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Excessive Sweating

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterized by heavy, excessive sweating. It may sound unassuming, but hyperhidrosis can cause very significant distress. Sweating heavily even without being overly warm can lead to some highly unwanted cosmetic effects, with frequent sweat marks and moisture seeping through the clothing. This condition can be really difficult to deal with due to the cosmetic and social ramifications of constant sweating.

What causes Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is due to overactive sweat glands. Across many different areas of the body, sweat glands reside in the skin and produce sweat to help cool down the body when it’s feeling hot. In hyperhidrosis, these sweat glands produce sweat at unnecessary times and in unnecessary quantities. The exact reasons for hyperhidrosis are generally unknown but likely related to overactivation of nerves that serve the sweat glands. It is thought to have genetic predisposition , and it most commonly affects areas such as the underarms, palms, feet, face, groin, etc.

What treatments are available for Hyperhidrosis?

The superior treatment in treating Hyperhidrosis is Botox.


Botox is an injectable neurotoxin that is commonly used to temporarily paralyze muscles and relax them in the treatment of wrinkles, migraines, and a whole host of other things. One of those other applications is here – with hyperhidrosis. Using botulinum toxin, a chemical that blocks nerve signals to muscles and surrounding tissues, the sweat glands can be suppressed. Nerve signals that are excessively telling sweat glands to release sweat get obstructed by Botox, and the heavy sweating stops.

What should I expect with the treatment?

To start, you and Dr. Brandish will develop an individualized treatment plan to determine what dermal filler or other treatment may be most effective for your individual case.

Treatment with Botox is a minimally-invasive, very safe and effective procedure with very little downtime. After the area is cleaned and prepped, small aliquots of Botox are injected into the underlying skin. There is very mild discomfort associated with the injections. Topical numbing can be applied prior to injection to mitigate any discomfort. Results from treatment typically lasts 6-12 months. Dr. Brandish is an expert injector with years of experience delivering top-notch Botox treatment, so you can expect quality results. For a complete description of what to expect for Botox, visit our Botox page.

Hyperhidrosis Summary

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive, heavy sweating. Although it’s not necessarily harmful to someone’s health, it can be massively distressing socially and cosmetically to always be sweating. Luckily, Botox treatment can be a powerful solution. Sweating occurs when sweat glands receive nerve signals telling them to release sweat, and with Hyperhidrosis these signals are overactive. With Botox’s ability to block nerve signals, the sweat glands can be suppressed resulting in less heavy sweating. Proper Botox treatment can be a super effective way to prevent hyperhidrosis from getting the better of your self confidence.

How do I get started with Hyperhidrosis Treatment?

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