My Sweaty Face

Do beads of sweat pour over your forehead while you're sitting at your desk? Do perspiration rivulets run down your temples during a movie? Has streaming facial sweat gotten in the way of spending time with your family?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may suffer from craniofacial hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive sweating of the face, head, or scalp.

Facial sweating is a common problem and often more irritating and embarrassing than other types of excessive sweating. Even people who sweat heavily in other areas of their bodies may find that it's their facial sweating that bothers them the most. That's because our faces are how we present ourselves to the rest of the world, and it's really hard to hide your sweaty face and still lead a normal life. But don't panic! There are treatments.