Hyperhidrosis is a chronic condition affecting one out of one hundred Americans in which there is excessive sweating of the forehead, underarms, palms, or soles of the feet. Suffering from hyperhidrosis negatively impacts the quality of life and the ability to partake in ordinary work or social activities.
Hyperhidrosis can be classified as either primary and secondary. Primary hyperhidrosis is easier to treat, and is believed to be a genetic condition caused by a dysfunction of the nervous system. Secondary hyperhidrosis is more difficult to treat, and can be caused by other factors including medical conditions and medications, drug use or menopause.
The FDA recently approved BOTOX® for the treatment of primary hyperhidrosis. The doctors at Amin Bastidas can provide BOTOX® injections in cases where topical treatments have not been effective. In cases of severe hyperhidrosis BOTOX® has proven to produce positive results.