What Is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a disorder that makes people sweat more than they need to. When the cause is unknown it’s called primary hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis can also be caused by an underlying condition (e.g., endocrine disorders, menopause, obesity, nerve damage) and by some drugs, although this is very uncommon. This is know as secondary hyperhidrosis.

How Serious Is Hyperhidrosis?

While not life-threatening, hyperhidrosis has significant impact on quality of life and productivity. Excessive sweating can damage the skin, promote infection and cause unpleasant odours. These outcomes are undesirable from both a medical and social point of view. Excessive sweating can also be inconvenient and costly.

Botox For Hyperhidrosis

If you have tried various antiperspirants without adequate control, LaserMed™ can help.

Please note that although treatments are available for sweaty palms and soles, Dr. Pinto treats only hyperhidrosis of the underarms.