Excess transpiration, also known as hyperhidrosis, occurs when an individual sweats more than normal in response to factors such as temperature, activity level, or stress. Abnormal sweating can consist of sweating that disrupts your daily routine, sweating that causes emotional distress or social withdrawal, and experiencing night sweats for no reason. Oftentimes, excessive transpiration occurs on the palms, feet, underarms,or head with other areas of the body remaining dry. The constant moisture in these areas that occurs as a result of excess transpiration has been known to cause skin infections, which is why it is important to seek treatment for hyperhidrosis.
What Treatments Does Dr. Manrique offer for Hyperhidrosis?
The first treatment for hyperhidrosis Dr. Manrique offers her patients is Botulinum Toxin Injections, or Botox. Botox reduces sweating in certain areas by blocking the nerves that cause sweating. Results usually appear 4 to 5 days after treatment, and last anywhere from 6-12 months, then the treatment needs to be repeated.
During Botox treatment, you skin will be anesthetized for your comfort and then the affected areas of your skin will be injected with the Botox solution. The most common side effect of Botox is temporary muscle weakness around the injection site, especially when injected into the hands.
Another possible treatment option for hyperhidrosis is Infini RF, which uses radio frequency microneedling. Infini RF requires three sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart, however the results from this treatment can last up to 2 years, offering a more permanent solution compared to Botox.