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Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a common disorder affecting many people. Palmar hyperhidrosis or sweaty palms is the most common form of hyperhidrosis, causing excessive sweating of the hands.
Hyperhidrosis can also cause excessive foot, underarm and facial sweating. It is thought that hyperhidrosis is a result of over activity of the sympathetic nervous system.
Sweating is often uncontrollable, embarrassing and not anticipated . Normal sweating is needed for thermal regulation however in people suffering from hyperhidrosis, sweating exceeds the bodys need for physiological thermal regulation.
Hyperhidrosis can have severe physiological consequences such as cold and clammy hands, dehydration, and skin infections secondary to maceration of the skin. Hyperhidrosis can also have devastating emotional effects on one’s individual life.
Affected people are constantly aware of their condition and try to modify their lifestyle to accommodate this problem. This can be disabling in professional, academic and social life, causing daily embarrassments. Many routine tasks become impossible chores, which can psychologically drain these individuals on a constant basis.
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition with severe negative psychological consequences. Fortunately with the recent advances in medicine, many forms of treatment are available to treat hyperhidrosis. We at Desert Sky Dermatology and Surgical Center have been very successful with the use of Botox and miraDry in treating hyperhidrosis.
miraDry is the only non-invasive procedure that is FDA cleared and clinically proven to eliminate underarm sweat and odor. The miraDry system delivers precisely controlled energy to the area where the underarm sweat glands reside, and eliminates sweat glands non-invasively. As sweat glands to do regenerate the results are permanent.
Call and schedule your consultation today to see which choice is the right one for you!