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armpit sweating_1Is hyperhidrosis always inherited?
No, it is not always inherited. However, a family history of hyperhidrosis has been found in nearly half of recorded cases. Hyperhidrosis can also develop as a result of another medical condition such as menopause or hyperthyroidism, in which case the sweating is typically spread across larger areas of the body.

Can hyperhidrosis be treated? How?
Yes, it can be treated. Traditional Treatments include topical applications, oral medication, surgery, and alternative remedies. New revolutionary treatments are Vaser or laser treatment and Botox injection.

What are the new treatments for hyperhidrosis?
We offer the following treatment options:
VaserDry – VaserDry is the subdermal laser treatment with new generation of Vaser equipment. The procedure is very similar to a smaller scale of liposuction. Under local anesthesia, a 2mm incision is made in the body through which energy from a Vaser probe is used to destroy the sweat glands that are causing the excessive sweating. This treatment method offers quick recovery time, less tissue trauma, and the use of local anesthetics. The preliminary efficacy for axillary hyperhidrosis is 80-90%.
Botox – For this treatment option, 100units of Botox are intradermally injected into the area in which excessive sweating occurs and temporarily freezes the nerve endings in that area to prevent transmission to the sweat glands. Results are typically seen within a few days after the procedure; the injection usually lasts 6-10 months before another injection is needed. This treatment method is considered to be one of the safest injections available.

Do the treatments permanently cure hyperhidrosis?
VaserDry provides long term results although the experience of this treatment is still limited.  Botox injections usually provide temporary results. Surgical treatments, although providing more long term results, usually involve greater risks and side effects. Although hyperhidrosis is considered to be something that affects a patient’s lifetime, there are many ways to alleviate symptoms.

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