Perspiration Reduction

Also known as hyperhidrosis or sweat reduction

Excessive sweating can be an embarrassing medical condition that affects your personal and professional life, making it difficult to engage with others, perform certain tasks and wear certain types of clothing. While treatment for this condition can involve medications, prescription antiperspirant and even surgery, many have found botulinum toxin injections and laser therapy to be effective, minimally invasive and long-lasting treatments.

When to Consider Perspiration Reduction

  • If you feel self-conscious and alter your behavior or dress consistently to accommodate your sweating
  • If you have trouble gripping objects securely (like a knife or musical instrument)
  • If you change your clothing and socks several times a day
  • If you’ve ever felt or been dehydrated from excessive sweating

Pros

  • Makes you feel more comfortable in professional or social situations
  • Able to grasp objects securely without fear of losing grip
  • No longer have to frequently change clothes or limit wardrobe

Cons

  • Botulinum toxin injections may need to be repeated every seven months to two years
  • Laser treatments are permanent but could require follow-ups
  • Some treatments only work on certain parts of the body (such as the armpits)

Am I a good candidate for a perspiration reduction?

The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider perspiration reduction:

  • You feel self-conscious and alter your behavior or dress consistently to accommodate your sweating
  • You have limited your lifestyle choices because of excessive sweating
  • You have trouble gripping objects securely (like a knife or musical instrument)
  • You change your clothing and socks several times a day
  • You’ve ever felt or been dehydrated from excessive sweating