Sweating is an important bodily function that is performed to keep your body cool and prevent you from overheating. However, some people experience a condition called hyperhidrosis which is marked by an overactive sweat mechanism. This excessive sweating can occur at any time, even when your body doesn't need to cool off.
Excessive sweating can be a source of embarrassment for many people. Hyperhidrosis often results in stained clothes, creates awkward moments during romantic settings and disrupts both personal and professional interactions. Fortunately, there are treatments that can help you get the relief you need if you suffer from hyperhidrosis.
You can receive customized treatment recommendations by speaking with Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald in person. Please call (323) 430-9800 today to schedule a consultation at our Los Angeles cosmetic dermatology office.
What Regions of the Body Are Impacted by Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis typically causes excessive sweating in your:
- Palms of your hands
- Soles of your feet
Often, hyperhidrosis can interfere with routine activities. Sweaty palms can make it difficult to open a doorknob, grip a pen or shake hands. Sweaty armpits can soak through your clothes, leaving embarrassing marks. Sweaty feet can drench your socks, leaving your feet uncomfortable all day long.
Depending on the nature and severity of your condition, Dr. Fitzgerald may recommend one of the following treatment options:
- Clinical strength antiperspirants
- BOTOX® Cosmetic
BOTOX® Cosmetic works very well in most cases of hyperhidrosis. Injections are placed in the armpit to lessen sweat gland activity. The injection discomfort in this region is very minimal. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can also be administered in the hands and feet to reduce sweating in these areas.
Please contact Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald using the form on this page or call (323) 430-9800 today to schedule your hyperhidrosis consultation. We serve patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Larchmont, California.