Suffer From Excessive Sweating? We Have Solutions

Unsightly sweat stains, underarms that always seem wet, unpleasant body odor. If these sound familiar, you may have a condition called hyperhidrosis, more commonly called excessive sweating

If you’re tired of the embarrassment and frustration excessive sweating brings, Dr. Gary Palmer, MD, and the team at Advanced Laser & Cosmetic Centers have solutions that provide lasting relief to patients in West Chester, Centerville, and Englewood, Ohio. 

Read on to learn more about excessive sweating and the treatment options that make hyperhidrosis a thing of your past.  

Why do I sweat so much?

There’s no way around it — everybody sweats. Sweating is a way your body keeps the surface of your skin from overheating and helps maintain your normal body temperature when it’s hot, when you have a fever, or when your heart rate increases.  

If you’re one of the more than 15 million Americans who suffer from excessive sweating, your sweat glands are working overtime. This is usually caused by overactive nerves in the affected body areas, typically the underarms, hands, and feet. 

What’s more? Since these nerves are overactive, they can turn on the sweat even under conditions that don’t normally cause perspiration. If you have hyperhidrosis, you may find yourself sweating in air-conditioned spaces or sitting at your desk or on the couch.    

Although excessive sweating isn’t physically harmful, there’s no doubt it negatively impacts your life. From the inconvenience of having to change clothes more frequently to the embarrassment it can bring, hyperhidrosis can hurt your mental and emotional wellbeing.

How can I stop excessive sweating?

The good news is, there is help for people who struggle with excessive sweating. The first step is to meet with a physician to rule out any medical causes for hyperhidrosis, such as medications or underlying health conditions.

At Advanced Laser & Cosmetic Centers, Dr. Palmer or a member of our team works with you to create a personalized treatment plan to help stop your excessive sweating. This customized plan may include the use of one of these FDA-approved treatments:

miraDry® for hyperhidrosis

By using a process called thermolysis, the miraDry system can help stop excessive sweating. Your body has millions of sweat glands, and it doesn’t need all of them to keep your body functioning normally. 

The miraDry system uses thermal energy to cause the decomposition of targeted sweat glands. Your provider holds a noninvasive device to the treatment area. Although the surface of your skin remains cool, the troublesome sweat glands are destroyed.   

The miraDry system offers amazing results: 82% sweat reduction and 89% odor reduction. The best part? Your results are immediate and permanent!

Botox® for hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is believed to be caused by overactive nerves that stimulate your sweat glands. By injecting botulinum toxin, or Botox, into the targeted problem areas, the nerves responsible for sending the signal to your sweat glands are blocked. The result? A temporary end to hyperhidrosis!

Getting Botox injections doesn’t take much time, and you can return to your daily activities immediately. Your provider at Advanced Laser & Cosmetic may schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure all problem areas are treated well to give you optimal results.

With Botox for hyperhidrosis, you can expect an 82-87% decrease in sweating with results that can last for up to 12-14 months. It takes about two to four days for Botox to take effect, with optimal results occurring in about two weeks. 

If you’re ready to stop the sweat and stay dry, the team at Advanced Laser and Cosmetic Centers can help. Contact the office nearest you to schedule, or request an appointment online now.

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