Dealing with excessive sweating can be embarrassing and frustrating. In the United States, it has been estimated that 37 million people are dealing with excessive sweating and/or hyperhidrosis. In addition to affecting a person’s underarms, it is common for individuals to deal with excessive sweating on their palms and on the soles of their feet.
While it may make a person want to hide away from the world, the good news is that there are treatments available to help. BOTOX® and miraDry® are two options that have shown great results for patients dealing with hyperhidrosis.
When most people think of BOTOX®, they think of a treatment that is used to get rid of wrinkles. It is definitely true that this injectable can help individuals enjoy a more youthful appearance, but something that is not as commonly known is that BOTOX® has also been approved by the FDA to treat hyperhidrosis. It can be used to treat the problem in the underarms, on the palms, and on the soles of the feet.
In the same way that it interrupts signals that are sent to the facial muscles in order to prevent dynamic wrinkles, BOTOX® is able to prevent the sweat glands from activating. It prevents the release of chemicals that tell the sweat glands to activate. Results with Botox for Hyperhidrosis usually last about 3 to 6 months for most patients.
For individuals who are looking for a more permanent solution to excessive underarm sweating, miraDry® may be the right option. This is a non-surgical treatment that ablates sweat glands in the underarms. The results are immediate and permanent.
Patients can expect to see a reduction in sweat as well as odor. Clinical studies have shown an average of 82% reduction in sweat and 89% reduction in odor with miraDry® after two treatments. Normal activities can usually be resumed immediately after the treatment session. The body will continue to function normally using the other sweat glands on the body that have not been disabled with the treatment, therefore, patients do not need to worry about their body not being able to cool itself properly.
If you feel unsure about which option is best for you, the clinicians at VITAHL will be able to guide you through your options to the right one. You will be able to meet with one of our medical professionals at any of our offices in Chicago or Denver. You will go through a short consultation where we will listen closely to your concerns and will evaluate your overall health to make a recommendation that can help you get rid of embarrassing excessive sweat.
Both BOTOX® and miraDry® have been approved by the FDA as ways to treat hyperhidrosis. If you are tired of dealing with embarrassing sweat marks, offensive odor, and deodorant stains, we are here to help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation by visiting our website or calling (888) 353-2204.