Heavy sweating (known medically as hyperhidrosis) is an embarrassing, real adverse daily issue for some people. There are effective ways of treating it but finding one that works for you can be a real struggle. Some people feel tempted to move to colder climates or avoid work because of noticeable armpit stains day in and day out. Try these steps before you book your ticket to Antarctica;
One of the first (and easiest) ways to attempt to tackle your underarm issues is through the use of antiperspirants. Most of your run of the mill antiperspirants use aluminum salts that are rolled onto your skin to block perspiration. You can buy these at your local pharmacy or drugstore or get prescription strength formulas through your doctor. Keep in mind that many of the antiperspirants that are sold on the market are combined with regular deodorant. These won’t stop your from sweating but should do the trick to help keep you from smelling.
When the usual means fail you and you are still dealing with excessive sweating your can turn to medical treatments for relief. Some of these treatments include Iontophoresis which involves siting with your hands or feet in shallow water for 30 minute as a low electrical current travels throughout the water. Experts believe that it works to block sweat from getting to your skin’s surface. The treatment is repeated a few times a week and then a few times a month in the future. Botulinum toxin is another option that works through injections. It’s the same as botox used for wrinkles and can be used to treat excessive underarm sweating. It works by preventing the release of chemicals that signals your glands to activate and then sweat. You may find that you need several injections but the results can last up to a year before needing to be done again. If prescription antiperspirants don’t work you can always try an anticholinergic drug. It’s an oral medication that can stop the activation of your sweat glands.
Another way to stop excessive sweating is through miraDry. miraDry is a non-invasive FDA approved procedure that removes underarm sweat and odor in a safe manner. It’s a quick, in office treatment that can result in permanent results. miraDry is relatively painless for the recipient as they receive a local anesthetic before the procedure begins. The miraDry procedure implements mireWave technology. It targets the area where your sweat glands are placed and works to destroy them while cooling the area at the same time. The results of miraDry are immediate and sweat glands don’t return afterwards. This means you’ll likely see an average reduction of sweat by 82% but the amount can vary from person to person.
If you are interested in ridding yourself of embarrassing sweat stains and odor for good, you can. Contact miraDry at (877) 760-4250 today to learn more about the procedure, costs and financing that may be available to you.