Hyperhidrosis

Behnoush Y. Zarrini, MD

Aesthetics & Pain Management located in Beverly Hills, CA

Sweating is a normal function that helps keep your body cool. But if you’re sweating excessively to the point that it’s affecting your everyday life, then you may have a condition called hyperhidrosis. Behnoush Zarrini, MD, in Beverly Hills, California, is an experienced physician who provides treatment for hyperhidrosis, including as Botox® injections, to reduce sweating and improve your quality of life. For a consultation, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Hyperhidrosis Q & A

What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes you to sweat excessively. The sweating occurs even if you’re not engaging in physical activity or in an environment with elevated temperatures. This type of abnormal sweating may lead to anxiety and social embarrassment.

In most cases, hyperhidrosis develops when the nerves that trigger your sweat glands become overactive, leading to an increase in sweat production. You can also develop hyperhidrosis as a symptom of another medical condition, such as diabetes or menopause.

What are the symptoms of hyperhidrosis?

Abnormally excessive sweating is the most common sign of hyperhidrosis. You may sweat so much that it drips down your face or stains your shirt, even though you’re not engaging in any activity that should cause you to sweat. The palms of your hands and feet may also become sweaty.

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, call Dr. Zarrini for an evaluation. Excessive sweating may be a sign of an underlying health condition and shouldn’t be ignored. You can also seek medical help for your hyperhidrosis if it’s causing emotional distress or keeping you from doing the things you enjoy.

You may find hyperhidrosis to be an embarrassing problem, but Dr. Zarrini can provide treatment to reduce your sweating and improve your quality of life.

How is hyperhidrosis diagnosed?

Dr. Zarrini conducts a comprehensive medical examination to determine if your excessive sweating is due to hyperhidrosis or related to an underlying medical issue. He may also order special tests to identify the sweat glands that are overacting so he can provide targeted treatment.

What treatments can stop the excessive sweating?

Dr. Zarrini creates individualized treatment plans to help control your excessive sweating. He may initially recommend a prescription-strength antiperspirant, a face cream for facial sweating, or a nerve-blocking agent to control the condition.

Dr. Zarrini also offers Botox injections as a treatment for hyperhidrosis. These injections block the nerves causing the overreaction and excessive sweating to reduce your symptoms. You may need several injections to get the desired results, but Botox injections may help keep your sweating to a minimum for up to 12 months.

Hyperhidrosis is an embarrassing problem, but it can be treated. For management of your excessive sweating, call Behnoush Zarrini, MD, or request an appointment online.

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