Excessive Sweating Specialist

Maple Lawn Cosmetic

Kuldeep Singh, MDPA

Surgeon located in Fulton, MD

Worrying about sweating too much under your arms, on your face, or elsewhere on your body makes you uneasy in social situations. Kuldeep Singh, MD, PA, at Maple Lawn Cosmetics has solutions to stop your sweating and help you relax. If you’re in Fulton, Maryland, or the greater Baltimore area, call the clinic to discuss remedies for your excessive sweating, or book an appointment online.

Maple Lawn Cosmetic Q & A

What is excessive sweating?

Excessive sweating is also known as hyperhidrosis. The condition is far more common than you may realize and affects both men and women equally. In fact, an estimated 8 million people in the United States suffer from hyperhidrosis. You can sweat excessively anywhere on your body, though underarm sweat is of particular concern because it’s so noticeable.

Hyperhidrosis can be stressful because it seems to occur without a trigger, such as high temperatures or exerting energy. Excessive sweating can completely wet your clothing and cause your skin to become irritated and peel.

Other symptoms of excessive sweating include:

  • Sweating that impacts your daily activities
  • Sweating that requires you to change your clothes more than once each day
  • Sweat that occurs equally on both sides of your body
  • Constantly clammy palms

What causes excessive sweating?

Unfortunately, in many cases, hyperhidrosis is idiopathic, meaning it has no clear cause, though researchers do believe it has a genetic component.

In some cases, the cause is well known and due to an underlying condition, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Thyroid problems
  • Gout
  • Menopause

Medications and supplements can also trigger excessive sweating.

How is excessive sweating treated?

Hyperhidrosis is treated in a number of ways, such as:

  • Topical treatments
  • Prescription antiperspirants
  • Nerve-blocking medications
  • BotoxⓇ therapy
  • Cynosure PrecisionTx laser treatments

In extreme cases, you may need more invasive treatment that homes in on your sweat glands and renders them ineffective. These procedures are nerve surgery, microwave therapy, or sweat-gland removal.

Dr. Singh takes a comprehensive health history and evaluates your condition before developing a plan that’s right for you.

How does Botox help with excessive underarm sweating?

Botox goes to the source and minimizes your sweat production. Dr. Singh uses Botox to deactivate the nerves that are responsible for your underarm sweat.

Botox helps manage your hyperhidrosis for as long as a year. You can then repeat the procedure to help manage excessive sweating.

The procedure is well tolerated by most patients and works immediately to remedy the problem.

Put an end to excessive sweating and the worry that goes with it. Call Maple Lawn Cosmetics to learn more, or use the online scheduler to book an appointment now.