Hyperhidrosis, in simple terms, is a medical condition in which your body overreacts to physical activity, exercise, hormones, and emotions, causing your glands to produce more sweat than necessary to cool the body. This can be an embarrassing and uncomfortable condition. It can induce anxiety and often become socially disabling. Previously, very few treatments existed to help patients cope with this medical condition. Plano Aesthetics and Dr. Jeffrey Caruth are proud to offer effective and proven solutions for hyperhidrosis with BOTOX injectable and PrecisionTX laser therapy. While the two treatments work to discourage overactive sweat glands from producing too much perspiration, they function in different manners. We will explore their differences and the benefits of each below.
In most cases, the underlying cause of hyperhidrosis is not easily understood or recognizes. This type of excessive sweating occurs when you perspire uncontrollably, easily, or more than would be considered normal given the circumstances. Hyperhidrosis is a real medical condition that can disrupt life, cause social anxiety, and interfere with daily activities.
You may have one specific place that you are sweating or multiple areas on your body that perspire excessively. Areas that can be treated for hyperhidrosis include:
- Facial/scalp sweating
- Underarm sweating
- Hand sweating
- Feet sweating
- Groin sweating
If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis and are ready for a solution, Plano Aesthetic offers two effective options for treatment. Depending on the location of the treatment area and the severity of your symptoms, Dr. Caruth may recommend BOTOX injectable, PrecisionTX, or a combination of the two over multiple areas. During a consultation at our Plano, TX facility, Dr. Caruth will perform a consultation where you should candidly describe each of the areas that you experience excessive sweating. Dr. Caruth can then create a customized treatment plan to help you regain your confidence and fight back against heavy sweating.
BOTOX is safe for use on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, scalp, underarms, and the groin area. If Dr. Caruth has chosen to use BOTOX for your treatment, the process is simple and includes the gentle cleaning of the area, followed by the injection of the medication. Once your injections are complete, you can go about your day as normal after you leave our office. You may be asking yourself, "I thought BOTOX was for wrinkles?" While you would be correct, BOTOX has also proven effective for the treatment of a number of medical conditions, including migraines, eye disorders, muscle spasms, and hyperhidrosis. Following your injections, you will not need to adhere to any restrictions and will not need downtime to recover.
PrecisionTX is a revolutionary laser technology that treats excessive sweating, and more importantly, can improve the overall quality of your life. Through a small incision, the tiny laser device uses a focused delivery of laser energy that targets and ablates the function of your underarm sweat glands. Findings have shown that 80% of patients have experienced real, quantitative sweat reduction. The PrecisionTX procedure is performed at our office, under local anesthesia, and takes about an hour. Downtime following the procedure is minimal and may include mild soreness. You will be able to return to normal activities in a few days. After treatment, perspiration can be controlled through standard, over-the-counter antiperspirants. PrecisionTX is used primarily to treat the underarms, so if you are experiencing heavy perspiration in other areas of the body, speak with Dr. Caruth about the benefits of BOTOX for hyperhidrosis.
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Don't sweat it — tackle excessive perspiration and odor with these effective solutions at Plano Aesthetics. Call and schedule your consultation with Dr. Caruth today to learn more about the benefits of hyperhidrosis treatment. Allow us to create a personalized treatment plan that will help you take back your life and regain your confidence. We look forward to serving you.