Botox possible Treatment for Hyperhidrosis

fungal-toenailAlthough Teen Vogue suggests against botox as a possible treatment option for acne, botox has long been viewed as a common treatment for controlling hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis, a condition described in which the body excessively sweats, which can be caused by various reasons, can be managed through the shrinking of pores. Botox helps shrink the oil production and size of pores, blocking sweat glands. Less oil production leads to the shrinkage of pores as the follicles do not become as swollen if there were more oil.

If you have any concerns, consult with Dr. Carl Ingrassia of Fords Foot and Ankle Care. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder that can cause people to have excessive sweating of their feet. This can usually occur all on its own without rigorous activity involved. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may also experience sweaty palms.

Although it is said that sweating is a healthy process meant to cool down the body temperature and to maintain a proper internal temperature, hyperhidrosis may prove to be a huge hindrance on a person’s everyday life.

Plantar hyperhidrosis is considered to be the main form of hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis can refer to sweating that occurs in areas other than the feet or hands and armpits. Often this may be a sign of it being related to another medical condition such as menopause, hyperthyroidism and even Parkinson’s disease.

In order to alleviate this condition, it is important to see your doctor so that they may prescribe the necessary medications so that you can begin to live a normal life again. If this is left untreated, it is said that it will persist throughout an individual’s life.

A last resort approach would be surgery, but it is best to speak with your doctor to find out what may be the best treatment for you.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Fords, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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