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Other Treatments for Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

In addition to medications, microwave treatment and surgery, these other treatments have been shown as being effective in treating excessive sweating.


This works by placing each hand or foot in water that has an electrical current running through it. Patients can purchase this device for home use two to three times a week for 20-30 minutes per treatment session. Side effects include local discomfort during treatment. 

Botulinum Toxin

Also known as Botox®, these injections cause a very reliable temporary decrease in sweating, typically lasting from 3-6 months. Please note that we do not offer Botox treatments.

Related Articles, Videos and Interviews 

Treatment Options: Read or Listen to this interview from WAMU 88.5 to learn more about treatment options and hear from patients who were treated for excessive sweating at Johns Hopkins.

No Sweat: How Surgery Changed the Life of a Man with Excessive Perspiration Read the article.

Do You Suffer from Excessive Sweating? Dr. Malcolm Brock explains excessive sweating and what treatment options are available for patients who suffer from hyperhidrosis. Watch the video.