Hyperhidrosis Treatment at the Denver Dermatology Center

Hyperhidrosis Treatment at the Denver Dermatology Center

If excessive sweating has ever made you feel embarrassed or uncomfortable, hyperhidrosis treatment at the Denver Dermatology Center may be able to help. BOTOX® and other treatments are available for patients who have excessive, unpredictable sweating of their underarms, palms, and feet.

To find out if BOTOX® or other treatments might help you gain control of your perspiration problems, request an appointment online, or phone us at 303-830-2900 to schedule your appointment today.

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Excessive sweating of the armpits, hands, or feet - clinically referred to as hyperhidrosis - complicates the lives of many and can lead to emotional anxiety and physical discomfort. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis experience the same perspiration triggers as everyone else (heat, stress, exercise, emotions), but they tend to perspire severely and unpredictably throughout the day, regardless of weather, activity level, or emotions. If you're wondering whether you might be a candidate for hyperhidrosis treatment at the Denver Dermatology Center, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you afraid to wear certain clothing for fear of unsightly sweat stains?
  • Have you ever avoided intimacy because you're afraid of sweating too much?
  • Do you resist raising your arms because you don't want others to see your perspiration stains?
  • Do you avoid situations where you might feel obligated to shake hands?
  • Do you feel like your sweating might prevent you from gaining or keeping a job?
  • Does perspiration - thinking about it, planning for it, dealing with it - seem to rule your life?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, perhaps it's time to seek help. Hyperhidrosis treatment for Denver and Boulder patients is available at our office.

What Treatments Are Available for Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis treatment at the Denver Dermatology Center begins with a thorough evaluation to identify your triggers and rule out other underlying medical reasons for your condition. Depending on your needs, one or more of the following treatments may be recommended:

  • Prescription-strength antiperspirants for hands, feet, or underarms
  • Oral medications to decrease sweating
  • BOTOX® treatment to block the nerves that stimulate sweat glands
About Margaret MIGS Muldrow, MD, FAAD

Margaret "Migs" Muldrow, MD, FAAD spent her childhood in rural Ethiopia. As a young girl, she worked in a local village clinic, an experience that ultimately inspired her to become a physician. She received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Hyperhidrosis Treatment with BOTOX® at the Denver Dermatology Center

It is possible to effectively treat underarm hyperhidrosis with BOTOX® at the Denver Dermatology Center. The injection sites, number of BOTOX® units used, and treatment frequency will vary with each patient.

The procedure will begin with the application of a solution to your underarms in order to pinpoint exactly where the hyperactive sweat glands are located. A topical anesthetic will also be applied to increase your comfort. Then, using a very fine needle, a small amount of BOTOX® will be injected near the targeted sweat glands. The entire procedure typically takes 60 minutes. There may be some mild bruising or tenderness near the injection sites, which usually subsides in a few days. Most patients are able to resume their normal activities immediately with little or no downtime. Results last approximately 6 months.

BOTOX® Hyperhidrosis Treatment: Safety and Risks

In 2004, the FDA approved the use of BOTOX® for treatment of hyperhidrosis. For over 10 years, it has been used as a safe and effective treatment for excessive sweating, helping millions of people regain control of their lives. The Denver Dermatology Center has the training and experience to properly evaluate your skin, explain potential risks, and administer treatment to ensure optimal results and avoid unwanted side effects.

To find out if BOTOX® or other treatments might help you gain control of your perspiration problems, request an appointment for hyperhidrosis treatment online, or phone our Denver office at 303-830-2900 today.