Did you know that one in five American suffer from excessive sweating? Our bodies sweat in order to maintain body temperature. Excessive sweating is a very common disorder also known as hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating is embarrassing and can complicate your professional and social interactions. There are many products and treatments to choose from but finding the right level of sweat protection can be difficult. Here are some tips for the right coverage.
- Deodorant. A very effective way for minimal sweating and bad odor is deodorant. If you barely sweat but have an odor, use a deodorant that is aluminum free. Aluminum has been linked with Cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Prescription and Medication. If the over-the-counter clinical strength formulas didn’t work for you, then it’s time to see a dermatologist. You might receive a medicine or prescription such as anticholinergics that temporarily prevents the body from sweating. Anticholinergics block the chemical messenger that triggers sweating.
- Botox. The same injectable that is used for wrinkles is also FDA approved to treat excessive underarm sweating. Botox works by blocking the release of a chemical that stimulates the sweat glands to activate. Results can be seen four to five days after treatment. Just three Botox treatments are enough for the entire year.
- miraDry. The new FDA approved and non-invasive solution to treat excessive sweating. miraDry is a very safe procedure that uses electromagnetic energy to destroy sweat glands. Just two treatments will solve your sweating problem for good. However, miraDry is not covered by insurance plans.
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At Advanced Dermatology, PC, our board-certified dermatologists are experts at treating excessive sweating with the best treatment option for you. Our conveniently located offices welcome patients from Queens (Bayside, Flushing), Long Island – Nassau/Suffolk (Roslyn/Albertson, West Islip, Commack, East Setauket), New York City, Westchester County (Ossining), Bergen County, NJ, Union County, NJ, and all surrounding areas.