Cosmetic and General Dermatology located in Covington and Hammond, LA


Hyperhidrosis services offered in Covington, LA

Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) can affect your hands, feet, armpits, or even your entire body. Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics has offices in Covington and Hammond, Louisiana, where board-certified dermatologists diagnose the cause of your hyperhidrosis. They also offer innovative treatments such as miraDry®, which solves your sweating problem for good. Call Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics or book an appointment online today to benefit from cutting-edge hyperhidrosis treatment.

Hyperhidrosis Q&A

What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating, an embarrassing condition that antiperspirants can’t always control. It may develop because of an underlying medical condition or could be caused by overactivity in the nerves controlling your sweat glands.

Sweating starts when your body temperature increases, either because of your environment, as a result of physical exertion or because you have a fever. Your body releases sweat from millions of eccrine glands, which helps to cool you down.

People with hyperhidrosis are often sweaty even when it’s not particularly hot, and they haven’t been active. Some people sweat heavily all over their bodies, while others only experience excessive sweating in their hands, feet, or armpits. 

How is hyperhidrosis treated?

Treating hyperhidrosis varies depending on its cause, location, and factors like age and general health. Possible methods include:

  • Clinical-strength antiperspirant
  • Glycopyrronium tosylate cloths
  • Botulinum toxin (Botox®) injections
  • Iontophoresis (electrical current)
  • Medications that stop you from sweating

Medications can treat whole-body hyperhidrosis but must be used with caution. If your body temperature rises too high, it can be dangerous and potentially fatal. Sweating is a vital way of cooling the body, so it’s not a good idea to use anti-sweating medicines if you’re somewhere hot or very active.

These hyperhidrosis treatments are temporary, so you start sweating again when the effects wear off. The Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics team also offers miraDry treatment to permanently relieve underarm sweating and odor.

How does miraDry help with hyperhidrosis?

The Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics team’s miraDry treatment is a quick, noninvasive in-office procedure lasting around an hour. It provides immediate results with minimal to no downtime.

The miraDry device delivers electromagnetic energy to the area under your arm containing sweat glands. The energy destroys the glands permanently without damaging other tissues.

To ensure your comfort, your dermatologist anesthetizes your armpit before treatment. The miraDry device also has a cooling system, so you should experience little or no pain. A beneficial side effect of miraDry is that it significantly reduces underarm hair growth.

If you have hyperhidrosis, call Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics or book an appointment online today to learn how miraDry and other treatments could resolve excessive sweating.