Azim j Khan
April 8, 2013 - 11:39pm
The medical term used for the Excessive sweating is ï¿½ Hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating in armpits or on the palms and soles can pose a significant social problem as well as a real daily nuisance. It could be embarrassing to shake hands with sweaty palms, and sweaty feet can cause offensive odor in the feet. Excessive sweat in the armpits could be socially embarrassing leaving one with wet shirts and foul smell.
There are very effective and world class treatments for Excessive sweating available at Cosmetique® to help you put a lid on this smelly problem - Hyperhidrosis. First of all Dr. Azim will determine the cause of your excessive sweating. After Dr. Khan determines and confirms that you do not have any significant medical problem causing excessive sweating he will offer you the best treatment options in your particular situation. It may be a medication in the form of a lotion or spray that you may have to apply a few times a week on the sweaty areas, or the latest treatment called as Iontophoresis or a tiny injection of Botox®.
Q: What is Iontophoresis?
Iontophoresis is a special treatment for excessive sweating in the armpits, or on hands and feet. A computerized machine is used to generate very low voltage special waves through water and the affected area is placed on a wet surface on the machine. These special waves reduce the flow of excessive sweat from the affected area. You will need a series of treatments to bring excessive sweating to normal.
Q: Can Botox® be used for excessive sweating?
YES, Botox® is a very effective therapy for the treatment of excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis). Botox injection stops the sweat glands from forming excessive sweat. It is simple, safe and minimally invasive treatment. The effect lasts for 3 to 14 months, varying from one patient to another. To learn more about other options to control excessive sweating make an appointment with Dr. Azim at Cosmetique®.