Sweating can be very frustrating for many people. Some people sweat more than others, and some people smell more than others. Sweating is perfectly normal and can happen on any part of the body, from the head to the feet, but excessive sweating is most common in the underarm area, the hands and the feet. In some cases, this sweating, and the accompanying odor, can be excessive and disrupt people’s lives. Fortunately, with today’s technology there are things we can do to help reduce sweating for certain areas of the body.
Treatment for Sweaty Armpits
Prescription antiperspirants are usually the first-line of defense against excessive sweating and odor. Patients that suffer from excessive sweating under the arms have typically tried this and other options before coming to see us at the Skin Care Center at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery.
MiraDry is new FDA-approved treatment for excessive sweat and odor in the underarm area. This new technology reduces underarm sweat and odor up to 75% and the results are permanent. Patients find this is game-changer. MiraDry leaves them feeling worry-free and more confident than ever before. One of the most common questions we hear is “Is it safe?” The answer is “Yes”. MiraDry is completely safe. The procedure takes around one hour. It uses a device that heats the sweat and odor glands in the armpit, rendering them inactive. Your body will continue to perspire normally everywhere else but you’ll no longer have to deal with sweaty, smelly armpits.
Treatment for Sweaty Palms and Feet
While MiraDry is the gold-standard treatment for underarm sweating, it isn’t approved for use on the palms or feet. If you are one of the many people that suffer from sweaty palms and/or sweaty feet and prescription antiperspirants haven’t worked, then Botox injections might the solution for you. A specially trained health care provider injects the Botox at very precise locations on the hands and feet effectively stop the sweating.
If you’re suffering from excess sweating on your hands, feet, underarms or any other part of your body, schedule a free consultation with one of our skin care experts at The Skin Care Center at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery to find out what options are best for you.