Hyperhidrosis

Conveniently located to serve Alpharetta, John's Creek, Milton, and Roswell

Georgia native and renowned board-certified dermatologist Dr. Ravi Patel regularly diagnoses and treats hyperhidrosis in Alpharetta. In many cases, doctors misdiagnose hyperhidrosis, leading to frustration and ineffective treatment. Dr. Patel and the team at House of Dermatology work closely with patients and always recommend the ideal solution.

What Is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterized by excessive perspiration from overactive eccrine sweat glands. Hyperhidrosis sufferers can experience heavy perspiration from the scalp, underarms, hands, and feet at any time, even when there are no other motivating factors.

What Are the Causes of Hyperhidrosis?

Various factors can cause hyperhidrosis. Faulty messages from the brain’s thermostat center are the primary cause. Some people may have a genetic predisposition to the condition, while others may develop it due to an underlying medical condition such as diabetes or thyroid problems.

Certain medications, caffeine, and alcohol can also trigger excessive sweating in some individuals. Additionally, anxiety and stress can cause hyperhidrosis, leading to excessive sweating in social situations or during physical activities.

Regardless of the cause, hyperhidrosis can be a frustrating and embarrassing condition for those who experience it. When left untreated, it can lead to problems such as skin breakdown, athlete’s foot, and toenail fungus. Because of this, prompt diagnosis is key.

Diagnosing Hyperhidrosis

A consultation with Dr. Patel is essential for properly diagnosing hyperhidrosis and identifying its underlying causes. Dr. Patel is highly knowledgeable regarding the nuances that can trigger or exacerbate hyperhidrosis. He is committed to finding effective solutions that will provide sustainable relief and are as cost-effective as possible.

During your consultation, Dr. Patel will review your medication and health history, and you will discuss the characteristics of your experience with excessive sweating. Patients are encouraged to take note of environmental conditions, diet, and activity or stress at the onset of sweating and to bring this information to the consultation.

HowIs Hyperhidrosis Treated?

Several treatment options are available for hyperhidrosis, depending on the severity of the condition. Antiperspirants or topical products containing dry salt or aluminum chloride can be effective for mild to moderate cases. These compounds restrict sweat from being released by thickening moisture and blocking the release at gland openings.

If topical treatments fail to provide impactful relief, then Botox® injections may be considered. This neuromodulator effectively blocks messages to the nerves that trigger sweating.

For more severe cases of underarm hyperhidrosis, Qbrexza® prescription topical wipes for once-a-day use may be an option.

How Much Do Hyperhidrosis Treatments Cost?

The cost of treatments for hyperhidrosis varies depending on each patient’s condition and the type of treatment used. Although hyperhidrosis is a medical condition, not all insurance carriers cover every kind of treatment. Carriers may also require that initial treatment protocols use more cost-effective topical methods first.

The billing team members at the House of Dermatology are always available to answer questions regarding insurance coverage, billing, and acceptable forms of payment.

Arrange Your Consultation Today

Schedule a consultation for hyperhidrosis in Alpharetta today and take the first step towards improving your quality of life. You deserve to feel comfortable and confident in your skin, and hyperhidrosis treatments at the House of Dermatology can help make that happen.