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Hyperhidrosis Treatment

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, can take a toll on your mental and physical health, leading to social anxiety and skin issues. 

Non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments, including PrecisionTx and BOTOX, can help you find relief from hyperhidrosis

Our board-certified doctor at Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa offers safe and effective hyperhidrosis treatment for Reno, NV, patients.

What Is Hyperhidrosis? Understanding the Two Types

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating. Sweating helps you regulate your body temperature, but hyperhidrosis patients sweat more than the necessary amount. There are two types of hyperhidrosis:

Primary Hyperhidrosis

Primary hyperhidrosis has no known medical cause. In patients with primary hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating occurs independently of any additional medical conditions they may have.

Secondary Hyperhidrosis

Secondary hyperhidrosis is caused by an underlying medical condition, such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism, or menopause. Treating these conditions may help relieve hyperhidrosis. 

Take a Closer Look at PrecisionTx Before and After Transformations

PrecisionTx is a one-time treatment for hyperhidrosis. It uses a 1440-nanometer wavelength laser and adds a photomechanical effect to the wavelength in order to precisely target and remove excess axillary sweat glands. 

The laser works under the skin through a small cannula, allowing Dr. Murphy to tackle sweat at the source. PrecisionTx produces minimal discomfort and can be performed with just local anesthesia. It takes only one hour, has a very brief recovery period, and offers long-term relief from hyperhidrosis.

an armpit before and six months after PrecisionTx treatment
The dark spots in the first photo are digital markers showing the location of the sweat glands. In the second photo, you can see that the number of sweat glands has been dramatically reduced.

Find Relief From Hyperhidrosis Request a Consultation Today

Our board-certified doctor and our dedicated staff of estheticians are here to help you explore your treatment options for hyperhidrosis and find the solution that works for you.

We aim to personalize treatment for each patient. By taking the time to know you, we can formulate a plan that effectively addresses your unique needs. Our accessible and attentive staff takes the time to care for you at every step of your treatment, from your initial consultation to follow-up appointments. We also take the time to explain your treatment options and tailor a plan to fit your goals, schedule, and budget.

If you have hyperhidrosis, we can help. Reach out to us to request a consultation at our Reno, NV, office: 

(775) 322-3446

Dr. Murphy and the esthetic team
Our board-certified doctor has been recognized as the best in the Reno area. Patients throughout Nevada trust us to deliver an elevated level of care.

High Praise for Dr. James E. Murphy  From Our Reno, NV, Patients


Jeana Cerini


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Dr. Murphy is very knowledgeable, personable, funny, and cares about your needs. Great surgeon. Highly recommend!! Not to mention his wife and staff are simply amazing as well!!

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Vallery LaBarre


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Dr Murphy has wonderful bedside manor. He is able to present things honestly but in a way that doesn't feel judgmental. He actually declined to do a procedure on me because he felt it would not give good results. I appreciated his kindness and am very pleased with the results of my procedure.

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Who Is Affected By Hyperhidrosis?

"You aren't alone if you have hyperhidrosis. Approximately 3% of the American population suffers from hyperhidrosis. Treatment and relief are possible."

—The National Library of Medicine


Why Reno, NV, Chooses Us

Best in Town

We've been voted the best plastic surgeon in Reno, NV, for seven consecutive years. Patients come to our practice because of our reputation and ability to provide the best care for our patients. 

Open Availability

We have some of the best estheticians in Nevada working for us six days a week. We're open Monday through Saturday and offer late appointments to accommodate your schedule.

Doctor On Site

Unlike many medical spas, our board-certified doctor oversees our clinic himself. While an esthetician may perform your procedure, Dr. James E. Murphy is always available to answer questions and check in on patients when needed. 

Bilingual Staff

Our staff members speak English and Spanish to accommodate our patients best. Language barriers can get in the way of communicating the needs you want addressed, and our team is dedicated to hearing your complete thought process. 

Does BOTOX Treatment for Hyperhidrosis Have Any Side Effects?

Side effects are rare when receiving BOTOX to treat hyperhidrosis. However, our practice values transparency about the procedures we offer. Double-blind studies found that 3–10% of adult patients reported the following side effects after BOTOX injections:

  • Pain or Bruising
  • Infection
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Anxiety

Keep in mind that these side effects are temporary and usually diminish within weeks of treatment. The best way to reduce these risks is by receiving treatment from a skilled plastic surgeon, like our board-certified doctor, James E. Murphy. You should also confirm with a medical provider that you have primary hyperhidrosis rather than secondary hyperhidrosis, which may be better treated by targeting the root condition that causes excessive sweat gland production. 

"I couldn't be happier with my results!" Reno, NV, Patients Love Our Staff


Toni Slater


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The whole staff is awesome and I couldn't be happier with my results! I definitely recommend Dr. Murphy's and will go back for anything else in the future!

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Denise Hernandez


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Fantastic staff! I’ve had services with Tatum and Corin & they are both top notch!!! Very professional, yet kind. They offer pronox for some services with is a total game changer! Highly recommend this office!!!

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Dr. James Murphy

Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

Dr. James Murphy is a highly trained, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been in practice 25 years. He serves patients throughout Reno and Lake Tahoe and is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • American Medical Association 
  • Reno Surgical Society

Schedule your consultation today by contacting us online or call (775) 322-3446. Se habla español. If you would like to text us during business hours, we can respond via text to you. You can also send pictures to us with questions.

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