Hyperhidrosis (severe underarm sweating)
Severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, or severe underarm sweating, is a medical condition that involves overactive sweat glands. Sweat is your body’s temperature regulator. In severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, sweating significantly exceeds the body’s normal requirements. This condition often goes undiagnosed, misdiagnosed and untreated due to lack of awareness.
Botox® treatment helps control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. The median duration of response in Botox® patients is approximately 6-7 months.
Botox® is not a cure; your symptoms will return gradually, and you will know when the time is right for another treatment. We will recommend a treatment strategy to ensure that you receive the best possible results with Botox® treatment.
Sclerotherapy is a time proven therapy for the treatment of the appearance of unwanted leg veins. This procedure involves injecting a sclerosing agent (a compound that acts by irritation of the veins) into the unwanted vein. In our office, we use a solution of hypertonic saline, which is not associated with any systemic side effects. After successful injection of the veins, it often takes 6 weeks before improvement is noted and repeat treatments may be required.
Our providers will discuss a treatment plan that’s right for your skin type and condition.