Do you have so much sweat under your arms that you can’t control it with deodorants or antiperspirants? Does it regularly stain your clothing and run your life?
You aren’t alone. Excessive sweating is much more common than you think, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy for anyone to live with. While everyone sweats when they workout or get hot, for some people, the sweating is excessive. The name for this is hyperhidrosis.
Hyperhidrosis is a Disorder
This is a common disorder that causes excessive armpit sweating in men, women and children. Your body sweats as a way to cool itself, but for millions of people, this mechanism is so overactive they sweat four or five times more than is necessary or considered normal. Excessive sweating is uncomfortable. It’s embarrassing, disabling, isolating and anxiety-inducing.
We’re talking about people who reapply antiperspirant all day long and may take extra clothing with them to work because they sweat right through their shirt. For people who suffer from hyperhidrosis, their self-esteem tanks, and their relationships, romance, career choices and recreational activities are affected.
Hyperhidrosis sufferers sweat all day long, regardless of the outside temperature. For others, the triggers may be heat and emotions. These otherwise healthy people will tell you that hyperhidrosis is ruining their lives. They will also explain that the condition is so embarrassing they won’t seek treatment. Others will tell you they had no idea there even was a treatment available.
Symptom of Hyperhidrosis
If sweating disrupts your normal activities, you may have hyperhidrosis. Take at look at these possible signs and symptoms:
- Frequent sweating
- Sweating that soaks through your clothing
- Worrying about staining your clothing
- Spend great parts of the day changing clothes, wiping your armpits, putting napkins or pads under your arms
- Wears bulky or dark clothing to hide stains
- Worry about body odor
- Irritation and painful skin problems
- Reluctant to have physical contact with people
- Withdrawn from people
- Unwilling to participate in social activities
- Hampered relationships
At the Plastic Surgery Center, we have successfully treated many patients with one of our lasers. The minimally-invasive Cellulaze™ laser provides permanent relief for excessive underarm sweating.
Routinely we use the Cellulaze™ laser to treat cellulite that’s resistant to diet and exercise. Along with physicians nationwide, we also use it to treat hyperhidrosis with proven results. Laser sweat reduction is an innovative technique for the reduction of excess armpit sweating. Using the Cellulaze™ laser, we treat the armpit sweat glands and target the problem at its source.
A tiny incision is made, and the minimally invasive, non-irritating laser energy is directed just below the skin in the armpits. The laser energy then converts to heat disabling the sweat glands, and the excessive sweating is gone. The benefits include an immediately noticeable change in perspiration and a continuous improvement over six months.
The Benefits of Treatment
The procedure takes less than an hour and requires no downtime. It’s easy for patients to fit into their schedule. The results are long lasting, patients experience only minor bruising and can return to normal activities almost immediately.
If you are one of the millions of people struggling with excessive armpit sweating, make your appointment with the Plastic Surgery Center today. Discuss the treatment with your plastic surgeon and learn if a laser sweat reduction treatment can relieve your hyperhidrosis.
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Plastic surgery involves many choices. The most important is selecting a surgeon you can trust. Expect exceptional results when you have your procedures performed by plastic surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons like Bruce Ferris, MD, and Amy Sprole, MD, or surgeons who are board-eligible, like Nataliya Biskup, MD. The specially trained doctors have at least six years of surgical training and experience, with a minimum of three years of plastic surgery.
By Bruce Ferris, MD, Amy Sprole, MD, and Nataliya Biskup, MD