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Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis treatment in San Mateo

What is Excessive sweating aka hyperhidrosis?

Humans produce sweat to cool their bodies when they get too hot, but in people who have hyperhidrosis, this sweat production is exaggerated.  Sweating happens all the time irrelevant of the temperature or situation on their under arms, palms or soles of feet.

The excessive sweating affects one’s social life by causing embarrassing moisture and odor.

How is excessive treatment treated?

Dr. Lin can treat excessive sweating with Botox or Dysport injections. It is important to understand, that this is a temporary treatment which can change individual’s life for the better. It does not however result in permanent cure of symptoms and requires continuous use.  Alternatives to Botox/Dysport injection are surgery.

How does it Botox/Dysport work to stop sweat production?

Botox/Dysport work by preventing your muscles contracting and stimulating sweat production.

Which areas can be treated for excessive sweating?

  • Underarms
  • Hairline on your forehead
  • Palms of hands
  • Soles of feet

How long does the treatment take?

The treatment usually takes about 10 minutes to perform

How long do results last for?

The results can last from 3 to 6 months and vary from one individual to another.

How is it performed?

It usually takes 20-30 small injections per side per area to be treated. Dr. Lin will cool the area with ice and then use the smallest and sharpest needle to minimize any discomfort during your treatment.

What are some of the side effects of hyperhidrosis treatment?

Discomfort, soreness, redness and potential bruising may occur during or immediately after your treatment. They are temporary and will resolve in less than 24 hours.

How do I prepare for my treatment?

There is no preparation needed, except that you kindly shave your underarm area to help visualize the sweat producing areas better.

Are there any restrictions after my treatment?

It is recommended that you skip the gym after your treatment the same day, otherwise there are absolutely no other restrictions.

When will I start noticing results?

It takes between 4-14 days for the product to fully take effect.

How often should I get Botox/Dysport injections for Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)?

It depends on personal preference and duration of result.  Some prefer summer only and some prefer all seasons.  Result can be addictive as once you are dry, you don’t smell and our clothes don’t have stains.  Stay dry and enjoy wearing silk and white color clothing.

Please contact us for more information about treatment.