Non-invasive hyperhidrosis treatment?

Is there anytype of non-invasive surgery/ treatments that can stop my palms for excessively sweating? I've tried antiperspirants like Odaban and they just don't seem to work. The sweating in my palms isn't severe, it doesn't drip but it's noticable, I just want to be able to touch someone without them looking at me in disgust

Doctor Answers 6

Palm botox

Palm botox is effective but its pretty uncomfortable. I recommend a local anesthetic nerve block to numb the palm before going through with it. If lidocaine is used it should only last 1 hour or so but you may still want someone to drive you home after. Hope that helps. Adam Goodwin

Non-invasive hyperhidrosis treatment?

The current gold standard treatment for hyperhidrosis of the palms are Botox Cosmetic® or Dysport® injections. Please consult a board certified aesthetic dermatologist for a a consultation.

Manjula Jegasothy, MD
Miami Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Hyperhidrosis treatment

Dear Allie,

Thank you for your question! Botox is a well-known, safe and effective FDA-approved treatment for hyperhidrosis. When used for the treatment of hyperhidrosis, its effect usually lasts for 8 to 12 months  and then it can be re-injected. At my office and to make the patients more comfortable during the procedure, we apply topical numbing cream on the treatment area around half an hour ahead of time. We also have a cooling machine that continuously blows cool air on the skin throughout the procedure and that helps significantly to make the procedure more comfortable. The actual injection is quick and easy and takes about 10 to 15 minutes. By the way just a reminder that Botox is only a symptomatic treatment for hyperhidrosis and you need to make sure there is no underlying medical reason (such as hyperthyroidism) which needs attention. I hope it helps and thanks!

Elham Jafari, MD
Irvine Physician
4.8 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Botox vs creams vs others

Goto sweat  I wrote that site to guide patients. Also the International HH Society can help. Choices are-1. 20 % Al hexahydrate- cheapest. 2. Glycopyralate 2% cream, compounded 3. Iontophoresis 4. Glyco - iontophoresis 5. Botox. Of the treatments, Botox works the best, but if its covered under Medical Insurance - go for it. All the best, Dr Davin Lim. Brisbane. Australia. 

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Botulinum toxin treatment for sweaty palms

Botulinum toxin injections work great for sweating over the palms. Treatments are typically repeated every 6 monthly or so, and give good results. If you are apprehensive about the shots, you could try the treatment for the right hand first, to experience the process - before you start doing treatments regularly for both hands. 

Non-invasive hyperhidrosis treatment?

Thank you for sharing your excellent question.   For the palms of the hands, injections of Botox works very well at reducing the amount of perspiration that can develop.  As it requires an advanced injection technique, be sure to see a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation to discuss the treatment benefits and risks.  Hope this helps.

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

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