Sweating is your body’s way of staying cool. It is a healthy and normal bodily function. But for some people, sweaty palms and underarms are not only embarrassing but also may be signs of a medical condition. People who sweat more than what is considered to be normal suffer from hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. The condition can happen unpredictably.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Sweating occurs through sweat glands, which are located all over the body. Most people’s sweat glands are triggered during hot weather, when their body temperature rises (i.e., during exercise) or in response to situations that make them nervous, embarrassed or afraid. Sweat is released through ducts in the skin. It moistens the surface of the skin and cools the person down as it evaporates.
Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is caused by overactive sweat glands. This causes a person to sweat excessively even during cool weather and when their body temperature is normal. In some cases, excessive sweating can occur as a symptom of another medical condition such as menopause, thyroid disease or diabetes. More often than not, hyperhidrosis causes discomfort — both physical and emotional.
Do You Suffer from Hyperhidrosis?
If you suffer from hyperhidrosis, Dr. David Sayah, a trusted plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, can help. He has helped thousands of men and women find physical and emotional relief from the condition. Dr. Sayah offers an innovative, minimally invasive treatment to treat excessive sweating in the underarm area.
miraDry is a long-lasting and non-surgical solution to excessive underarm sweating that uses microwave energy to generate heat onto the sweat glands, destroying them permanently so they do not grow back. The procedure is quick and virtually painless; Dr. Sayah uses a local anesthetic to numb the underarms. Following treatment, you may experience swelling, soreness, tingling and numbness in the area. This is only temporary and should subside in the days that follow. The procedure requires little to no downtime; most people return to their normal routines right after treatment.
While miraDry is not the only treatment for excessive sweating in the underarms, Dr. Sayah believes it is the most effective. Most people see a decrease in sweating of over 80 percent when using the miraDry system. Oral medications, special antiperspirants, topical applications and Botox injections have long been used to treat hyperhidrosis, but results are temporary. Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) is a surgical procedure that offers more permanent results. But because ETS involves surgery, it comes with more risks than miraDry.
Contact Dr. Sayah Today
To learn more about the procedures Dr. David Sayah offers to treat hyperhidrosis, schedule a personal consultation today. Please call our Beverly Hills office at (310) 905-8405.