Excessive sweating can be a very embarrassing and frustrating condition, often involving the underarms, hands or feet. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, approximately 3% of people in the United States experience excessive sweating.
Sweating is necessary to cool the body, preventing us from overheating. However, patients experiencing hyperhidrosis sweat even when the body does not need cooling. This condition can also lead to skin infections, as the affected area is consistently wet.
We offer a variety of treatments for hyperhidrosis, including prescription topical and oral medications, as well as Botox® injections that block the chemical signals from nerves that stimulate sweat glands.
Regionally, Dermatology Associates of Rochester is the only provider of miraDry, a treatment specifically for excessive underarm sweating, providing immediate results. miraDry is the only non-invasive solution to underarm sweat, using thermal technology to safely eliminate sweat and odor glands.
For more information on miraDry at Dermatology Associates of Rochester, click here.
If you are currently experiencing excessive sweating and would like to be considered for a research study, please visit our partner organization, Skin Search.