Sweating is a normal biological process that is necessary for the healthy human body. However, excessive sweating can lead to both physiological and social problems. Hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating, can develop in any areas with sweat glands, but it’s most commonly found in the underarms, palms, and soles. It doesn’t always come with many other medical problems. People with excellent health can develop hyperhidrosis. The condition depends on family history and other medical conditions. Certain drugs and supplements can cause it. It’s more common than most people would realize and it’s also easy to treat. Treatments for hyperhidrosis work on the hypodermis and dermis, the layers under the skin. They target the nerve roots that tend to overreact and cause hyperhidrosis. Here are a few treatment options that may work for you.
There are many over-the-counter antiperspirants. You don’t need a prescription to get them, but it’s better to get an official diagnosis before purchasing anything because of potential side effects. Many people try antiperspirants containing aluminum chloride, however, they don’t always work.
There are also antiperspirants with prescriptions strength that are available. A doctor has to prescribe these. The most commonly prescribed ones have aluminum chloride hexahydrate which is a stronger version of the over-the-counter aluminum chloride. All of these antiperspirants work by blocking sweat glands so that sweat is no longer produce in excess. However, they don’t work in every area affected and can cause irritation. You may use anti-inflammatory lotions to reduce irritation.
Botox (Botulinum Toxin)
Botox is a medical procedure most often used to reduce wrinkles, frown lines, and forehead lines. It can give patients a youthful glow and smooth skin. It’s also used to treat hyperhidrosis. The Botox drug is injected into the affected areas. It works by prohibiting the release of the chemical that activates sweat glands, acetylcholine. The downside is that some people may find this procedure uncomfortable, but small needles are used to minimize discomfort. Also, it’s a temporary treatment that last about half of the year and patients may experience muscle weakness immediately after.
People with Hyperhidrosis in Fairfax County VA can visit, Tamjidi Skin Institute. The staff includes some of the top dermatologist in the country. They also provide spa treatments. The institute is all about keeping the client’s skin young and fresh. So, if you have skin conditions like hyperhidrosis or acne, procedures such as Botox and Thermage are provided. Like us on Facebook.