Hyperhidrosis is a medical term for excessive sweating. It is not a life-threatiening condition, but it can seriously affect your quality of life. Besides being a big inconvenience and costing you money, hyperhidrosis can cause skin breakouts, unpleasant odours and promote infection. The good news is that it can be successfully treated. There are a number of options… the first step is to discuss the condition with your doctor, or a book a consultation at Power’s Medical Aesthetics.
Some medical ways to treat hyperhidrosis (underarms) can include antiperspirants, surgical severing of nerves to sweat glands, oral medications, or BOTOX® Therapeutic injections to the underarm. This latter method interrupts the signal from the nerves to the sweat glands, lasts on average seven months, and if often covered by private health plans.
Some non-medical methods include under-arm soaker pads, homeopathic methods, and psychotherapy.