Excessive sweating can often be a troubling and embarrassing problem for a lot of people as it is fairly common, yet seldom discussed. It has the potential to be a serious issue as it could affect your morale, and be generally uncomfortable day-to-day. It can be a helpless feeling and sometimes people put up with it unnecessarily, not knowing it’s a fairly common ailment that may be a condition that could be treated.
Hyperhidrosis is the term used to describe extreme and abundant sweating. Most often, people that suffer from this condition complain of drenched armpits, hands, soles and foreheads, more so than your average person on a hot day. Dr. Gerstein at True MediSpa will consult with you to determine what may be causing your hyperhidrosis and what the appropriate approach going forward would be. Sometimes Botox can be used to treat hyperhidrosis – Our Doctor will discuss with you whether you are a candidate for this procedure, after your consultation.
There are a copious amount of medical treatments out there to help cure your problem; the key is to finding out what is the right one for you. Older methods such as antiperspirants and iontophoresis have been improved and are now much more effective. However, there are now modern treatments such as: miraDry, Botox injections, and laser treatment that are very proficient at eliminating excessive sweating behaviours – a relief to those who have been suffering for quite some time. Sometimes a combination of several methods have proven to show good results, but you should consult this process with your healthcare provider beforehand.
Obviously, a less invasive treatment is typically the preferred way to go, but for more extreme cases, sometimes surgery is the appropriate option. ETS surgery is a fairly common solution for people that have not responded successfully to any other less-invasive treatments.
It’s important to realize, that ultimately everyone’s experience with this condition is different and varies from one case to the next. Staying in contact with our staff at TrueMedi and communicating your symptoms, exploring your options and adjusting techniques will act as a world of difference. We’re here to help.