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" I've been suffering with hyperhidrosis for many years. I excessively sweat under my armpits during work and while in social settings. I used to hide behind baggy sweaters & black shirts and would avoid raising my arms in public. I used to be embarrassed until I tried Botox. Now I visit my doctor every 3 to 6 months and love the freedom to wear what I want. "

-Lori White

Hyperhidrosis Overview

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating of the axilla, hands, or feet that causes discomfort and anxiety for people who suffer with it. When the sweat glands overacts to stimuli such as hormones, emotions, and exercise this causing excessive sweating that can be uncomfortable and humiliating. People with hyperhidrosis sometimes sweat four to five times more than normal. Hyperhidrosis affects over 200 million Americans a year and only recently have treatments become readily available to the population. People report excessive sweating of the axilla or armpits which Botox treats extremely well in most patients. People may also suffer from palmar hyperhidrosis or sweaty hands and plantar hyperhidrosis or sweaty feet. Iontophoresis has been proven to be highly successful in treating the hands and feet. Both procedures are done in the office, with little discomfort, and no downtime. Treatments are covered by most Insurance plans. Schedule an appointment with Christina Amoroso, A.R.N.P. at 561.740.4696 to see if these treatments could be right for you.

Botox Treatment

Botox treatment helps control the symptoms of severe underarm sweating when topical medicines do not work well enough. Botox temporarily blocks the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. Botox injections are expected to temporarily stop the production of excessive sweat in the treated areas only. Sweat continues to be produced elsewhere. 80% of patients treated with botox achieve a greater than 50% reduction in sweating with results lasting three to six months. Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis is covered by most Insurance plans and is the preferred method of treatment for most patients. Schedule an appointment with Christina Amoroso, A.R.N.P. at 561.740.4696.

Iontophoresis Treatment

Iontophoresis is one of the best treatments available for people suffering from sweaty palms and/or sweaty feet. The procedure basically utilizes an electrical stimulation to the hands or feet. Patients put their hands or feet in a tray of water at which time a mild electrical current is passed through the water allowing the ions to penetrate the skin by approximately 1mm or less. The intended effect is to stun the eccrine sweat glands of the hands and feet which basically decreases the sweat reflex that occurs in our body. Most patients will experience complete cessation of sweating after the initial phase of 6 to 8 treatments which can be done in fifteen minutes on a weekly or monthly basis. There is a 83% success rate for patients who undergo iontophoresis treatment according to the American Academy of Dermatology, so if your sweaty feet or sweaty palms are getting you down you should consider this as an effective treatment. Iontophoresis is covered by most insurance plans and can be done on your lunch hour. Schedule an appointment with Christina Amoroso, A.R.N.P. at 561.740.4696.