Plano, TX patients who have been diagnosed with excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, may find that their daily lives are impacted by this condition. Clothes are constantly wet and damaged, and patients are self-conscious about shaking the hands of others or the smell of sweat becoming noticeable to those around them. Hyperhidrosis is a condition that is not harmful, but can impact one’s day-to-day activities and reduce their self-confidence. Fortunately, there are a few different ways in which patients can address hyperhidrosis.
- Over-the-counter products – for patients with moderate to severe hyperhidrosis, the use of most antiperspirants and deodorants are unable to control the problem. However, there are a wide range of products available over-the-counter specially tailored to those who are experiencing excessive sweating. These are often antiperspirants with higher levels of aluminum to combat overactive sweat glands.
- Prescription medications – other patients may want to consider prescription antiperspirants and deodorants that can be used for controlling unwanted sweating. These can only be obtained by a doctor, so a visit to Skin MD and Beyond is required to obtain this prescription.
- Botox injections – when over-the-counter and prescription-strength antiperspirants and deodorants fail to work, patients may want to ask Dr. Fiona Wright about Botox injections. While Botox is often thought of as a cosmetic treatment for the face, it is used in other areas of medicine as well. Botox can help reduce the number of working sweat glands in the underarms and greatly reduce the severity of the condition. This neuromodulator is injected directly into the armpit area. While the results are not permanent, many patients are happier with the results and find that it is much more effective than other treatments they have tried. Patients can return to Skin MD and Beyond every few months for reinjection to maintain the results. Botox can be used in conjunction with over-the-counter and prescription-strength antiperspirants for exceptional outcomes!
Learn more about the treatment of hyperhidrosis today!
If you are embarrassed by excessive sweating and are ready to work with a dermatologist to decide on the best possible treatment for you, call our practice today at (972) 608-0808 and visit Dr. Fiona Wright at 6517 Preston Road in Plano, TX. The practice is available to accept new patients for care.