures, such as prescription antiperspirants or medications, have not provided sufficient relief. The decision to pursue Botox treatment is made based on individual patient needs and preferences, and it is typically performed as an outpatient procedure in a dermatology clinic. If you're considering Botox for hyperhidrosis, it's important to consult with a dermatologist who can assess your condition and provide personalized recommendations.

Yes! MiraDry┬« is an FDA-cleared solution designed to significantly reduce underarm sweat. This quick and non-invasive treatment, performed in-office, offers a safe and clinically proven option for those seeking a more permanent solution to excessive underarm sweating. 

Treatment Options for Hyperhidrosis

We offer many treatment options for hyperhidrosis to help you regain your confidence. If you feel your hyperhidrosis is impacting your life, medical treatments may be considered, including:
  • Prescription medications.
  • Prescription antiperspirants.
  • miraDry® (electromagnetic therapy for underarm perspiration).
  • Botox® injections.
  • And, in extreme cases, surgical procedures. 
Schedule an appointment with one of our skin experts today.