- What is hyperhidrosis?
- What is Botox?
- Is Botox therapy covered?
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis refers to excessive sweatiness, a condition that affects 2 – 3% of people. It can affect underarms, hands, feet, forehead or elsewhere and can significantly affect life functions, personally, in business or at school. The good news is that these local forms of excessive sweatiness can now be treated.
What are some of the treatments now available?
There are currently several treatments that can effectively treat excessive sweatiness. These include:
1 – Local topical lotions and other measures at home
2 – Tap water iontophoresis – the application of a low intensity electrical current to affected areas.
3 – Local injections of Botox approximately twice yearly, which is especially effective for underarm sweatiness, palms and forehead, but can be used elsewhere as well.
4 – Surgical procedures – which are usually not necessary, now that simpler safer treatments are available.