Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
One in 5 people suffers from excessive underarm sweating. This disorder, called hyperhidrosis, most commonly affects the underarms, palms, and feet. It is a disorder rarely talked about because it's embarrassing and uncomfortable. It can also be quite costly if you are constantly looking to replace your wardrobe due to staining. There are effective treatment options out there for hyperhidrosis, and the dermatology specialists in Houston, Texas, can help.
While hyperhidrosis is seen as a medical condition, it is mostly treated as a cosmetic condition. Currently we offer the following 2 treatments to help control your sweat outbreaks:
- BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can help relax the muscles associated with creating sweat. Sweat reduction from these injections can last anywhere from 3 to 6 months.
- miraDry® is a new, revolutionary treatment that uses microwave technology to damage underarm sweat glands, resulting in as much as 90% reduction. These results are long lasting and thus help provide a long-term solution for your excessive sweating.
Qualified hyperhidrosis patients may be eligible to participate in hyperhidrosis studies conducted periodically through our Center for Skin Research.