Hyperhidrosis abnormally excessive sweating that's not necessarily related to heat or exercise. Although it’s a common problem, it can be disruptive to normal daily activities as this type of heavy sweating can cause social anxiety and embarrassment.
Although neurologic, endocrine, infectious, and other systemic diseases can sometimes cause hyperhidrosis, most cases occur in people who are otherwise healthy. Heat and emotions may trigger hyperhidrosis in some, but many who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat nearly all their waking hours, regardless of their mood or the weather.
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BTA for Hyperhidrosis
- Targets: Excessive sweating in armpits, palms, soles of feet
- Treatment: In people with hyperhidrosis, the nerves that signal the sweat glands are overactive. BTA, Botulinum Toxin A, works by blocking the nerves responsible for activating your sweat glands. BTA is injected directly into the area of the body that commonly sweats, essentially paralyzing the overactive nerve endings. When the nerves can’t signal the sweat glands, sweating is reduced or ceases.
- Method: injection
- Downtime: Minimal to none
- Frequency: 3-4 months