Many guys with hyperhidrosis have found ways to conceal excessive underarm sweating, including a closetful of black shirts.
However, there are several options to safely and effectively treat hyperhidrosis for men, without surgery, incisions, or recovery.
If excessive sweating is causing self-consciousness or affecting your quality of life, keep reading to learn all about hyperhidrosis and how you can stay dry and clean throughout the day.
What Is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterized by excessive sweating in the underarms, palms, soles of the feet, or face. It can affect both men and women, causing discomfort, embarrassment, and anxiety.
In some cases, there may be an underlying medical cause for excessive sweating, such as an overactive thyroid or low blood sugar.
Therefore, it’s important to rule out any suspected conditions prior to undergoing hyperhidrosis treatment for men.
How to Treat Hyperhidrosis for Men?
The first step in addressing hyperhidrosis for men is scheduling a consultation to discuss concerns, goals, treatment options, and anticipated results.
You may also be asked questions about your lifestyle and any existing medical conditions.
By the end of the meeting, patients should feel well-informed about what to expect from their treatment and how to prepare for the procedure.
Miradry for Hyperhidrosis
Miradry is a non-surgical treatment that can decrease up to 90 percent of sweating associated with hyperhidrosis.
Using electromagnetic energy, Miradry targets and permanently destroys sweat and odor glands through thermolysis.
Many men will see significant improvement immediately after their first procedure, and optimal results are typically achieved after one-to-two sessions.
Botox for Excessive Sweating
While Botox is best known as a wrinkle-reducer, this injectable neurotoxin can also be used to manage hyperhidrosis for men.
During the treatment, Botox is administered a series of injections to the underarms to
block the nerve signals that stimulate sweat glands. It typically takes three-to-five days to note results, and a single session can reduce 60-90 percent of sweating for up to six months.
To learn more about hyperhidrosis treatment for men, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Tina West.