Excessive sweating differs from regular sweating when you sweat more that you might expect to, based on the temperature or your levels or activity or stress.
What is the difference between excessive sweating and sweating?
Excessive sweating differs from regular sweating when you sweat more that you might expect to, based on the temperature or your levels or activity or stress. This condition is also known as hyperhidrosis and it can affect specific areas or your entire body. The underarms, palms, soles and face are some of the most common areas to experience hyperhidrosis.
What are the causes?
If the nerves that are responsible for triggering your sweat glands become overactive and call for more perspiration than is needed, this is known as primary hyperhidrosis. This type is partially hereditary and can be passed on to family members. If your excessive sweating is caused by an underlying medical condition, it is known as secondary hyperhidrosis. This type is known to cause health conditions such as diabetic hypoglycemia, anxiety disorders, heart attacks, menopause, obesity, stress, and more.
What are the available treatment options at Nouveau Medspas?
Regardless of the cause, at Nouveau Medspas, we have an aesthetic treatment that can help treat your excessive sweating problems. BOTOX can be injected into the armpit, or in other areas of the body, to treat primary hyperhidrosis.* If you are suffering from secondary hyperhidrosis, you should discuss treatment options with your regular physician.
Only a medical professional can diagnose severe underarm sweating. If you schedule a consultation with Dr. Rubin at our office in Gig Harbor, she can review your symptoms and will discuss excessive sweating with you. If BOTOX is right treatment option, Dr. Rubin can also administer the injections. Learn more about BOTOX by clicking on the treatment tab below. Schedule your consultation online or by phone using (253) 358-3667.
*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed