Dr. Mohiba Tareen and Lauren Sundick PA-C, Minneapolis dermatologist and dermatology Physician Assistant, specialize in the treatment of excessive sweating. Excessive sweating, called hyperhidrosis, can occur nearly anywhere on the body. The most common areas for hyperhidrosis to occur are the underarms, hands, and feet. Even the best over-the-counter antiperspirants and deodorants cannot control true hyperhidrosis.
Top Minneapolis dermatologist Dr. Tareen reviews the most effective treatments for excessive sweating:
- Drysol: Drysol is a topical aluminum chloride solution that is prescribed as a prescription antiperspirant for application at night. Many patients find relief from Drysol, though some of our patients find that it is too irritating to the skin to use regularly.
- Oral medications: Oral medications, such as Robinul (glycopyrrolate) is an oral medication that decreases secretions of the body, including sweat. This medication is often effective for excessive sweating in otherwise healthy patients, under the care of a dermatologist.
- Botox or Dysport: Botox and Dysport are both medications that are injected directly into the sweat glands in the area of excessive sweating, in order to decrease the activity of the sweat glands. This is a very effective treatment for nearly all patients, which lasts for six months to a year.
- Miradry: Miradry is a new laser treatment that decreases excessive sweating of the underarms with two visits for laser treatment. It is a new treatment, recently approved by the FDA for hyperhidrosis treatment.