Hyperhidrosis Treatment Specialist

Leroy Charles, MD, FACOG

OB/GYN located in Greenacres, FL

If you sweat excessively, even when you’re not in hot conditions or exercising, a condition called hyperhidrosis could be to blame. At the office of OB/GYN specialist Leroy Charles, MD, FACOG, in Greenacres, Florida, the medical team offers numerous hyperhidrosis treatments, including Botox®, medications, and minimally invasive procedures, to reduce embarrassing sweating and restore your quality of life. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.

Hyperhidrosis Treatment Q & A

What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that affects the way your body sweats. If you have hyperhidrosis, you might sweat excessively, even when you’re not in a hot environment or working out. It’s a medical problem that’s often embarrassing and can lead to social anxiety. Hyperhidrosis is associated with sweat soaking through clothes or even dripping off your body. 

What are the symptoms of hyperhidrosis?

If you suffer from hyperhidrosis, you might experience the following signs or symptoms:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Sweating more than most people
  • Embarrassment or social anxiety associated with sweating
  • A sweaty face, underarms, hands, or feet
  • Sweating that disrupts your everyday routine
  • Social withdrawal because of abnormal sweating
  • Night sweats


If hyperhidrosis hinders your quality of life or interferes with personal relationships, see Dr. Charles for an evaluation. 

How is hyperhidrosis diagnosed?

To diagnose hyperhidrosis, Dr. Charles asks questions about your symptoms and discusses your medical history. He completes a physical exam and may use lab tests or sweat tests to diagnose your condition. 

Dr. Charles can also detect or rule out underlying medical conditions associated with excessive sweating, such as thyroid disorders, diabetes, and menopause.

What are hyperhidrosis treatments?

Dr. Charles personalizes each hyperhidrosis treatment plan to match your unique needs. He might recommend:

Treating underlying medical problems

If you have an underlying medical condition responsible for hyperhidrosis, such as a thyroid disorder, Dr. Charles can treat it to reduce excessive sweating and embarrassing moments.

Medications

Using prescription nerve-blocking medicines, prescription antiperspirants, creams, or other medications can help diminish excessive sweating associated with hyperhidrosis.

Botulinum injections

Botulinum, or Botox, injections block nerve impulses responsible for sweating. Dr. Charles uses topical anesthesia to numb the area and make Botox injections feel comfortable. Results can last 6-12 months.

Microwave therapy

Microwave therapy delivers microwave energy to sweat glands to destroy them and reduce the amount you sweat. Dr. Charles might recommend a series of treatments to help you achieve the most desirable outcome.

Surgical procedures

If other treatments don’t work, Dr. Charles and his team may suggest procedures that remove sweat glands or surgically damage nerves that control sweating.

Don’t live with embarrassing symptoms of hyperhidrosis when you don’t have to. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.