Hyperhidrosis: a condition in which the body produces an
excess amount of sweat, is more common than you think.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is the production of excessive sweat by the body.
For the most part, this excessive sweating is caused by overactive
signaling of sweat glands to secrete sweat without stimuli. In
other words, your body just starts sweating for no reason. It’s
an annoying and quite unpleasant condition. It can happen in any
situation or any climate. The most common locations of excessive
sweating are the underarms, palms, and soles of the feet. However,
we have also seen areas such as head, back, and even the face.
How to tell if I have it?
What is the threshold between normal and excessive sweat levels?
Here is a good idea:
“If you sweat through a shirt when you are at rest in normal
temperature, I would say that is moderate hyperhidrosis,” Lily
Talakoub, a board-certified dermatologist at McLean Dermatology in
Virginia says. “If you have sweat dripping down your hands and
through your socks at rest with no triggers, then that is severe
However, with that being said, Hyperhidrosis is subjective to
the person. One person might think they sweat a lot but to the next
person that’s nothing. For someone whose job depends on physical
appearance, then sweating could be a way bigger deal than to
someone who works from home. Sometimes it even goes as far as a
preference. We’ve had many people come in who simply don’t want
to deal with sweating in general, and we can help with that too!
Now how exactly can ZONA help?
How to treat hyperhidrosis?
One of the longest-lasting and more effective ways to treat
hyperhidrosis is with Botox injections! Yes, that very same Botox
that treats the wrinkles between your brows can also help treat
excessive sweating. According to some experts, this treatment works
best in the underarms because it’s pretty painless and lasts
anywhere from 4-6 months. However, the hands and feet are super
sensitive areas (so painful) and Botox doesn’t last as long
If you have hyperhidrosis, or would just like to not sweat in
certain areas, we can help!
For More Information:
How to Tell If Your Excessive Sweating Could Be Hyperhidrosis
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