Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive sweating, is a medical skin condition mainly affecting the armpits. There is no single cause of it. One method of treatment is to use a medicine on the surface of the skin to decrease sweat. These medicines usually contain aluminum metal salts, such as aluminum chloride, however, these may have negative side effects. For more permanent treatment, a patient can try medications such as Botox injections which are known to reduce sweat production and to be safe.

Botox for Hyperhidrosis

Botox has been FDA-approved for treatment of excessive underarm sweating in people 18 years and older. Botox can stop sweating by blocking the secretion of the chemical that activates sweat glands. In a Botox clinical study, patients experienced relief from underarm sweat for up to 201 days, or 6.7 months. The price of Botox for hyperhidrosis varies from region to region.

If you are interested in learning more about your treatment options for hyperhidrosis, contact Dr. Shauna Diggs’ office today to schedule a consultation in the Detroit area.