miraDry® before and after showing a reduction in sweat in the armpits.
The state of Arizona is notorious for its heat waves. In fact, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services, the state is “one of the hottest places on earth from May to September.” The same source goes on to say that 2,000 people visit emergency rooms in Arizona annually due to heat-related illnesses.
However, we’re not here today to talk about the difficulties brought about by excessive heat in the state. We are looking into a more common occurrence that many people in Arizona have become familiar with: excessive sweating.
What causes excessive sweating?
Excessive sweating, also known medically as hyperhidrosis, is defined by Mayo Clinic as “when you sweat more than you might expect based on the surrounding temperature or your activity level or stress.” This refers to instances wherein you are just sitting on the couch, watching a television show, and you are suddenly sweating profusely. Mayo Clinic adds, “Excessive sweating can disrupt daily activities and cause social anxiety or embarrassment.” Surprisingly, the condition is very common, with Medical News Today estimating that 7.8 million Americans have it.
Hyperhidrosis can affect the entire body or just specific areas, such as the underarms, groins, palms, soles, or face. It can impact just one side of the body, such as excessive sweating in just one underarm. An underlying medical condition can also cause hyperhidrosis.
Mayo Clinic explains that primary hyperhidrosis, or the type of excessive sweating that is not caused by an underlying medical condition, “occurs when the nerves responsible for triggering your sweat glands become overactive and call for more perspiration even when it’s not needed.” As a result, you would then sweat excessively, leaving telltale marks on your shirt.
The caveat, however, is that excessive sweating comes with an ugly partner: body odor. When people cannot control the amount of sweat they produce, the chances of them also being plagued with body odor is very, very high.
How can you get rid of excessive sweating?
Here are some tips to consider if you want to get rid of hyperhidrosis.
●Consider stronger products – The easiest way to curb excessive sweating is to use stronger deodorants and antiperspirants. However, one of the common mistakes people make is to assume that deodorants and antiperspirants are one and the same. A deodorant keeps odor at bay while an antiperspirant keeps you from sweating excessively. If your problem is excessive sweating and body odor, then you should invest in a higher-strength product.
●Use armpit shields – If your problem is just excessive sweating and not necessarily body odor, then you can purchase armpit shields. These products are pads that are worn in your garment to stop sweat from penetrating the fabric, and therefore, becoming visible to the outside world. In a pinch, you can also use a panty liner.
●Choose your clothes – Choose fabrics that can absorb sweating and allow the skin to breathe such as cotton. If you are working out or exercising, invest in athletic clothes made in breathable fabrics, such as dry fit shirts or moisture-wicking items. These clothes are oftentimes labeled clearly so you should see which items would work the best for you.
●Do not use clothes more than once – If you have already sweated through your garments, then please do not reuse them. Start your day with a clean, dry outfit. Change your socks or shirt too if you have already soaked it through with sweat.
●Use powder – There are powders that are very handy in keeping your hands and feet sweat-free. Use them whenever you think the day would be extra humid or warm, so that you can avoid sweating through.
●Pay attention to your hygiene – Make it a habit to shower at least twice a day (morning and night) if you are plagued by excessive sweating and body odor. You can also bring a small soap with you to the office in case you get excessive sweats during the day. You can simply wash your armpit, dry it, reapply deodorant, and then change into a fresh shirt.
First miraDry® treatment can you help reduce sweat by up to 82%!
What if all these things do nothing to curb my excessive sweating?
If none of the options above work for you, then you can consider getting a miraDry® treatment from Guerra Plastic Surgery Center. It is a non-surgical procedure designed to treat excessive sweating, with a secondary result of hair reduction and reducing body odor. In fact, most patients only need one treatment of miraDry® to see impressive results, and have reported to consume less hair removal products and deodorants.
It is a quick outpatient procedure usually performed in the clinics of plastic surgeons such as Dr. Aldo Guerra. The painless process requires applying local anesthesia to the underarm, followed by the application of thermal energy. The procedure is typically completed within 60 to 75 minutes, with most patients going back to their daily routine soon after the procedure.
What makes miraDry® so impressive is that this FDA-cleared and clinically-proven treatment offers immediate and permanent results. In fact, almost 80% of patients can see results immediately after the treatment. It is non-invasive, with minimal to no downtime, so much so that you can even exercise (and sweat again!) a few days after the treatment. It is also a toxin-free procedure that is performed in a comfortable setting.
That being said, Guerra Plastic Surgery Center offers the miraDry® procedure for a special price $1500. Most patients report experiencing 82% in sweat reduction after their one-time procedures.
Stop excessive underarm sweating today
Excessive underarm sweating can be embarrassing, and it is downright difficult to live with. If you suffer from excessive underarm sweating, miraDry® is the solution you seek. If you are generally healthy, a non-smoker with no medical conditions, can hamper wound healing, and have realistic goals and expectations — then you can schedule a consultation with Guerra Plastic Surgery Center to see if miraDry® is the right procedure for you. For more information, call (480) 970-2580 or visit www.azbreasts.com.