Hyperhidrosis - Excessive Sweating Treatment
Sweating helps cool the body, but some people suffer from excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis. This medical condition can result in heavy sweating when the body does not need cooling. This can be an embarrassing condition that causes a red, sweaty face, clammy palms or sweat spots under the arms. Our dermatology team at LM Medical NYC offers hyperhidrosis/excessive sweating treatment at our clinic in Manhattan.
Hyperhidrosis can be a primary condition or a secondary condition. Primary hyperhidrosis means the excessive sweating is not caused by another health condition. Secondary hyperhidrosis means it is a side effect of a condition like diabetes, gout, menopause or obesity; it could also be a side effect of a medication. Whether excessive sweating is primary or secondary, there are treatments available that can control this condition, offering relief from embarrassing episodes of sweating.
Non-Invasive Treatments for Excessive Sweating
A dermatologist can diagnose hyperhidrosis and recommend treatment to control excessive sweating. The most common areas affected are the head, armpits, palms and feet. The simplest and least expensive option is antiperspirants, and this can include prescription deodorants that can be applied to reduce sweating. Other options can include:
- Botox® injections
- Oral medications
- Electromagnetic energy treatments (under arms)
- Lontophoresis (hands and feet sweating)
In severe cases, surgical removal of the sweat glands can be performed for permanent relief from hyperhidrosis. However, most people prefer trying non-invasive methods of hyperhidrosis treatments to find a solution that works for them.
Dr. Morgan Rabach, our board certified dermatologist, can diagnose and treat excessive sweating disorders at our clinic. Depending on the type and severity of hyperhidrosis, she can recommend a treatment plan that can give you relief.
If you have hyperhidrosis and want to feel more confident in social situations, contact us at LM Medical NYC in Greenwich Village to schedule your appointment. We can schedule your consultation with expert dermatologist Dr. Morgan to discuss the different hyperhidrosis/excessive sweating treatments available.