I am 16 years old, and I sweat profusely out of my armpits. I wear prescription strength antiperspirant deodorant, and that doesn't do a thing. I sweat no matter what the temperature is, and no matter what I'm doing. I'll have sweat stains on my armpits that take up my whole armpit, and go all the way down to my ribs.
How Can I Stop Profuse Sweating out of my Armpits?
Doctor Answers 18
Miradry is FDA approved for underarm hyperhidrosis -
Wait until you are 17 and you can have the miraDry procedure. It is FDA approved and highly successful in 1-2 sessions to treat excessive sweating of the underarms. Another option would be Botox injections for underam sweating. It would be treated every 3-6 months depending on how fast your body metabolizes the Botox.
Precision Tx and Miradry are under local anesthesia treatments.
Treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
1. Prescription strength deodorant
2. Oral robinul
4. Botox injections
5. MiraDry Laser
Please consult with a board certified Dermatologist to determine the best approach for your individual case.
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Underarm BOTOX® injections are an option.
MiraDry for dramatic, permanent reduction in axillary sweating and odor
MiraDry is a noninvasive, in-office procedure that uses microwaves to destroy sweat glands in the armpits. Patients typically have a greater than 80% reduction with just one treatment. This means that most patients no longer need deodorant or antiperspirant after treatment.
Botox works best
Botox works best -- 50 units per each armpit. A total of 100 units. You will have a 4 month benefit of the treatment and will notice a significant reduction in underarm sweat and smell.
I hope this helps.
- Dr. Bryson Richards
Profuse Sweating Under the Armpit
Patients should always try conservative means first. Certain-dr, drysol and Xerac are all possible choice which can take up to a month to work. Some patients can not tolerate these products. Botox is another excellent option and can last between 3-6 months for this application.
Botox is the simple, quick, easy answer to your problem...
you suffer from primary hyperhidrosis and have progressed through the treatment plan in a logical order and now it's time to expand your horizons to botox...about 50 units injected into multiple sites under each arm and you should be good to go...maybe for about a year...talk to your doctor and see how easy it is to boost your self-esteem and confidence
Miradry stops excessive armpit sweating, it really works
Soaking through your shirts everyday shouldn't happen to anyone. The miradry system uses shallow microwaves to damage/destroy the sweat and odor glands in the skin. This can give excessive sweaters long term if not permanent relief from their suffering. The success rate has been really high with 1-2 treatments costing around $3000 total which, compared to the ongoing costs of Botox injections, makes it quite cost effective. As a surgeon who has written a textbook on lasers, and a text on cosmetic injectables, the combination of safety, effectiveness and longevity of this device has converted me from all the other techniques to this for my patients. Hope that helps and definitely check it out.
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