Excessive underarm sweating treatment involves both surgical and nonsurgical methods for people who suffer from the distress of very high perspiration in the armpits. The surgical methods are gaining popularity due to high success rates and overall alleviation from the problem.
Excessive underarm sweating treatment procedures are effective only after accurate diagnosis of the causative factors. Underarm sweat is normal for all human beings.
However, some people experience very high and excessive perspiration from the underarms. Excessive underarm sweating treatment is given by doctors who are qualified to identify the extent and cause of this hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
Underarm sweating is termed as Axillary hyperhidrosis. It is often caused by a malfunction of the sympathetic nervous system. Sweat glands are a part of the sympathetic nervous system. Excessive underarm sweating treatment experts are able to investigate and identify if this perspiration is indicative of a more serious medical condition like hormonal imbalance, viral fevers, cardiac problems, diabetes etc.
Excessive underarm sweating treatment involves counseling and explanation. No treatments offer 100 percent solutions. The patient experiencing this axillary hyperhidrosis can be given great relief from his problem. It should, however, be noted that many seemingly effective treatments may require repetitive follow-ups and might not be long lasting. This counseling forms the basis of setting correct expectations before excessive underarm sweating treatment.
Excessive underarm sweating treatment with non-invasive and non-surgical procedures includes injecting special medication that can numb the sympathetic nerves in the area affected. An instance for this type of medication is the popular Botox injections. Patients are also asked to have tried out antiperspirant blocks and deodorants before assessing if medical intervention is required.
You must note that axillary hyperhidrosis cannot respond effectively to deodorants and antiperspirants. Once that is established, you can approach an excessive underarm sweating treatment expert.
Excessive underarm sweating treatment which is surgical involves three types of surgeries.
The first is the removal of perspiring skin area. A sizeable portion of armpit skin is removed to give great relief from the problem of perspiration. However this may involve a very large incision and corresponding scar. Sometimes it can restrict arm movement after surgery.
The second type of excessive underarm sweating treatment with surgery involves using a small incision with suction of the area with sweat glands causing excessive perspiration. This is far more effective than the first surgical method for excessive underarm sweating treatment.
The third most effective method of excessive underarm sweating treatment involves ablation of the sweat glands and sympathetic nerve endings with a focused laser beam, penetrating through a tiny incision in the armpit skin. Doctors have found great success rates of over 95 percent with a combination of this laser surgery and suction procedure in excessive underarm sweating treatment.