How to Deal with Excessive Underarm Sweating
Our bodies need to sweat to regulate our body temperature; it’s a normal bodily function essential to ridding our bodies of excess heat from muscles that have been working hard. When your body’s internal temperature is elevated, your body sweats. Your skin’s surface cools when the sweat evaporates.
Sweating also helps the body maintain a healthy level of salinity by sending sodium back into the blood. However, while sweating is essential, excessive sweating, particularly in the underarm area, can be stressful and embarrassing.
People who suffer from excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis can spend thousands of dollars a year on dry-cleaning to get rid of sweat stains. They may try brand after brand of antiperspirants that claim to be powerful enough to work on even the most severe cases of excessive underarm sweat. But what happens when not even the clinical strength deodorants do the trick? What if they only tackle the body odor but not the excessive perspiration?
The truth is that antiperspirants don’t actually stop the sweating process but block the sweat ducts and reduce the amount of sweat that reaches the skin’s surface. Many experts believe that our bodies may eventually adapt and develop resistance to the deodorant brands if we use them too long; therefore, switching up brands every few months is best.
The miraDry System
When it comes to heavy sweating, it’s not enough to keep the smell at bay. Sweat glands are located all over your body; however, the ones that cause the most embarrassment are found in the underarms as the excessive moisture will still leave humiliating pit stains.
Fortunately, there’s a procedure that can help if you’re self-conscious about your underarm sweat. With FDA-approved miraDry, you no longer have to avoid work opportunities or social activities because you worry about others seeing you sweat heavily.
The miraDry system is a non-surgical treatment designed to reduce underarm sweat and odor dramatically. The procedure can be completed in as little as one hour. miraDry is a more effective solution compared to prescription-strength deodorants, sweat shields, or giving in to the exhausting task of changing clothes multiple times a day.
Local anesthesia is administered to ensure comfort during the treatment. Your sweat glands will be mapped out. Using a handheld device to emit electromagnetic energy, you will feel a slight suction that brings the glands closer to the surface.
Using thermal energy, the miraDry System targets and eliminates underarm sweat and odor glands; cooling is applied to protect the skin and keep the patient comfortable. The glands will not grow back once they have been removed. The treatment is clinically proven to have an average of 82% sweat reduction and 89% odor reduction.
Many patients describe the miraDry procedure as painless thanks to the local anesthesia. Because there is no downtime, you can return to your regular activities after the treatment. You may experience some minimal bruising, numbness, sensitivity, or swelling in the underarm area for a few days following the procedure.
As with all cosmetic procedures, the number of treatments to achieve optimal results will vary from person to person. To learn more about miraDry and if you’re an ideal candidate, don’t hesitate to reach out to CüR Laser and Skin.