Excessive Sweating (hyperhidrosis)

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Affecting between 2-3% of Americans, hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, occurs when the nerves responsible for sweat production become overactive, most often on the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet, and under the arms. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat heavily all the time, which causes great anxiety, stress, and embarrassment, and limits or disrupts even the most ordinary daily activities. Severe cases may even lead to other medical complications, such as bacterial infections or skin conditions. Fortunately, Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery offers safe, effective outpatient procedures designed to treat hyperhidrosis.

Non-surgical treatment

Injected under the arm, a dilute concentration of FDA-approved Botox® temporarily blocks the nerve signals that activate sweat glands. Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis generally lasts only 4 - 6 months, however, so periodic retreatment will be necessary.

Surgical treatment

Surgery for excessive sweating can be performed in our own private, AAAASF-accredited operating room, for a longer-term solution. Performed as a minor outpatient procedure under local anesthesia, hyperhidrosis surgery removes the sweat glands by curettage (scraping) and/or liposuction. The process involves little downtime or scarring, and the result is a significant "" or, in many cases, permanent "" reduction of sweating. Live the full, rewarding life you deserve! If you haven't found a successful treatment for excessive sweating, contact us to learn more, or to schedule a consultation. We're happy to answer your questions and help determine the best and safest options!