What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is sweating more than is necessary for regulation of body temperature. Some people are affected on their hands and feet and some in their armpits.
How is Hyperhidrosis treated?
Excess sweating in the armpits can be treated with prescription deoderants. Regular deoderants contain Aluminum Chloride. Patients with hyperhidrosis need a higher concentration of Aluminum Chloride which is found in prescription deoderants. It often takes 3-5 days to see improvement with the prescriptions such as Drysol, and the most common side effect is skin irritation.
Botox® is FDA approved to treat axillary hyperhidrosis. The medication is injected into the skin of the armpit using tiny needles. The improvement is sweating can last for three to six months and even longer in some cases.
miraDry® is the latest technology to help patients with axillary hyperhidrosis. This FDA cleared procedure uses electromagnetic energy to permanently eliminated the sweat glands in the armpits. Two procedures are performed three months apart.
How can Cary Dermatology Help me?
The providers at Cary Dermatology can diagnose primary axillary hyperhidrosis or hand/foot hyperhidrosis and formulate a treatment plan using prescription medications. We offer Botox injections and also have the miraDry system to permanently decrease under arm sweating.