Palmar Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating in the palms. Sweating is necessary for our body as it maintains core body temperature. The human body has 4 million sweat glands distributed on all areas of the skin, with higher concentrations found on the palms, soles, axillae and face. Sweating has both thermoregulatory and emotional variants. Palmar hyperhidrosis is a medical problem that involves more sweating than what is required by our body. Palmar Hyperhidrosis is caused by over-activity of the sweat glands and is present in 1% of the population and a family history is present in 30 to 50 % of patients suggesting a genetic component.
Frequently Asked Questions
- 1What triggers Palmar hyperhidrosis?
- 2What In Office treatments are available to treat Palmar Hyperhidrosis?
- 3Body Renewal Tip:
- Heat or cold,
- Alcohol, coffee, tea, smoking, hot or spicy food,
- Stress, anxiety, strong emotions
- Certain times of the day.
Social and functional working of the person is directly affected by Palmar Hyperhidrosis and can create anxiety and depression in the person suffering from it. The condition generally starts in adolescence; however there are no hormonal connections that are established with this disease.
At Body Renewal, Palmar Hyperhidrosis is treated with Palmar Botox, a simple and effective treatment for excessive sweating. This involves a few injections into the Palmar skin where the sweating is greatest to block the action of nerves that supply the sweat glands, and stop the glands from producing sweat. These results can last from 6 to 9 months.
Botox can also be used to treat hyperhidrosis in the following areas:
- Axilla (under arms)
- Soles of the feet hyperhidrosis
- Groin (bikini area)
- On the face