EXCESSIVE SWEATING TREATMENT
Our dermatologists are proud to provide relief for hyperhidrosis in NYC. More commonly known as excessive sweating, hyperhidrosis is a widespread medical condition. In fact, over thirty-seven million people in the United States suffer from excessive sweating. Most people sweat when they exert themselves, when they are in hot weather, or when they are anxious and stressed. Hyperhidrosis isn’t related to these common reasons. This condition involves extremely heavy sweating that can occur at any point during the day. As a result, hyperhidrosis patients may experience social anxiety and embarrassment because of their condition. If you are experiencing excessive sweating, you should schedule a visit with Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill to discover your hyperhidrosis treatment options.
WHAT IS HYPERHIDROSIS?
Hyperhidrosis is an abnormal amount of sweating to the point that it interferes with your day-to-day life. Normal sweating is a response to regulating the sweat glands the are distributed throughout the body. The areas of the body that typically perspire are the hands, feet, armpits, groin, and facial area. Excessive sweating means not only the localized areas sweat much more, but sweating can occur across the whole body. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition. Some people are born with hyperhidrosis, while others develop it later in life. Hyperhidrosis can upset the quality of a person’s life from a psychological, emotional, and social perspective.
WHAT CAUSES HYPERHIDROSIS?
There is no known cause of hyperhidrosis, but it may be caused by over-activity of the sympathetic nervous system. For some patients, anxiety, excitement, or nerves set off excessive sweating. For others, the fear of excessive sweating may lead to even more sweating. Some patients sweat more because they are nervous about sweating and its outward appearance. Nicotine and caffeine may also exacerbate the problem. The development of hyperhidrosis can be related to a few medical conditions. A variety of cancers have been associated with the onset of excessive sweating. Additionally, certain endocrine conditions and thyroid issues are known to cause secondary hyperhidrosis. There is a list of medications and many miscellaneous medical conditions that may have links to secondary hyperhidrosis, as well.
HOW DO YOU TREAT HYPERHIDROSIS IN NYC?
Most people start with prescription-strength antiperspirants and a few medications and therapies to curb perspiration. Ultimately, many patients turn to underarm gland removal. This procedure is most common to be a laser procedure. Your body has over two million sweat glands. Interestingly enough, the sweat glands under your arms make up only about 2% of your sweat glands. Laser treatments allow us to target the sweat glands under the arms to effectively reduce underarm sweating for long-lasting results.*
HOW DO I LEARN MORE ABOUT TREATMENT FOR HYPERHIDROSIS IN NYC?
Speak with one of our dermatologists at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill to see if you are a good candidate for hyperhidrosis treatment in NYC. In some cases, hyperhidrosis is a sign of a more serious condition. You should be examined to first rule out any possibility of a larger medical issue. Give us a call at 646-661-6131 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation.