Hyperhydrosis

 

 

 

 

What is it? Excessive sweating beyond physiologic need for thermoregulation; present in 1% of men and 1% of women.

What causes it? Genetics. Emotional and physical stress can worsen it and it's usually but not always in the armpits. 

 

Why is it a problem? It is embarrassing, interferes with dating and intimacy, and limits the texture, color and style of your clothing. 

 

What is the treatment?

Our approach....

  1. Step 1: Topical Aluminum Chloride 20-25% (such as Drysol)

  2. Step 2: Botulinum Toxin A ...such as Botox or Jeuveau

    1. May start at step 2 in severe cases.

    2. 100 units per armpit; currently $12/unit. Results should last at least 4 months.  

 

" Don't ruin that shirt...or that date!"                                     Dr. A