Are you looking for relief from uncontrollable underarm sweat? If you suffer from excessive sweating, over-the-counter deodorants and antiperspirants may not be enough to prevent you from dripping through your favorite shirt. People who suffer from extreme sweating may experience embarrassment, stained clothing, social anxiety and an unpleasant odor. Though sweating is a normal part of life, unnecessary perspiration can be prevented. Dr. Rokhsar of Cosmetic Laser Skin Surgery is excited to feature three treatments designed to treat the irritating issue: miraDry, Botox Injections, and Vaser Liposuction to combat your overactive sweat glands.
What is Excessive Sweating?
It is estimated that over 7 million Americans are affected by excessive sweating. Technically referred to as hyperhidrosis, profuse sweating can occur throughout various locations on the body. The most common locations for hyperhidrosis to occur are the armpits, hands, feet and groin area, as these regions contain highly active sweat glands. Though the precise cause of hyperhidrosis is unknown, the condition may have something to do with the nervous system.
Signs of Hyperhidrosis
- You sweat all the time. If you experience frequent perspiration regardless of the temperature, axillary hyperhidrosis could be the cause.
- Stained clothing. Do you change several times a day due to armpits saturated in sweat? Excessive perspiration leads to embarrassing clothing stains and lots of wasted money.
- Deodorant doesn’t work. When you spend money on deodorant, it should leave you feeling dry and refreshed. If you sweat through every application, it may be time to visit a dermatologist.
Treatments for Excessive Sweating
Botox Injections: If you would like to reduce excessive sweating under the arms, Botox can effectively disable overactive sweat glands. The neurotoxin essentially paralyzes the neurotransmitters responsible for that pesky sweat. Botox injections target sweat glands without affecting sensory nerves. After during a 15 minute long treatment session, most patients experience results within 5 days of the procedure and stay dry for the next 6 months.
Laser Liposuction: During laser liposuction, Dr. Rokhsar utilizes a laser cannula to draw out the subcutaneous layer of fat containing sweat glands. Laser liposuction technology paves the way for safe treatment without the risk of heat related injury. The heat delivered through a special laser cannula destroys endpoints of tissue while protecting the surrounding skin. As subcutaneous tissue is precisely heated, the necessary temperature is gradually obtained and sweat glands responsible for hyperhidrosis are damaged. Vaser reduces underarm sweat by 90% and is a permanent solution.
MiraDry: As the first miraDry provider in the New York area, Dr. Rokhsar has used this innovative technique to successfully treat hyperhidrosis. MiraDry utilizes a special directed energy that serves to eliminate sweat glands. The well tolerated treatment session leads to zero downtime and up to a year of dry results. MiraDry lasts longer because it destroys the sweat glands responsible for the uncontrollable for hyperhidrosis. Once destroyed, the sweat glands do not regenerate, providing a long-term solution to excessive sweating.
Thermidry: This device uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to target the sweat glands. During treatment, a small probe is inserted. When the heat energy reaches the sweat glands, they are deactivated. A local anesthetic will be administered to ensure patient comfort. The treatment takes about one hour to complete and offers a long term solution for most patients.
Why choose Dr. Rokhsar for your Hyperhidrosis Treatment
As a board-certified dermatologist and leading expert in miraDry treatments, Dr. Rokhsar is proud to provide solutions to those who are looking to stop overactive sweating. If you would like more information please contact us today for a complimentary consultation.