Suffer From Excessive Sweating? We Have Solutions

Sep 01, 2022
 Suffer From Excessive Sweating? We Have Solutions
You leave the house crisp and clean, but, regardless of temperature, your shirt develops embarrassing sweat stains within minutes. Thankfully, we have solutions for excessive sweating.

You’ve learned to manage your excessive sweating by different means — carrying an extra shirt, doubling up on antiperspirant, keeping your hands close to your sides. Not only are these efforts exhausting, but you’re tired of the constant threat of embarrassment that often comes with excessive sweating.

At Elite Skin Center in Fort Worth, Texas, our highly skilled team of aesthetic specialists understands the problem, which is why we offer a number of different treatments and advanced technologies that tackle excessive sweating.

Behind your excessive sweating

Under normal circumstances, your body produces sweat to maintain an optimal body temperature. When you have hyperhidrosis, which is the medical term for excessive sweating, your body produces far more sweat than is necessary to control your body temperature.

While you might think that your excessive sweating is due to too many sweat glands, this isn’t the case. In reality, the problem lies in the sympathetic nerve that controls your glands.

There are two types of hyperhidrosis:

  • Primary: typically an inherited condition
  • Secondary: caused by another condition, such as menopause, a thyroid disorder, or diabetes

Whatever the underlying cause of your excessive sweating, you’re left with an embarrassing amount of sweat that typically develops in your underarms, hands, face, trunk, or feet.

Keeping it dry

If you’ve been struggling with excessive sweating, you've likely found ways to work around the problem as it arises, but you’d like a longer-term solution. At Elite Skin Center, we offer a number of different hyperhidrosis treatments, which include:

  • Prescription antiperspirants
  • Prescription creams
  • Botox® injections
  • Radiofrequency microneedling

The prescription antiperspirants and creams we offer are far stronger than what you’ll find at your local pharmacy, and they can go a long way toward keeping you more dry.

If you’d prefer a solution that doesn’t require a daily effort, you might consider Botox injections. We inject this neurotoxin to quiet the nerves responsible for creating the excessive sweating. A Botox treatment typically lasts for 3-6 months, at which point you can return for another round of injections.

Our Morpheus8® radiofrequency (RF) microneedling system is another great, long-term solution for underarm sweat. Using tiny needles that deliver RF energy, we desensitize and disrupt your sweat glands, causing them to produce far less sweat.

If you’re worried that these treatments will affect your ability to control your body temperature, consider that only 2% of your body’s sweat glands are located under your arms.

Let us help you find a solution

To learn more about Elite Skin Center’s treatments for excessive sweating, please contact our office in Fort Worth, Texas. You can call or book your appointment with our easy-to-use online tool at your convenience.