I have a problem where my hair gets drenched in sweat when I do any physical activity especially when Im out for the night dancing. I naturally have hair thinner hair but I sweat so much from my scalp that it looks as though I just walked out of the shower. how can I control this? or is my only option botox?
How Do I Control Excess Sweating from Scalp/face and Neck?
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Craniofacial Hyperhidrosis Treatment Options
Craniofacial hyperhidrosis can be treated quite well with repeat Botox injections.
Although insurance carriers require a trial of anticholinergic medications (oxybutinone or glycopyrrolate), the treatment of choice is Botox injection of the hairline, forehead, scalp and neck or endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy.
Botox for sweating of the scalp
Scalp sweating is a common problem. Often times, the sweat originates from the scalp and forehead and drips down onto the lower face and neck. I would recommend a trial of botox to see how much that helps.
When you perspire only with heavy physical activity, it's not really primary hyperhidrosis...but
the treatment can be the same...if you suffer from excessive sweating only when you're out dancing your options include trying some of the oral medicines like glycopyrrolate or even topcially applied drysol...assuming this doesn't resolve the issue, then there's always botox...a great choice to reduce excessive sweating from any area...and it works great on the scalp...
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Controlling sweating on the scalp, face, and neck
If you are suffering from excessive sweating ("hyperhidrosis") from several locations on the body, then I would consider an oral hyperhidrosis medication such as glycopyrrolate or oxybutynin as prescribed by a dermatologist. In other cases, I will use Botox and this can also be quite helpful although more expensive.
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