How to get excessive sweating under control

Do you suffer from excessive sweating on your face, head or scalp? If so, you may be suffering from a condition called craniofacial hyperhidrosis. If this condition causes you stress or embarrassment it is important to see a healthcare provider for a full medical check up to assess whether the excessive sweating is being caused by a medical condition or a side effect of a medication. Primary hyperhidrosis refers to excessive sweating that is not caused by another medical condition or as a side effect of medications. The exact cause is unknown. Secondary hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating caused by a medical condition or as a side effect of a medication. Examples of medical conditions that cause secondary hyperhidrosis include menopause, diabetes, gastritis, and anxiety or stress.

Person sweatingOne of the most effective treatments for primary hyperhidrosis of the face, head or scalp is with injections of Botox or Dysport. Both work by blocking the signals that are responsible for triggering the overactive sweat glands. The effects of Botox or Dysport can be seen as early as 7 days after the injections. Most patients can expect to experience anywhere between 50-75% reduction in sweating. The results of Botox or Dysport last approximately 6-7 months.

If you are tired of excessive sweating on your face or scalp please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our providers to see if you are a candidate for Botox or Dysport.

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