What is hyperhidrosis?
Sweating while exercising or nervous is totally normal, but excessive perspiration that discolors your clothes and causes an overwhelming odor is actually a medical condition known as hyperhidrosis. Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center offers treatment for excessive underarm perspiration with BOTOX ® and the miraDry® system by Miramar Labs. Both therapies are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of excessive sweating. With treatment, many patients are able to freely enjoy an active lifestyle without having to worry about sweat marks, stickiness, deodorant streaks, or powerful smells. BOTOX and miraDry are quick, nonsurgical treatments that seasoned dermatologist Dr. Mary Pentel often performs to help Jacksonville, FL patients rid themselves of excessive underarm sweat.
candidates for hyperhidrosis treatments
BOTOX and miraDry can help anyone who would like to control the perspiration and odor of their underarms. These treatments can be a great solution if you:
- Have persistent issues with excessive underarm perspiration
- Frequently have stains in the underarm area of your tops
- Wish to avoid the dangerous chemicals and toxins in deodorant
- Are embarrassed by your armpit odor
- Want to feel cleaner and fresher
treatment options for excessive sweating
At the start of your treatment, we'll mark and clean the region needing treatment and will then numb it with a topical anesthetic to make you more comfortable during your procedure. If you are receiving BOTOX, a topical anesthetic isn't necessary but can be requested. With BOTOX, we'll inject the product into the designated sites on the underarms. This process usually takes about 10 minutes.
With the miraDry system, we'll pass a handheld wand over your skin, using mild suction to pull the sweat glands nearer to the surface of the dermis. The miraWave heated technology works on the sweat and odor glands, whereas the applicator keeps the surface of your skin cool. Most treatments take about an hour to complete.
after your appointment
Following your therapy, you may experience temporary swelling, soreness, numbness, or tingling in your underarms for a couple of days, but you'll have an immediate decrease in underarm sweat. If you're treated with the miraDry system, the sweat glands will not come back once they're eliminated, which means that your results will be long term. To attain the best outcome possible, we highly recommend getting two treatments spaced approximately 2 – 3 months apart. With BOTOX, we generally recommend treatments every 3 – 4 months. Regardless of the therapy used, you can return to normal activities immediately following your treatment, but it's best to avoid strenuous activity, like exercise and weightlifting, for a few days.
stop excessive sweating
Stop worrying about underarm sweat and odor with a fast, simple solution at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center in Jacksonville, FL. Save your clothes from perspiration stains and deodorant streaks and save your skin from toxic substances found in the majority of antiperspirants. No matter how hard you exercise or how nervous you get, you'll still look calm, cool, and collected with miraDry or BOTOX. Contact our office today to find out more.