Sweaty palms is a medical condition known as palmer hyperhidrosis. Sweating is the body’s way to regulate its temperature but people with palmar hyperhidrosis experience excessive sweating in their hands even when the body should not. The result can cause discomfort and embarrassment in everyday activity and even disqualify people from certain jobs. Although psychological reasons such as stress can be factors in sweaty palms, typically the underlying cause of palmer hyperhidrosis is physiological – resulting from an overactive sympathetic nervous system which manages numerous functions in the body. The good news is that there are solutions including Botox and surgery to end sweaty palms where patients can resume normal activities within a short time.
At The CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Dr. Azizzadeh performs Botox for patients with hyperhidrosis on a regular basis. Although palms are a commonly requested treatment area, injections in the underarms and hairline are also popular. Just as Botox is used to eliminate wrinkles by temporarily relaxing certain facial muscles, it hinders the body’s ability to create sweat when strategically injected into problem areas. The injections are quick and don’t require any downtime. The best part is that patients can enjoy the results for up to 6 months!
Don’t let excessive sweat drag you down! Call The CENTER to schedule an appointment with Dr. Azizzadeh so that you can stay looking as cool as you feel all summer long!