- November 25th 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 9 -- The excessive sweating condition known as hyperhidrosis can be a debilitating and life-inhibiting disorder if left untreated. Fortunately for patients with hyperhidrosis, dermatologists are successfully using several treatments -- including local injections of BOTOX® (botulinum toxin) -- to prevent the pain of perspiration.
Speaking at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), dermatologist Dee Anna Glaser, MD, Vice Chairman, Dermatology Department, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo., discussed the safety and effectiveness of five hyperhidrosis treatments, ranging from botulinum toxin to surgery.
Medical condition, not cosmetic
Hyperhidrosis is a chronic medical disorder that results in the production of excessive sweat. A recent study determined that the condition -- once thought to be rare -- actually affects approximately 2.8 percent of the U.S. population, or 7.8 million people. Even more com [Read more]