While excessive sweating, or “hyperhidrosis,” is not a life-threatening condition, it can have a profound and negative impact on one’s personal and professional life. Choosing clothes to wear, hiding stains, and even shaking hands can be overwhelming and embarrassing for many individuals who struggle with hyperhidrosis. Fortunately, the Rendon Center Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine offers the latest treatment options for patients to consider in controlling their sweating.
Understanding the triggers of hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis may or may not have a trigger, depending on the severity of the condition. In most cases where someone will naturally sweat, patients with excessive sweating will be extremely sweaty or uncomfortable. For example, standing in front of a crowd for a presentation can make most anyone sweat, but those with hyperhidrosis will sweat profusely. Normal conditions can still cause patients to experience sweating episodes, which can cause staining of the clothes or an undesirable odor.
By working with a dermatologist, many patients can take control of their condition, which can present itself anywhere on the body, including the:
What can be done about hyperhidrosis?
There are several ways for patients to control their condition and keep it from making them embarrassed during personal and business relationships. The team at the Rendon Center Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine can make recommendations based on the area of the sweating and the severity.
Some of the more common treatments that are considered after diagnosis include:
- Prescription-strength antiperspirants
- Lifestyle changes
- Reduced stress and anxiety (often job-related)
- Botox injections
The treatment recommended for a patient will vary, though many of the above options are incredibly effective at helping patients regain their confidence, even with severe hyperhidrosis.
Learn more about hyperhidrosis?
If you’re ready to take charge of your condition and are located in the area of Boca Raton, FL, we welcome you to book an appointment at Rendon Center Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine to get a proper diagnosis and to discuss possible triggers and control. The office is located at 1001 NW 13th Street, Suite #100 and accepts new patients who call for an appointment at (561) 750-0544.