June 13, 2015
How to Treat Excessive Sweating
Excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, can be embarrassing and inconvenient. In some cases, excessive sweating is caused by an underlying medical condition. However, just because you tend to sweat more than other people when you’re at the gym or in the sun does not necessarily mean that your health is at risk.
In fact, most cases of hyperhidrosis are harmless… aside from the social and professional implications they may have. Fortunately, excessive sweating can be treated. Here’s more about this undesirable condition and how you can get it under control.
What Causes Excessive Sweating?
Excessive sweating that is not associated with illness is called primary focal hyperhidrosis. This condition affects between 1 and 3 percent of the world’s population, including an estimated 8.5 million Americans. It usually develops in late adolescence and young adulthood. Localized sweating means sweating from specific areas, such as the head, face, underarms, groin and other places from which people typically perspire.
While hyperhidrosis is the result of a minor malfunction in the nervous system, the cause of this malfunction is not yet known. However, it is believed to be hereditary. Put simply, some people just sweat more than others.
What Are My Options For Treating Excessive Underarm Sweating?
The underarm is one the most common places hyperhidrosis occurs. While some people resort to prescription deodorants and medications, there are more long-term methods of treating this type of hyperhidrosis. These include:
VASER® Treatment: This advanced system uses ultrasound technology to treat superficial layers of the sweat glands located in the underarm. Through concentrated energy and suction, the VASER® system destroys some of the sweat glands, reducing perspiration by 70 to 80 percent, thus reducing underarm odor.
BOTOX® Treatment: By blocking chemical signals from the nerves that activate sweat glands, BOTOX injections effectively reduce excessive sweating. This treatment is considered temporary but effects can last for several months at a time.
Don’t Suffer From Excessive Sweating Any Longer
Sweating is a natural bodily function necessary to regulate body temperature. However, while our bodies need to sweat, some of us tend to sweat more than necessary. If you find that your excessive sweating condition is prohibiting you from enjoying your life, call the Medical Center of Body Rejuvenation to learn more about our hyperhidrosis treatment options today!