What is Hyperhidrosis? Can Botox really help? June 23, 2010 Cole Do you have issues with excessive sweating in your underarms, feet or the palms of your hands? The medical term for this condition is Hyperhidrosis, and affects an estimated 7.8 million people in the U.S. The causes of this condition can vary greatly, and many patients find that over the counter or prescription strength anti-perspirants and powders are often not effective. Patients with hyperhidrosis produce an amount of sweat that exceeds that needed to regulate body temperature. If you suffer from an uncontrollable amount of sweating, you may be a candidate for Botox treatments to alleviate the problem. Injections into the sweat glands can help to temporarily reduce sweat production for up to one year. It is not considered a cosmetic problem, but is often addressed to the cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist. Call our office for more information or to schedule a consultation – 360.613.2600.