Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) Treatment
Sweating is an essential biological process that maintains body temperature and prevents overheating. However, some individuals have hyperhidrosis, which is characterized by overactive sweating. This excessive sweating might occur even when the body is not in need of cooling.
Many individuals find excessive perspiration to be embarrassing. Hyperhidrosis frequently causes dirty clothing, unpleasant situations in romantic contexts, and disruptions in personal and professional contacts. If you suffer from hyperhidrosis, Moksha Dermatology in Cincinnati, Ohio offers treatments that can help you find the relief you need.
Is Hyperhidrosis or Excessive Sweating Caused by Genetics?
One of the kinds of hyperhidrosis, primary hyperhidrosis, appears to be a hereditary disorder. You may have family members with the same excessive sweating condition. The other form, secondary hyperhidrosis, is related to an underlying illness, such as neurologic abnormalities and spinal injuries.
What Can I Do to Help Prevent Hyperhidrosis or Excessive Sweating?
A number of changes can be made to the way you live your daily life to help with your hyperhidrosis. These won’t cure the condition, but they can help you deal with any symptoms prior to treatment. Among them are:
- Avoid wearing nylon or other man-made fabrics
- Stay away from clothing that is too tight and find outfits that allow for your skin to breath
- Choose absorbent or thicker socks
Purchase shoes that incorporate leather uppers
Avoid stimulus that could trigger your sweating such as excessive drinking or stressful situations
What Areas of the Body Can Be Affected by Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is typically found in:
- Palms of Hands
- Soles of Feet
Frequently, hyperhidrosis might negatively impact your daily tasks. It might be difficult and embarrassing to turn a doorknob, grasp a pencil, or even shake hands when the palms are sweaty. Sweaty armpits may penetrate clothing and leave unpleasant stains. Socks can become drenched with perspiration from sweaty feet, causing discomfort all day long.
Am I a Candidate for Hyperhidrosis Excessive Sweating Treatment?
If you suffer the following symptoms, you may be a suitable candidate for clinical strength antiperspirant or Botox injections:
- Excessive perspiration on the palms, soles, and underarms.
- Excessive perspiration impairs your quality of life and is a serious nuisance.
- Perspiration interferes with your daily life, such as when you need to shake someone’s hand or wear a shirt that remains dry during important moments.
The majority of patients with excessive sweating are eligible for treatment.
What Are the Treatment Options for Hyperhidrosis or Excessive Sweating?
Moksha Dermatology may recommend one of the following treatment options for your condition, depending on its type and severity:
- Botox Cosmetic Injections
- Clinical Strength Antiperspirants
Botox injections work very well in most cases of hyperhidrosis. Injections are administered to the armpit or other affected area in order to reduce sweat gland activity. Injections in this location cause minor discomfort. Botox injections can also be provided to minimize perspiration in the hands and feet.
How Do Botox Injections for Hyperhidrosis or Excessive Sweating Work?
Botox, which is generally linked with wrinkle reduction for aesthetic purposes, is also a highly effective therapy for localized hyperhidrosis. Botox injections employ botulinum toxin to inhibit the nerve impulses responsible for sweating, keeping the sweat glands from generating too much perspiration. As the nerves regenerate, a retreatment is often required between four and six months after the initial procedure. Patients can, however, go longer between treatments as time passes.
How Long Will Results from Botox Injections for Hyperhidrosis Last?
Botox injections reduce hyperhidrosis for around four to six months, after which re-treatment is required to maintain the effect. As you continue to receive injections, the effects may begin to linger longer, and you may be able to go longer between treatments.
How Many Botox Injection Sessions Do I Need for My Hyperhidrosis?
Moksha Dermatology can treat hyperhidrosis with a single Botox injection treatment. Initial benefits are seen in around five days, with optimal results achieved in two weeks.
Does Insurance Cover Botox Injections for Hyperhidrosis?
Botox injection treatments for hyperhidrosis are typically not covered by health insurance since they are generally seen as elective cosmetic operations. However, there are a few cases where health insurance will fund this treatment, such as when it is utilized to address a problem that may be remedied with a surgical procedure or pharmaceutical.
As a general rule of thumb, it is recommended that you check with your insurance provider to see whether they would cover this procedure. The website of your insurance provider is another good resource for learning about the policies it offers.
Schedule Your Hyperhidrosis Excessive Sweating Treatment at Moksha Dermatology
Are you ready to finally say goodbye to excessive sweating? Moksha Dermatology in Cincinnati, Ohio offers Botox for excessive sweating treatments to help you take control of your sweating and your life. Contact us today to get started with your Hyperhidrosis treatment. Moksha Dermatology proudly serves patients in Cincinnati, Springboro, and Monroe and Dayton, Ohio.